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:
No notes at this time.

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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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

We need more faux-contractions that take out random letters in w'rds. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber-copper topped by a finger of pale cream foam. The nose comprises caramel, mild nuts, and even milder grass. The taste brings in more of the same, the grass darkening a bit (becoming earthier and whatnot). The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, a nice enough O-Fest, but nothing close to worry about finding in our increasingly crowded near-Fall shelves.

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Photo of Duff27
3.05/5  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 sweemzander
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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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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 atone315
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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

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 thebigredone
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of italianstallion
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of coz
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a dark amber with brownish tinges around the edges of the glass with a single finger of cream colored foam that lasts for about two minutes and leaves behind some light amounts of lacing on the glass. Medium light body and carbonation levels, relatively smooth texture.

Smells mostly of pepper-dusted walnuts and toasted bread with lesser amounts of earthy mustiness playing a supporting role. The flavor is almost 80% comprised of partially roasted / semi-burned oily walnuts and hazelnuts, the other 20% is a lighter amount of breadiness, earthy hopping, and a dash of pepper floating around in the background. While I do like my marzens with a decent amount of nutty flavor, a power chord of nuttiness used as a majority of the flavor spectrum gets a bit tiring and monotonous through the course of an entire bottle. If only there was a somewhat larger proportion of breadiness and perhaps a dash of herbal leafy hopping, it would appeal to me quite a lot more.

As it stands, I've never had a nuttier marzen, pun definitely intended.

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

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of tourdot
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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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Photo of RoamingGnome
3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Okay, next O-Fest while watching some football. Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Served chilled...

A) Another very dark Oktoberfest. Looked like the Berghoff I just finished. This had virtually no head, no lacing. Looked like a flat cola.

S) Darker malt, burning brown sugar, quite earthy, leafy and slightly grassy.

T) This has a good amount of roast and malt sweetness, burnt earthiness and fair hop bitterness for balance. It was pretty meh, but better with some warmth.

M) Medium body with moderate carbonation. This one is pretty smooth. The aftertaste is kind of dirty, which could be improved upon.

O) Not terrible, but no better than average. Feel free to pass on this seasonal.

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Photo of JeffSK
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of schmidtmattsays
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of cmwilliq
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Westuh
3/5  rDev -11.8%

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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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