Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Mahrs Bräu Collaboration | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Mahrs Bräu CollaborationSierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Mahrs Bräu Collaboration
BEER INFO

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

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We've partnered with Mahrs Bräu, one of Germany's most highly regarded brewers, to create a golden-hued festival beer right here in the USA. Using traditional techniques, heritage German barley, and the Record hop varietal---a nearly forgotten German-grown hop---we've created the most authentic take on the style this side of the Atlantic.

Added by Bierman9 on 04-26-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
200
Ratings:
633
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
129
Trade:
0
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Photo of Offa
4.55/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Similar to the previous year's collaboration Oktoberfest and almost as good, just a touch sweeter and less complex. I eagerly await these every autumn and buy it up, hoping that ach year will be about as good as before and so far there has been no disappointment, although each year it varies noticeably in minor details (varying sweetness/bitterness, some thicker, some lighter, some leaner. etc) but all have been similarly outstanding, complex, balanced and drinkable.

Dark gold, big white head.

Lots of toasty bread, grain, some raisin, plenty of lemony herb hop.

Tastse is more malty and sweeter than the previosu year, touch more full and oily in the feel. Still, though, plenty of hop bitterness to carry the heavier malty sweetness.

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Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of quaffinganale
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of PatrickCT
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adamdanger
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WoostaBia
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

perfect Marzen beer.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apparently forgot to review this one last year, but I had a 6 pack of it. It was a lighter, more blonde version with a lot more floral hops from beginning to end and not nearly as malty as the first version. The head retention wasn't as impressive either. Good beer, but not great.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.7/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bump8628
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The release of Sierra Nevada's 2017 Oktoberfest reminded me to go back and log my review of the 2016 version.

I thought this was a remarkable version of a fest beer. Complex layers of malt flavor yet still fairly crisp and easy. The lighter gold color was deceiving in the level of malt-driven intricacies this beer had. Hops were just a bit stepped up as one might expect from Sierra Nevada. Firmly bitter and herbal but still in balance with the rest of the beer and not overwhelming. Dry yet still full to the palate. The only thing it was missing was that thick, long-lasting head of foam that screams Oktoberfest. This one fizzled out a bit too quickly.

So far this Oktoberfest collaboration has been working out excellently for Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lawlmartz
4.79/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MinerBob
3.36/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Smell and taste nothing special good thing it's only brewed once. Nice mouth feel and smooth going down a session beer but just nothing special.

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Photo of kotzbauerm
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MidwestBA
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: Bread crumb, a little crust and spicy floral aromas rise from the glass. Malt aromas are medium and hop aromas are medium low. It is a clean ferment with no off aromas, very low alcohol and no dry biscuit or roast malt aromas.

T: Creamy beer fills the mouth with light bread crumb flavors, a rich malt profile and a fairly assertive bitterness for the style. The hop and malt balance are fairly even with the malt dominating the front end and the hops asserting themselves in the finish. A hint of initial sweetness dries by the finish leading to lingering gentle bitter and rich malt flavors.

F: This version of Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest has a creamy, medium to medium light body and a medium very fine soft carbonation.

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Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stanale
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plumcrazyfx
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 6-pack at the store back around November, and kept a couple in my fridge until today 2 months later. Smell is good, not overpowering but a little honey scent is detected. Taste is very well blended after a couple of months, very good mix of hops from start to finish, and the bitterness has decreased over this period too. Finish is a nice aftertaste, and certainly is not dry or overcarbonated.

Definitely a must have again for me-- but the next time I know what to do-- put the beer in the fridge and sit on it for a couple of months before trying.

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4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikey440
3.61/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 633 ratings