O-toberfest | O'so Brewing Company & Tap House

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Wisconsin, United States
osobrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cokes on 10-16-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
12.06%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of pauldig
4.21/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
5.9% ABV, "Cheers to Wisconsin's finest season!"

A - This bronze oktoberfest shimmers with great clarity while bubbles lazily rise to the low-formed and moderately retained off-white head. Peanut shell shaped globs of lace remain stuck to the pint in a ring above the beer.

S - O'so's O-toberfest smells the part with it's immediately apparent and forward malt aroma, rich with toasty, bready Vienna and sweet Munich malts. A dollop of caramel and honey aids in the sweet smell with an underlying nuttiness and earthy hop scent that compliments fall but doesn't so much suggest German noble hops. Very inviting and aromatic.

T - O-toberfest continues on it's malty path with the same dense bready aspects the aroma foreshadows. Nuttiness becomes bolder in flavor while the same sweetness lingers throughout, lightly overshadowing the earthy hop contribution which flourishes more freely in aroma.

M - Sweet, but not cloyingly so, O-toberfest is medium-full bodied and smooth as velvet with a lightly dry finish, letting this beer trail off decidedly malty.

O - O'so's O-toberfest lacks the supreme drinkability that the German classics offer so generously. But what it lacks in excessive drinkability, it makes up for with hearty bold flavor and a robust, smooth feel, giving it substance. It's malty characteristics play directly into German tradition but it seems light-handed when it comes to the German noble hops. A bit of herbal spice with light floral notes might balance this and suggest an elevated level of drinkability.

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Photo of BrownAleMale
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Brewers pint glass

Appearance- Very orange in color. Head is basically non existent here.

Smell- I'm detecting a char smell lots of roasty qualities.

Taste- Wow nothing like any other Oktoberfest I've ever had. Lots of roasty and toasty flavors. Almost burnt coffee like. I enjoy it because I'm a fan of shouts and porters that possess the same qualities. As far as Marzens go, it's nothing like the style.

Mouthfeel- Its watery but it kind of works well with the intense toasty flavors.

Overall- It's really nothing like the style but still a very solid tasting beer in my opinion.

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3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer seems to defy the definition of a Marzen so much that I wonder why the brewer classifies it as one. To me, it seems more like a farmhouse-style brew.

It is cloudy orange, has a musty fruity smell, and the taste is noticeably sour. So, to me it misses the "Marzen" mark completely. That said, I think this beer is great. It has a nice balance it and is very drinkable. I'm tempted to drink a few more.

I will definitely get this one again in the future since I like musty sour beers but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who is looking for an "Oktoberfest" as this one seems to be one in name only.

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3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of gritz147
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulDSchneider
3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bottle into a pint glass.

A- An Amber like color that almost hits a Light Red. The darkest Oktoberfest style beer I have had yet. Very small head that disappears quickly, leaving almost no trace around the glass.

S- Smells very well roasted and toasted. The smells that here in the north woods of Wisconsin signify the smells of fall. Very satisfying.

T- A delicious balance of roasted malt taste. With just a hint of hops at the end on the pallet.

M- Very smooth balanced feel, very good carbonation on the tip of your tounge followed by a very balanced finish.

O- I understand that O'SO brewery does more of a "freestyle" brewing. But it just doesn't meet my taste normally. I would expect a little more hops taste in an Oktoberfest beer, but they did well. This would serve better as a holiday beer with its taste and color.

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3.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cervezango
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of enelson
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bjouan
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drpimento
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at a good temperature with a smallish, very light tan head that settles out and a bit of lace. Color is a red amber with no bubble trails. Aroma is malt, barn, a bit of skunk and solvent. Flavor's much better with rich malt, enough carbonic tang and hop/yeast bitter to balance the malt sweet and a bit of roast to top it off. Body & carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, average length and drinkable. I'd have another. This was a gift from friend Paul B; thanks man!

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3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a perfect pint.

A - A dark copper color shows off its excellent clarity. A vanilla colored head drops to a ring in the glass. No lacing.

S - Plenty layers of toastiness, near caramel. Splash of chocolate malt. Some alcohol showing face. Hops have yet to join.

T - Some acidity early, hop twang. Malt takes on a more caramel character here with toasty notes as well. Rich flavor but somehow simplistic. Hop flavor is mild and bitterness is just enough to strike balance. Aftertaste shows more of those caramel flavors for a bit.

M - Medium-light to medium body, medium-light carbonation, semi-sweet.

O - A little more on the hefty side for the style but not tipping the scales. Malt was a little rich but I appreciated the body. The background acidity throws of the drinkability for me. Not my favorite o'so beer but I'm glad I gave it a shot.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.36/5  rDev -1.2%

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O-toberfest from O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
3.4 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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