Oktoberfest | Triumph Brewing Company

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Triumph Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2002

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 10
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of cmq103
3.56/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap @ the Princeton Triumph into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Beautiful bronze color with an off white 1/4" head that reduced to a small thing ring after a few minutes. Spotty, but creamy looking lacing clinging as my glass is tilted. Exactly what an Oktoberfest/Marzen should look like.

Smell: Not a strong nose, but I easily detect caramel, malt with a hint of spice and sweetness in the finish.

Taste: Equivalent to the nose...Malt, caramel, light spice, bready, with just the right level of sweetness. Some beers of this style tend to overdue it with sweetness but Triumph got this one spot-on. I like this one a lot.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly creamy and light on the tongue with mild carbonation. The bubbles steadily rising from the bottom of the glass made me think carbonation was going to be higher.

Overall: A very easy drinking, flavorful Oktoberfest. I'm going to grab a few growlers of this to enjoy at home.

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Photo of BigIrishman
3.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours caramel brown and very clear with a bit of white head on top and little lacing.

Smell: I get some sweet bready notes although not nearly as much as I'd expect. Mostly caramel and molasses from what my smell receptors are telling me.

Taste: Similar to the nose, a big caramel flavor right off the bat. There's also some earthy hop presence but it is really faint. Overall this is more reminiscent of a cross between an Oktoberfest and a brown ale.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a bit of a dry finish.

Drinkability: Not as bready/biscuity as I'd expect from an oktoberfest but actually pretty drinkable. Goes well with most of their burgers and more flavorful entrées.

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3.16/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bubbly, clean, clear copper color with a very thin off-white head. Looks like a decent pour.

Aroma is pretty minimal, which is sort of weird. Slight brown sugar and a little metal and that is about it.

Flavor is caramel and light sugar. The metal smell comes through in the flavor with some bitterness but not from hops.

Okay, but nothing special.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.45/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a light rusty orange with a gold highlights with a flat, foamy capping the receded soon after the pour.

S: a smooth light dry caramel and light noble flowers.

T: The initial flavor was smooth with a very light caramel presence which was clean as well. There was a light fruitiness of apples but is very subtle. Overall the flavor is very subtle and light and lacks the dry toasted caramel sweetness associated by style. The hopping was fresh and with noble flowers and was some saving grace to an otherwise thin flavored octoberfest.

M: light, very thin and finished very clean.

D: A light drinking October that was filtered and stripped of most of its flavor. Very clean and light which has its plus and minuses.

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3.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer arrived with a copper color and a decent white cap of foam. The aroma has a strong malt character with some herbal notes. Fine on the palate. The flavor is again malty with some herbal and very light hop bitterness that provides a tad of balance. Not bad, but doesn't stand out that much.

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3.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was able to try Triumph's Oktoberfest at the Princeton location on 9/21/2008. They served it to me in a Pilsner glass.

This Oktoberfest poured a clear Amber with some gold highlights along the edge and the bottom of the beer. On top was a small 1/4 of an inch head of white foam. This small head of foam actually had good retention that left behind white rings and 2 tiny streaks of white lace. The aroma was slightly tart for some reason with toasted malts, a hint of fruity hops, and some green olives in the background. If the beer is swirled around, more green olives will emerge. The taste was crispy with toasted malts, a hint of juicy fruits, and then finishes up on the bitter side with a slight taste of just regular hops. I'm just glad there weren't any green olives in the taste. The mouthfeel was light with a toasty aftertaste of toasted malts and a small touch of bitter hops. It was a standard Oktoberfest with really nothing wrong with it. This is a very drinkable brewpub only Oktoberfest.

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3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Triumph- Princeton

Appearance- light brownish orange with very little head.
Smell- Caramel and very earty/ mossy hops.
Taste- Sugary caramel malt with a straw/ hay/ dirty moss hop flavor.
Mouthfeel- slighty bitter up front but quickly becoming sugary and malty like a Marzen is.

Overall- Very good session beer, not the most flavorful of Oktoberfests I've had this season but a good local 1!!

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3.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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poured an orange-cooper color with a thick tannish head. sweet biscuity malt aroma, with an average mouthfeel well rounded hop character. the aftertaste on this left my throat dry and finishing this off was a chore, well sort of - it's beer, can't be that tough. not bad to try but if I could get it locally I wouldn't.

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3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden amber in color with a short 1/4" head that quickly disappeared. Nice carbonation levels, but no lacing developed. The aroma was dull, as only some malt was detectable. The flavor was not bad, as there was a nutty caramel tone with some soft apple in the background. The malt levels seemed a light and some nice bitterness sparked this a bit.

The mouthfeel was slightly dry and smooth at the start, and finished dry and rather clean for an oktoberfest. Light-medium in body. Not bad, but this needs to kick up the maltiness to get some higher ratings.

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2.73/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It is a dark amber color. The aroma has some grassy hops in the nose. Marzens really shouldn't have this much hop character. It is too light in body for the style, there is a slight nutty taste that finishes with grass/hay hops. Not a bad beer to drink, but it leaves a bit to be desired as far as Marzens go.

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Oktoberfest from Triumph Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 20 ratings