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

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Brauhaus Miltenberger CollaborationSierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Brauhaus Miltenberger Collaboration
BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
569 Ratings
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Brauhaus Miltenberger CollaborationSierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Brauhaus Miltenberger Collaboration
BEER INFO

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

Style: German 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
569
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
110
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 569 |  Reviews: 213
Photo of elNopalero
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a pleasing caramel amber color. Bready caramel malt aroma matched on the palate with a sticky hop kiss. Crisp and smooth. Sharp finish surprises. I thought this was excellent.

 187 characters

Photo of Offa
4.97/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So far, the best of Sierra Nevada's collaboration Oktoberfests in my opinion, and they have all been outstanding. This is an increidble exaple of this style.

Gold, big white head slowly shrinks, some wisps and lace.

Aroma is herbal hops, complex, with underlying bready maltiness.

Taste is light malty-bready sweetness, a touch raisiny but lean with complex herbal hop bitterness that just dominates.

Feel is zesty, lively, and engaging.

Incredibly drinkable, balanced, characterful.

 489 characters

Photo of JohnDon
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had this stashed away and tried it after having the recent release poured chilled in a pilsner glass

the color is golden honey amber with light off white head
the smell has a lot of malt with light toasted grain and nuttiness with a dried fruit sweetness in the smell with woody hop scent.
The mouthfeel is great, smooth as velvet with a light hop spice and lager yeast textures with carbonation substantial and mostly dry finish
The flavor is malt with bready quality and lightly fruity yeast with slightly herbal hops that balance with a earthy taste. The yeast adds a mild mineral aspect with a nice toasted malt flavor as it finishes.
This is an excellent example of the style -very drinkable and hardly any alcohol is detected with a refreshing yet dry malt quality

 773 characters

Photo of Azdirtmover
3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

While a great tasting beer, never came close to tasting like a real Oktoberfest.Think it’s overrated at 4.25 exceptional.On the other hand,it’s a good beer on it’s own,just not up to Oktoberfest standards.

 211 characters

Photo of Skillz
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnotherDisease
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of geryeb624
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Soneast
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of blevinsaj
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

There's like 4 listings for essentially the same beer they've collaborated with different people on, but rest assured, they're essentially the same beer.

Pours a light brown and amber color that fits just right into the oktoberfest genre. Slightly lighter colored head 1/2" on the top. Marzen type caramel malt aroma impressions on the nose.

Taste is a relatively smoothed out moderately toasted and malty experience that doesn't over do it on the heft end of things. Mild sweetness. Darker bread feel to it. I tend to have this beer on hand for those who don't like hoppy beers and like a little bit of unsweetened caramel and toffee feels.

 650 characters

Photo of rapayn01
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm not generally a fan of this style, but this one from SN (in collaboration, as always, with a European brewer) is hoppier than usual. Indeed, it comes pretty close to tasting like a pilsner, a style I drink with some frequency in the summer. Other Octoberfest beers are often too sweet for my tastebuds.

 307 characters

Photo of bobstockwell
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of moodenba
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajdemma
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Walleybeer
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgianBayPackr
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
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

 176 characters

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Profundobaso
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

 454 characters

Photo of hermit990
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of annp1022
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zestd
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest - Brauhaus Miltenberger Collaboration from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 569 ratings