Oktoberfest | Sprecher Brewing Company

OktoberfestOktoberfest
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:
#21,547
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
311
pDev:
13.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 311 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of adamranders
3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brocktune
3.22/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Six pack from Winter Haven ABC. Mine has a different label - lederhosen dude playing a guitar - but I assume it's the same stuff. Very heavy and malty for a Marzen, almost feels like a Scottish Ale. But it was good....

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

Photo of emerge077
2.41/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Looks utterly fantastic. Billowing head that rises above the rim of the glass, sticky meringue, sudsy bubbles everywhere. Unfortunately it's all downhill from there.

Smells like cooked vegetables, DMS aka dimethylsulfide which is a major flaw. Vague toasty malty sweetness behind that. Stewed fruit. Blech.

Taste isn't much better, very malty but usurped by a weird undercurrent of stewed vegetables and prunes. Not clean at all. Papery, bland aftertaste. Medium bodied, seems to be a lot of residual sugars. Nothing about this is good, except the appearance.

Bought this at the end of October, it shouldn't already be utter shit,but it is.

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Photo of Chris-1911
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shreead
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 5EKF
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of phizzle
3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of user785335
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.79/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

With a bold honey color, it boasts a great balance of subtle bread malts and light fruity hops to round it out. Very comparable to the Oktoberfest from Karl Strauss Brewing Company around San Diego.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass, the heck with the mug today… Twist off bottle.

Deep copper red and chestnut to mahogany brown body color. Great hints of orange on the sides as well. Creamy classic two finger head, tan light in color with a good even pinhead bubble in the makeup. Settles to a simple one finger puck and good collar nicely. Great view of real creeping slow carbonation as well.

Excellent aroma, deep caramel with lots of toasty character. Delicicious and spicy clove and nutmeg like spices giving off on the nose as well. Slightly dry and with excellent crispy toasty crust like qualities. Excellent so far.

Toast quality comes with a few more surprises on the palate but with a lighter angle. Deep and cracker caramel sensing malt, some noticeable banana like sweetness on first sip also. Chewy body a bit, with excellent toffee aromas and soft sweetness of caramel for the finish. Minimal hop herbality and an excellent thick but also drying aftertaste, nearly bone dry.

A real solid basic marzen, very well done.

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Photo of Fusebuddy
3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nicksamuelson
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jesticals
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerlover
3.08/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abkaroll
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Brilliant amber pour crowned by a 1” cream to light tan foam collar. S: Not much aroma – some malt and hints of dark sugars. T: A little sweet with malt and kettle sugars. F: Medium body, medium carbonation. O: A decent drinking beer that is not as deep and complex as it could be.

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

Photo of Lukass
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought this for $1 on the sale rack at my local craft beer shop. Definitely tasted a little stale, so I tried to envision how it would be fresh. A good Oktoberfest! toasty malts and a lot of German hops prevail, and surprisingly some alcohol warmth for only being 6 abv. I'm sure it would've been a lot better fresh, but hey, can't turn down one of these for a buck!

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Photo of therealJAYZ
3.2/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cdwil
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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