Rocktoberfest | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States
rockbottom.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by AtLagerHeads on 09-19-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.6%
 
 
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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of CharlesDarwin
2.84/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Originally reviewed September 17, 2004. On tap at the Big Lake Brewfest. Cascade rich aroma. Clear burnt-sienna orange pour. Cascade hops is all I taste. Finish is hop dry. This is horrible for the style. What the hell are all these hops doing in here? I was certain this was an APA, not an Oktoberfest.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of brewsadedotcom
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Beer was served in a pint glass at the Homestead, PA location. No head. Copper color.

S: Faint Malt Aroma, nothing overpowering.

T: Crisp malt flavor. Notable hop character. I found it to have a bit of a bubble-gummy after taste. Seemed somewhat watered down compared to other Oktoberfests I've had.

M: Carbonation was moderate. Very easy drinking.

O: This is a decent Oktoberfest but i probably wouldn't order it again at RB because I don't feel it is as good as the other beers that they normally have available.

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of LeeEvolved
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bodybyadam
3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was their "Specialty beer" for the fall season. This was on tap and appeared a golden yellow color with 1/2" foam head. The smell had a light malt hint to it at first then that obvious Marzen character. There was that mild malt flavor with tastes to mix well with a toasty caramel into a semi-sweet finish. Decent mouthfeel to make relatively well balanced beer.

Elbows Up,
Adam

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Photo of CPAles
3.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Moose90
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of clvand0
3.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a fall seasonal on tap at Rock Bottom in downtown Cincy. Pours a light copper color with a tall white head and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma was very subdued, but there was a slight malty character. The flavor was pretty smooth with a caramel malt character and a small bit of spiciness. This is a good Oktoberfest, but not the best I've had.

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Photo of Backer2004
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed in 2004, but put it for wrong Rock Bottom:

I still have not understood the defintiion of an Octoberfest and have difficulty comparing them. This one that was offered with a flight of all the beers Rock Bottom. Of the seven, I would probably recommend this one due to its limited release. Nice amber/copper color with little carbonation or lacing. Sparkles in the mouth. A bit difficult to define any certain scent. Enjoyable taste.

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Photo of Umbra
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tan amber brew with a white fingerful of head. Served in a pint glass at the spot of the King of Prussia Mall.

Caramel malts on the nose. The same with the flavor, with some muted alcohol and pepper. Mouthfeel was medium with some lingering sweetness.
Worth having a few while watching the Phillies mop up the competition.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this on tap at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in King of Prussia, Pa. It was served in a pint glass.
Appearance: A brown borwn with a small beige head. Good retention, but it left very little and thin lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell: Very low in aroma, but what was there was a nice sweet malt.
Taste: Nice candy malt that finished very clean with just a tinge of hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Uncharacteristically smooth.
Drinkability: All and all it was a pretty good brew.
Don't drink and review.

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Rocktoberfest from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.65 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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