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Oktoberfest | Santa Fe Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company
New Mexico, United States
santafebrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Though it is not necessary to drink this beer out of a mug that is larger than your head while dancing to polka music and wearing your lederhosen, you will find this lager's unbridled festivity difficult to resist. This ode to Germany's classic fall lagers is as clean, clear, and quaffable as any that has ever weighed down the table of a German Beer garden. The crisp maltiness of classic Munich malt compounded with the delicious notes of Bavarian hops gives this clean-finishing beer just the right flavor for the end of the summer.

Added by canucklehead on 10-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,880
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
189
pDev:
12.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
32
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 189 |  Reviews: 56
Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can, this one is a clear, golden amber color. The aroma is bready, malty, and a little nutty. The taste is lightly toasty, with a semi-sweet balance. Caramel and low bitterness. Full in body and very nice.

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Photo of JLaw55
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a pleasant surprise and a great Oktoberfest. It hit all the right notes; roasted and toasted malt, caramel, toffee, earthy, somewhat sweet, and a kiss of hops to keep it all in check. And this one is surprisingly drinkable. Especially so for a 6% ABV brew. Just a great all around beer and an outstanding Oktoberfest.

Would drink again: Yes
Would purchase again: Yes

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft at Paddy Malone’s in Jefferson City, MO.

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Photo of SicemWT
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cgrunin
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2185
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It's not the best oktoberfest I've had but not the worst either.

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Photo of Fuhrman
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a pint glass. Very nice color and aroma. Light-ish taste, but good flavor. Good head retention and wine-like legs through the whole drink.

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Photo of Agriverbear
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matcris
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A clear amber in color, with a finger of white foam that settles to a thin layer, and leaves a fair lacing down the glass. The aroma is of lightly toasted grain, or sunflower seeds, a bit of caramel sweetness, and a mild spiciness. Same with the flavor. The feel is average carbonation, a little sticky on the lips, but dry on the finish, and medium body. Overall, pretty nice brew. And I'll pick up a six pack next time.

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Photo of ccozzi
3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chavito1977
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best Oktoberfest beer I've tasted. This one drinks well no matter if we're having a hot or cold October. Very versatile flavor allows it to pair well with many types of food, but especially with green chile from NM.

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scosco83
4.35/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mkh895
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zimmerman
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monk2021
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Determined_021
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aknalley
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Oktoberfest from Santa Fe Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 189 ratings
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