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Oktoberfest | SanTan Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
santanbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
SanTan Oktoberfest is a traditional German Lager brewed for early Autumn. Oktoberfest is known for its toasty strong malt profile with clean and crisp lager flavor.

Added by nearengine on 09-17-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,702
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
40
pDev:
10.96%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
10
Trade:
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of matcris
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A very clear copper, with a half finger of quickly dissipating head. Mild amount of bubbles rising. No lacing. The aroma has a vegetal quality that I've never gotten from a Marzen, so, not too enthused, with that. Beyond that, some caramel malt, and bread crust. The flavor is helped because the carbonation is up front, and center. So, still get the vegetal thing, but, not nearly as bad. Some nice caramel sweetness, and a bit of bread crust. The feel is perfect carbonation. Dry, and medium-ish body. Overall, the smell, with that over cooked veggie thing is not helping, here. Get beyond that to the flavor, and it gets a bit better. The carbonation is really to my liking, full, and that helps with the body, I think. And it' fairly dry, so, get it together, and tweak out the Miller veggie influence, and you'll be doing much better.

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Photo of mkh895
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of erk0607
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kamahl16
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is amber/gold with a nice malted coffee color head. Good lacing down glass. Smell is of hops, malt, and a little sugar cookie or sweets. Taste is outstanding, very solid mix of malt and citrus with mild hops inside and a little nutty flavor in there but minimal. Finish is very smooth and clean, lasting malt taste on tongue and pleasing overall. I give their 2016 very high praise, this is a great beer.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vader06
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead in mid-September for $1.79. Canned on 8-28 and received at TW on 9-7.

Beer poured orange with a nice white head upon the initial pour.

Nose has hints of toasted malts.

Taste is toasted malts and finishes a tad on the sweet side.

Feel is medium bodied and pretty smooth.

Overall a pretty decent representation of the style and worthy of a shot. I see on the web site that use domestic hops instead of the Noble hops which would might lend a different flavor profile.

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Photo of Didier
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teraflx
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donspublic
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kpoole25
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good Marzen, from a local brewery for me. I like that they keep things traditional, and it is brewed well, very clean. Has a good malty flavor, but possibly lacking in depth or some of the layers I've found in other examples of the style.

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Photo of Dface
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewqueno
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elprofe
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of dannycohen62
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kerry4porters
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ksi4077
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +13.5%

Photo of KaaosMachine
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Tasty seasonal canned beer. Recommended to anyone in the Phoenix area.

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Photo of javlin624
2/5  rDev -43.8%

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Oktoberfest from SanTan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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