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Oktoberfest (15th Anniversary) | Rogue Ales

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Oktoberfest (15th Anniversary)Oktoberfest (15th Anniversary)

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RoyalT on 09-27-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 2
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4.35/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Here's what Rogue says about this beer: "A traditional OktoberFest style, brewed with Beeston Pilsner Malt, Weyermann light Munich, Vienna, Caramunich, Carahell, and 'tradition' German hops. RogueToberfest was lagered for 8 weeks and is unfiltered."

On to my review: I had this beer at Rogue's brewery in Newport, Ore. This beer looks like an Oktoberfest: it's light amber in color. Not much head, however. It's got a total malt smell, something a bit uncommon for Rogue and their hop bombs. The smell is of biscuit, with other sweet and toasted malts.

The taste is very good. It's smooth with no off flavors. Barely bitter, this is a very good lager. The freshness is really fantastic -- I imagine German Oktoberfests taste like this overseas. The body is light, as expected, but perfect for the style.

Overall, this is a super example of the style. Very drinkable. Good work, Rogue!

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Photo of RoyalT
3.03/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance – This one is dark orange in color with brown highlights around the sides and a nice, retentive, white head.

Smell – The aroma here is light malts that carry a bit of caramel sweetness to the finish. I also thought I picked up some dark spices, but it was hard to tell out of the taster that I was using.

Taste – It is plain Jane and full of grain. The malty Marzen did indeed have a bit of spicing. It was almost like a light salt.

Mouthfeel – This Oktoberfest was light to medium-bodied and sticky in the cheeks. I also caught a bit of dryness in the end.

Drinkability – This is a good, easy drinker. It’s not a traditional effort at the style but well done nevertheless.

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Oktoberfest (15th Anniversary) from Rogue Ales
3.69 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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