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
Ratings:
176
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.85%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Chavito1977
5/5  rDev +39.7%
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 -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scosco83
4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mkh895
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of B_B
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zimmerman
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
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 -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aknalley
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akolb
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: sweet, bready, hints of floral hops.
T: The taste starts of with a biscuit note. Very toasty, light bread, yeast, a faint funkiness. Spicy. An off flavor in the background that some have identified as tomato soup. That doesn't quite seem right, but there's definitely something odd there.
This is a decent, average Oktoberfest but there are plenty of better options.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mojohawk21
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Premo88
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into tight nonic
(11/22/16 best by date printed on bottom of can)

L: bronze-gold ... just a shade lighter than copper though there's lots of amber in this gold; minimal head, less than 1/4-inch of offwhite foam; keeps a thin but consistently noticeable collar of white/offwhite foam

S: sweet and earthy ... malt pushes up some good sweetness through the dirt-hop foundation; grain; creamed corn

T: earthy just to the point of medicinal with a lot of toasted malt sweetness ... grain ... can taste like creamed corn at times, and gets much sweeter as it warms

F: fantastic ... light, crisp, easy to handle but not watery

O: a solid Oktoberfest and good enough that I'll try some more beers from Santa Fe; the creamed corn flavor in beer generally puts me off but here it seems to be mixing nicely with the earthy hop flavor and toasted malt flavors

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Photo of shigg85
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
2.65/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very lagerish, not entirely unpleasant, but not memorable either. More cereal grain, than sweet malt. Slight malt finish. Could use a little bit more malt to increase the heft.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Clean copper amber color with white head that fades quickly. Mild malty aroma. Solid Octoberfest taste with buttery malt sweetness and touch of hops. Like the flavor because it's not too sweet, just right for the style. Medium mouthfeel, nice clean dry finish. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Goosehunter75
3.27/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jcole524
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of 10Crumra
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Oktoberfest from Santa Fe Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 176 ratings.
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