Oktoberfest Lager | Half Pints Brewing Company

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Oktoberfest LagerOktoberfest Lager

Brewed by:
Half Pints Brewing Company
Manitoba, Canada

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by trevorwideman on 09-24-2006

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Photo of pootz
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 ML Bomber ( Thanks Kris)

Pours a luxurious hazey Orange-amber lager in my stein with a sticky, rocky 3 finger cap that stacked out of the glass. Laces the glass sides like sea foam on a glass oar. Perfect color and proper heading.

Aromas of toasty-bready-woody herbal tones... wisps of smoke....delicate and not over stated.Traditional aroma..perhaps the subtle nose is from long conditioning.

Rich body, thick buttery mouth feel, smooth rounded character.

Great big chew of toasted Munich cerials up front like liquid bread!!..then the woody tones from the Hallertaus and the herbal bittering from the Perle hops mingle mid palate with these rich malts leaving a mild complexity of musty-woodsy-earthy tones, some wallnut skins, unsweetened cocoa, burnt sorgum and a light smoke, all wrapped in a roll of fresh pumpernickel bread....finishes wet and malty with the hops gaining a bit of bittering to balance the whole drink. Has a nice after taste, like you just ate fresh bread dosed with a herb spread....then a nice warming from the alcohol...one bottle had my ear tips going red. ;-)

A well executed Oktoberfest Marzen..thick, malty, satisfying, drinkable and intoxicating. This Brewer is off to a good start with this beer...I really hope it's not just a seasonal.

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Photo of fisherman34
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of whole wheat toast and herbal hops. Well integrated flavors of roasted nuts, more whole wheat toast with a bit of orange marmalade, a bit of earth, some subtle green hoppy notes on the finish, and the faintest suggestion of milk chocolate. Huge body on this one. There’s a bit of alcohol warming too. A very mellow Oktoberfest. I’m REALLY impressed. I hope Dave repeats this one!

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Photo of trevorwideman
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

660ml bottle poured into a pint glass. 6.2% ABV, 22 IBU's. Bought at the Brewery 9/23/06.

Pours with a foamy 1/2 inch head that soon recedes to a thin lace. Medium carbonation, deep blood orange colour, unfiltered and hazy. Smell is packed with roasted malt, hints of yeasty banana bread, and caramel. Mild and pleasant citrus nose achieved with a generous helping of aroma hops.

First taste to hit the tongue is the nutty roasted malt, followed by a mild grapefruit hop acidity. Sweetness is subtle and not overbearing, and the caramel quality shines through in the background. There's a slight soapiness that seems to lose its edge as the beer warms. Aftertaste is all roasted malt and bitters. A well balanced brew, as seems to be the trademark of this brewer. Huge body in this beer, very full in the mouth and maybe even a bit creamy, dry in the finish. This is a good beer for this chilly autumn afternoon.

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Oktoberfest Lager from Half Pints Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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