Sierra Nevada / Brauhaus Oktoberfest | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada / Brauhaus OktoberfestSierra Nevada / Brauhaus Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in collaboration with Brauhaus Riegle of Augsburg, Germany, this Oktoberfest lager is deep golden in color and rich with malt flavor from the use of traditional German Steffi barley.

Added by Cresant on 07-27-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
263
Ratings:
850
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
4.24
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
184
Trade:
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I think I just went on record saying how these are pretty much the same thing every year. Same reliable stuff every year, pours a mixture of light brown, auburn and amber with around 1/2" head in a lighter shade compared to the body. Aroma kicks down those lagery caramel Octoberfest mild sweetness notes on the nose.

Taste is fitting for style, you have a smoothed out slappy hours kind of unsweetened but still mildly sweet caramel without the heft flow going all over it. Carbonation seems right on point. Can't really distinguish anything hop wise, which is also fitting to style. Has some of that darker bread than normal feel to it. These were good to have on hand for people who don't like hoppy beer, want something bigger than AAL, but also don't want the heft of a porter or stout.

This is the 2015 Oktoberfest release.

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3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.41/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle with a Barrelhouse Brewing pint glass
First noted on 90/02/15

Traditional to style or not I enjoyed this one thoroughly and more so than most of it’s German counterparts.
A mass of spongey tan head billows up over the glass to reveal a sensual auburn body. Mostly clear and looking quite attractive.
Biscuit malt and warm bread with a touch of caramel sweets and light earthy spices. Getting a touch of leafy herbals there as well but this is really more about the malts and overall balance. Creamy and crushable with a drying finish – good to the last sugary sip. Malted biscuit and toasted grain meets some ripe orchard fruits. Pepper in a few select spices and herbs to round out this loamy mineral note.
Its apparent that Sierra went to great lengths in crafting out such a worldly brew. An instant classic in my book. These won’t last long.

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3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap 9/6/2015 at Natty Greene’s Tavern, in North Attleboro, MA served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, toffee and some hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of caramel and a little fruit. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Sierra Nevada / Brauhaus Oktoberfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 850 ratings