Novemberfest | C.H. Evans Brewing Company

6 Ratings

Brewed by:
C.H. Evans Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by aerozeppl on 11-08-2009

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Kendo
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed at the Pump Station in Albany on December 11, 2013. Review entered here from notes on phone.

A: Clear copper body with a thin whitish head.

S: Clean. Cereal grains and light caramel malt.

T: Nice - mild fruitiness, caramel malt and toffee up front. Modest earthy bitterness at the back end provides some balance. Very good taste.

M: Light to medium in heft. Carbonation is modest but active in feel.

O: Very good.

Notes: I'm not sure if the beer I had in December of 2013 is the same beer as the one entered here on BA back in 2009. The beer I had was called "Novemberfest" and the woman at the bar said it was "basically an Octoberfest." I reviewed it as such, and frankly, it seemed to be consistent with that style rather than something heavier like a Doppelbock. It is possible that the 2013 Novemberfest is not the same as the 2009 beer of the same name, particularly since the brewers at the Pump Station have changed in the interim.

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Photo of vonnegut21
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of mitch3114
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of ccozzi
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of BTPete
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz pour at brewery.

Notes directly from phone.

CH Evans Novemberfest 7.5% 12oz.

A: ruby red, with a tiny thin head. No lacing to speak of. Swirl invigorates but it quickly dies down.

S: malty and hoppy. Getting some dark fruit notes followed by slight hop flavor.

T: dark fruit right up front. Much like a dopplebock. The hops come in at the end, I'm not finding them terrible though.

M: relatively low carb, medium bodied.

D: very enjoyable. Yes, it's a dopplebock with too much hops :). Spoke to brewer about this one and had a good laugh. Still a good beer, I'll probably have another as I'd imagine this one won't come back soon.

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a beer style they created. They described it as a maltier and more aggressively hopped version of a Marzen. They said it is almost a doppelbock. I listed it as such.

A: Very clear deep red color. A nice looking finger of white head. A touch of lacing on the glass but not that much. The color is really quite nice.

S: Very big malt note up front. Little bit spicy with a touch of leaves thrown in. In the end you get a little bit of the hops. Never smelled anything like this in a beer before.

T: This tastes more like a doppebock. Just a really different beer. It has that classic marzen taste then a little bit of roasted malt thrown in. The hops come in at the end and really give it something different.

M: Medium bodied. A little on the thick side. Still very easy drinking though.

D: A really different and interesting beer. Not something I would reach for every day but a very nice beer.

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Novemberfest from C.H. Evans Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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