Oktoberfest | Sprecher Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.75/5
311 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sprecher Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
sprecherbrewery.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gold Medal Winner in the German-style/Oktoberfest category at the 2004 Great American Beer Festival (GABF).

Added by maxpower on 04-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,556
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
311
pDev:
13.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Photo of rdoggg
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootercrabb
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Angerhaus
3.15/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yet another substandard offering from the Sprecher Brewing Company. It's a good thing that their Root Beer sells so well, otherwise they'd probably have closed their doors already.

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Photo of Krusader
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMullet
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear amber/orange color.
Very light smell of sweet malts and caramel.
Taste is slightly sweet with some dried fruit.
A bit dry. Full bodied.

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Photo of ffshore545
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of delta490
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It's a dark amber, slightly cloudy, verging into brown. It has about a finger of foamy tan had that has great retention and leaves small amount of small sticky lacing. The aroma is sweeter, caramelly, with just a little earthy hops. The is similar but it's a little less robust than the aroma. The body is a little thinner, but smooth.

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Photo of Cyrano41
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scotorum
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

SPRECHER OKTOBERFEST 11/5/16

Another from the latest beer club shipment, We don't get this Wisconsin brewery's products in my state.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a: Nearly clear copper with an enormous four inch thick offwhite head which receded to even surface foam and patchy lacing.

s; Considerable and persistent sweet caramel malt

t; Follows the nose but mild by comparison and not cloyingly sweet as some can be.

m: Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o: A fine Marzen, with just enough malt dominance to be enjoyably flavorful.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

thanks very much to tenderbranson69, my brother for sharing this bottle, enjoyed chilled in a mug.

The color is a ruddy amber with translucent clarity and thin beige cream with very good retention and fine bead, lace clings to the glass and carbonation is visible. The smell is very malt forward with mild sweet scents of caramel and slight dried fruit presence. The feel is very good with a good balance of toasted malt textures and moderate carbonation with an ever so slight bitterness in the mostly dry finish.

The taste is great -lots of German munich malt flavors of toast with a light almond-like nutty quality and slight caramel element with a herbal/spiced hop flavor in the back with mild yeast flavor. This is a quality Oktoberfest/Marzen I would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style, kudos Sprecher!

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Photo of dertyd
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours very pretty, so much orange and amber to it. Hits those season feelz strides. Aroma gives off a lot of malty, sweet, woody, Vienna like notes with just a dallop of syrup sweetness to it.

Taste was again, mildly sweet, a spicy malt component to it that pairs well with the carbonation levels. If this is your style, this is a worthy check out, its to style, its a little bit flavorful, comes in neat fat boy bottles.

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Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.29/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

There's something...not right with the nose. I do pick up some caramel and toffee, yet there's something stinky too. In addition, the nose doesn't seem "clean" - on the plus side, it stops being stinky once it opens up, and just becomes slightly subpar stylistically. The flavor, though, seems to confirm my initial fears. A huge wave of caramel and toasted malt hits my palate first. There seems to be an odd sawdust characteristic lingering around the finish, along with some paper and plastic. The hell? This couldn't have been intended, nor should an oktoberfest degrade this badly after only a few months. And just as disappointingly, this beer doesn't feel remotely clean or very crisp. And as BP's Dead Ringer proved, a dirty marzen just doesn't work. This has officially filled out the bottom end of marzens for me - I will not be having this one again, that's for sure (which meaning I'll still buy it two years from now as a curiosity...)

2.29/5: I'm sticking with Black Bavarian

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Photo of Dovers
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.01/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Oktoberfest from Sprecher Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 311 ratings
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