Tremont Mr. Oktoberfest | Shipyard Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by lordofthewiens on 11-05-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by MaineBirdMan:
Photo of MaineBirdMan
2.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this seasonal beer from a bottle into a pint glass. I compared it with Sam Adams Octoberfest (which I drank along side the Tremont).

small head
some hoppy notes on the nose. There were also hints of vanilla.

mouthfeel: good amount of carbonation, slightly bitter up front.

taste: was pretty smooth. The finish didn't linger for that long. Not much alcohol but there was a nice warming sensation on the tongue. Nice sweet flavor.

Drinkability: Easy to drink. Good amount of hop present. Wish it had a little more of a lasting finish.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
2.94/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A mediocre example of a Marzen/Oktoberfest. It started out OK, nice cherry amber color with a medium-sized tan head. Little aroma, just a bit of caramel. Taste was a little bit better, with some more caramel apparent and a bit of hops. This was a pretty bland beer; maybe you could session it.

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Photo of bsp77
2.33/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Received in October shipment of my BOTM club.

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Flat Earth Pint glass.

Appearance: Almost reddish-amber with very thin off-white head, no lacing. Interesting color for a "Marzen".

Smell: Caramel, cherry, almost medicinal. Slight toast smell expected for a Marzen but not much.

Taste: What is this mess? Medicinal cherry, with caramel and toast. Metallic bitterness at finish with a bad aftertaste.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, weird off finish.

Drinkability: There is a reason no one mixes a Marzen with an English Ale.

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Photo of SpdKilz
2.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the BOTM club...

Appearance - Pours a dark amber color with about a finger of quickly dissipating head. There is very little lacing (literally none).

Smell - An odd sweet malt/caramel smell with just a hint of hops showing through.

Taste - Pretty sweet flavor that is followed immediately by a somewhat bitter taste. Again, something tastes just a bit off. I can't put my finger on it (metallic taste?).

Mouthfeel - Light mouthfeel. Decent carbonation.

Drinkability - Relatively easy to drink though I would not want to session this beer because there are so many other Oktoberfest beers out there I would rather drink. Would not pick this up in the store.

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Photo of stevefleagle
4/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of errantnight
3.6/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An extremely pleasant surprise. Thanks, boss via beer of the month club. Poured into a Bruery tulip (a bit fancy for this, but hey!)...

A deep, brilliant amber with no real lacing but decent retention. That said, it's got a great, clear, radiant glow to it that moves it up a notch. Moderate aroma, and it's a bit out of style, this is Marzen by way of an illicit trist between an English Pale of some variety and an American Amber (minus the American hops). Aroma is toffee and medium toast and just a hint of cherry. On the palate this is nice balanced, nicely bitter and dry, backing a medium-full mid-palate of more toffee and toasted grain. This is a nice, well bodied brew that fulfills the obligations of an oktoberfest, but it's a bit more robust and perhaps a bit ragged around the edges. Still, a solid decision, and if you're a big seasonal fan this is a nice one to switch it up on. They've rangled the Ringwood here and tamed it to a passable purpose.

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Photo of kylejohnson03
2.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer of the month club - Oct 09

A: Pours a light amber, very minmal head that quickly disapears. Leaves no lacing.

S: Really not much going on here. A little bit of sweet toffee.

T: Caramel and malt, but a little too much bitterness wipes it out though.

M: Mouthfeel is light.

D: Not a difficult beer to drink, but something is just a little bit off. I'll finish the ones I have, but it's not one I would buy against other options.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.45/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a BOTMC that's been cellared until I got to it and it says best before 03/10, so lets give a whirl. Popping the top this brew is a super malty typical oktoberfest smelling brew. It pours to a deep orange bronze with a big foamy head. The taste is much better than even the smell. More balanced than I expected, this brew starts malty but instantly there is a dry hop bite that remains mostly balanced throughout. Not much variance throughout the taste followed by a dryer lightly bitter aftertaste. This is almost leaning towards an alt bier. A tasty beer. I'm am lacking the brats with sauerkraut to bring out its full flavor, no doubt.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
2.49/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Mr. October is Reggie Jackson yet the bottle has a picture of Ted Williams at Fenway. I think Tremont is confused. My first Oktoberfest of the year!

Crystal clear orange with a 1 finger white hat. Great retention and several sticky lace rings. Drink by date of 2/11.

Aroma is light grains and a clean, honeyed yeast character akin to Otter Creek and Long Trail. Taste is light grains, a hint of toasted malt, and a English tea hop bitter in back. It may smell clean but the toasted malt and hops come through as soapy, and cloying.

This beer doesn't have much flavor nor is it clean enough to be enjoyable on subtlety. A poorly designed beer from bottle to liquid.

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Photo of soccerman7
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Sam Adams Glass

A - Nice garnet color with a steady carbonation and steady head.

S - Very pleasant aroma. Toasty bread along with a noticeable sweetness. Faint presence of hops.

T - Sweet off the bat. After the sweetness is the toast in the nose with faint spiciness on the tail from the hops. Flavors seem muted due to the sweetness.

M - Easy drinker but thin on the mouth. Pleasant lingering toast and grain.

