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

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552 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:
#5,318
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
552
pDev:
8.84%
Bros Score:
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Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walleybeer
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgianBayPackr
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is an easy drinking Marzen. Nicely balanced, good strength, very inviting and satisfying without being too heavy. Prost! One of the better Octoberfest Biers I have enjoyed

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Profundobaso
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

Look - orange in color, with a fair amount of carbonation but not much head.
Smell - fragrant toasted malts and maple syrupy sweetness. Very pleasant.
Taste - very crisp and clean, and a slight hoppy bite in the finish.
Feel - medium bodied with high carbonation. moderate ABV at 6.1%
Overall - a crisp and refreshing beer that is still packed with flavor on malt flavor. another good Oktoberfest offering from Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of hermit990
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of annp1022
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zestd
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of arizcards
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop cooler on 10-9-17 for $1.49. Canned on 7-7-17 and stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured orange with a very nice white head that had some nice hang time. SNBC brews are always pretty!

Nose was toasted malts and nothing much else.

Taste was very nicely balanced between the toasted cracker malt base and the noble hops. It did lack that bite i associate with the marzen style.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall a pretty good rendition.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gatch
4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 07/25/17

Gorgeous beer. Deliciously sweet and malty. Has all the great qualities of a proper German lager. Only bought a single but would love a fresh liter of this stuff.

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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
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | 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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Photo of bankboy66
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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Photo of zotzot
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

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Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 552 ratings