Sierra Nevada Octoberfest | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Germany’s Oktoberfest celebrated a royal marriage and the health of the fall harvest—which in Bavaria, means brewers, barley and hops! Today, Oktoberfest is considered one of the world’s greatest parties, and in honor of that rollicking bash we bring you our version of the classic festival beer. Oktoberfest is medium-bodied and rich with bready and toffee-like malt flavor but maintains a crisp finish marked by floral and spicy hops.

Before 2014, known as Octoberfest and ABV 5.80%

2014 - Only available in Fall Variety Pack

DO NOT REVIEW THE 2015 VERSION HERE.

Added by Boilermaker88 on 10-13-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,001
Reviews:
215
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
9.92%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
233
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Slowjamcdub
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Very good beer reminds me of a Boston logger.

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Photo of FranklinIrelan
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not as sweet as my favorite Oktoberfest Bier (Paulaner's Wiesn), but a wonderful rich, yet not too heavy, malty delight. Refreshing and tasty alone, yet flavorful enough to accompany some bratwursts with or without sauerkraut and spicy mustard.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pixarnick
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of shehateme
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrankShirley
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevc24
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TimberSwanson
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jjmj51
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonbw
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of billygoat1
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveLimoncello
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unclekeith
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Not as sweet as my favorite Oktoberfest Bier (Paulaner's Wiesn), but a wonderful rich, yet not too heavy, malty delight. Refreshing and tasty alone, yet flavorful enough to accompany some bratwursts with or without sauerkraut and spicy mustard.

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Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Corburk
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppy-2-Meet-You
4.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a great fall football beer!!! Very smooth...perfecly paired with salmon over the BBQ. (That's what we had) Definitely not too heavy. Overall I wI'll be back at Total Wine for another 6er soon.

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Photo of Kamahl16
3.13/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of IDABEERGUY
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pajfuwen
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UnicornBrewing
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Didn't know they even bottled this, not doubt the have on draft at those marvelous facilities. So glad to have visited each, with great photos to show, and great times in general among some of the more notable beer drinkers and people that I know. Gold as the hair of a member of the German swim team “Gutvik” good fuck en Deutch. Solid amt of bitterness, akin to someone missing Oktoberfest because it actually took place in September, and they didn't know.

takin another crack, 8/12, old school hops, sedate, gold 6% looks like could be a pils, a bit heavier and into the bitter end, over dry. Made in collab with German brewer Mahrs Brau, really light for a fester, would maybe even put this, in a flight, ahead of the Southern Star, perhaps at end too, to refresh. Could go as a Texan fest, so light and refreshing, kind of thing we need here even in Oct. If this were the only fest beer at a fest, i'd like it, but would probably want to sneak some bourbon in eventually.

West coast hop element? No, apparently an old German variety called Record. Perhaps the most unique of the festies, starting to love the subtle hard toffee sweetness hidden in her golden locks like a pen knife or a joint of what they been perfecting in those hills for years.

http://unicornbrewing.com/faq/

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Photo of lanciloti
3.24/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sierra Nevada Octoberfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,001 ratings.
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