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Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Brauhaus Miltenberger Collaboration | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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3.96/5
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539 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Each year, we partner with a different German brewer to explore the roots of Germany’s famous Oktoberfest beers. This year, we’re collaborating with Germany’s Brauhaus Miltenberger, whose approach to the classic style we’ve long admired. The result is a festival beer true to their style—deep golden in color with deceptively rich malt flavor and balanced by traditional German-grown whole-cone hops.

Added by steveh on 07-19-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,139
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
539
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
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Photo of Dazka
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of quaffinganale
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeyJellico
4.51/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

10/23/17...very light amber color with short stack of white foam. Spicy malt nose, black pepper., honey, breads. Smooth malt, spicy finish. Lemon rinds blend in. Touch of maple. creatively blended marzen.

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Photo of 88caprice
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

A lighter colored, dark golden Oktoberfest. Minimal sudsy head that dissipated quickly. Little lacing. A general lager smell. Tastes lagerish and funky upfront, a little hop bitterness. Finishes toasty and malty.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 12pck of this from Meijer. It poured a clear golden with no head and no lace. The scent had some bread and white wine flare. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of BJB13
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my favorite Oktoberfest of the year. I poured my last bottle 11/10 and am writing this from the notes I kept throughout the fall. I didn't have one when they were super fresh as I refuse to drink the style until after Labor Day weekend.

The clear caramel body is lively with a steady stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. A tall frothy head of white foam leaves nice sticky lacing.

Aromas of caramel malt and yeast are nice but the nose is limited.

Taste is more interesting starting with sweet caramel malt. Earthy and floral hops carry through the finish with a small bite leaving a bitter aftertast. The malt and hop strike a good balance and the Oktoberfest character comes out nicely.

Mouth feel is crisp. The body is on the low side of medium with a carbonation to the high side of medium.

Nothing fancy here. Simply a straightforward and pretty good Marzen. I wish I would have bought more and drank them more often.

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3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not bad but not even close to the masterpiece that was the 2015 oktober. This one is a little fizzy and a bit short on flavor. A little skunky on the backend. If you are looking for an octoberfest there are better options.

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Photo of Kubishark
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The 2015 Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest was probably my favorite American Oktoberfest beer and honestly one of my favorite Marzens even including German beers. For some reason I haven't been a big fan of 2016's or 2017's offering. Still good, but whatever magic was in the 2015 is missing.

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3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sachie23
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csmrx7
3.71/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
2.86/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ZinFanDave
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RMW66
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryMills
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good brew, not what I was expecting. Every marzen ive had was too sweet but this one isn't like that, very balanced drinkable beer..

I would buy a 6 pack of this one while its around.

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3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcCraft710
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ColoradoRich
4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This 2017 SN offering is even better than 2016. Solid.

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3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of generallee
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. 2017 batch. Sampled on November 5, 2017.

It is a handsome looking beer with a copper-amber tone under a lingering white foamy head. Good clarity.

Nice sweet Euro-malt aroma with hints of spice, grass, and sourdough. Caramel. This has a sweet profile overall.

The body is medium and smooth.

The taste is like the nose with a sweet caramel aspect, a little peat moss and grass, and then there is a mild to moderate bitter finale. Feels authentic. These are the kind of Marzens I like to drink.

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Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 539 ratings
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