D - A very average beer after having high hopes from the appearance and nose. Would definitely drink it again but not really seeking this one out. Over all just above average.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

part of my October BOTM Club shipment...

Pours a clear copper, fluffy off white head, ok lacing. Smell is of sweet carmel, toffe, butter with a small hop note. Taste follows smell with a sweet carmel and buttery toffe taste, suprisingly decent hop flavor in the finnish. A little understaed flavor profile though for the style. Medium bodied, decent carbonation, slightly slick. Decent fall brew, while it doesnt do anything memorable, it doesnt do anything wrong, have had much worse.

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Photo of cookester
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a old German beer glass. Nice red/amber color. Tan head fades to leave a ring of foam. Beer has a bit of a buttery taste which might be more approaite for a red ale than a ocktoberfest style. The beer seemed a little bland, nothing really jumps out at me. As the beer warmed, it tasted more breadlike. I find this beer to be very average, little hops and the malt is too bland. Sadly, I'll finish this 6-pack and not repurchase it.

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Photo of mikeincharleston
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
2/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of rorjets
3.75/5  rDev +23%

Photo of jnezda
1.97/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tried this since Oktoberfest is rapidly approaching. I tried this beer from the bottle during a family gathering and it could have been better. The beers color was good with a decent amount of carbonation for a marzen but all in all the beer was bland. The aromas were of slight yeast and little hint of honey but little hops and not a ton of flavour otherwise. The beer did have a big German feel as expected but otherwise the overall taste and feel of this beer was sort of second rate.

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Photo of Brad007
2.36/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Hmm, another marzen to check out.

Pours a dark orange-red color with a huge, frothy head into my fluted glass. That's quite a bit.

Aroma is sweet, grainy and seems somewhat biscuity as well. Hmm. Carbonation seems high too.

Taste is grainy and bitter and surely nothing what I hoped it would be. Doesn't scream "marzen!" to me.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering graininess and bitterness. Pretty disappointing and too carbonated. Becomes watery as well.

Avoid. There are certainly other, better examples out there.

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Photo of Jwale73
2.66/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz. bottle served in a standard pint. Best enjoyed before March 2010 indicated on the bottle. Poured a translucent amber with a half inch, loose off-white head that sizzled and popped and quickly receded into a skim; no lacing on this one. Nose was caramel malt with a slight chemical quality that comes out towards the back. Taste consistent with nose, caramel is somewhat muted and mixed with the weird chemical character suggested in the nose that seems to come across as a bit of skunkiness. Mouthfeel is light-medium with a lively and consistent background effervescence. Not great - my second Tremont in two nights and I am definitely underwhelmed. Vaguely style consistent, but the off-putting flavors on this beer make it a virtual drain pour.

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Photo of jwinship83
2.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass.

A- this one pours a very dark orange color. almost red. a small, fleeting tan head on top. spotty lacing left behind.

S- sweet caramel/toffee-like malts. a bit of noble hops. more than i was expecting.

T- sweet grainy malts upfront. detectable alcohol in the middle, and a hoppy finish. something seems off here.

M- medium bodied with a decent carbonation level.

D- not one of the more memorable oktoberfests ive tried. this isnt something i would want to buy again.

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Photo of armock
3.33/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is of sweet caramel malt

T - Follows the nose sweet caramel malt with some spice

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Not the best Oktoberfest out there but not the worst either just your average fall seasonal

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Photo of bcostner1
3.36/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I don't know why this beer gets such bad reviews. I think it's actually pretty decent to be honest. I got 3 bottles of it as part of a "Beer of the Season" club that my wife gave me as a gift.

A: Poured from a bottle into a crystal beer mug. Has a medium caramel brown appearance with a slight burnt orange hue as well. No real hints of red. Looks like I'd expect an Octoberfest to look like.

S: Mostly caramel. Very mild hop aroma. Smell is mild and not overpowering. Nothing special but nothing awful either.

T: I think this beer tastes pretty good. The caramel definitely comes through as does the sweetness. A little "fall spice" in there but not too much. Hops are very mild (which I like because I don't particularly like "hoppy" beers. Leaves very little bitterness at the finish.

M: A little on the carbonated side for me. Leaves a pretty clean taste on the palate. Actually gets a little less carbonated and has a better mouthfeel when it gets just a tad bit warmer.

D: All in all, pretty smooth. I could have 2-3 no problem. Isn't heavy at all and none of the flavors are so overpowering that "one'll do ya."

There are definitely better seasonal/autumn beers out there but there are definitely worse ones too.

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Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of RJUGA03
2.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into a typical pint glass...

A-Gold/ Ambered transparent body with a scant head that lead to minimal lacing.
S-Carmel, Seasonal Spice, Toasted Malt, and Hopps.
T-Sweet and carmel spiced on the draw with a simple hopped finish.
M-Very typical of a Marzen beer ..light at first leading to a hopped tingled dry aftertaste.
D-If it was price comparable to Sam Adams then it's very drinkable...but if a 12pk will cost me $32 plus s&h....through the BOTM club....they can keep it!

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Photo of cosmic-ray
3.75/5  rDev +23%

Photo of drbenderdo
3/5  rDev -1.6%

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Tremont Mr. Oktoberfest from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 26 ratings