Oktoberfest | Granite City Food & Brewery

BA SCORE
22%
Liked This Beer
3.32 w/ 50 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Granite City Food & Brewery
United States
gcfb.net

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BuckeyeNation on 10-14-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,383
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
50
Liked:
11
Avg:
3.32/5
pDev:
16.87%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Hhawk06:
Photo of Hhawk06
3.87/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lucky me, a new one on tap at Granite City, my favorite MN establishment.

This brew was served with a thin, slightly tan head. The color is amber, with a somewhat reddish tint to the body. The aroma consists of a malty kind of chocolate sense....also some caramel malt as well. Straight medium body. My first reaction is the mouthfeel is very creamy for the style, perhaps the draft playing a factor in that. It has an overall rustic feel, with a somewhat lemony hop presence. The hoppiness is heavy for the style but is covered well by a balancing malty persuasion. The finish is a bit rough on the edges, with a grainy texture. Ultimately it fades to a pale and bitter ending. A quality offering.

 701 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of bpfrush
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of tyleeis
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of sgttibbs
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of beerbrains
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
2.53/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I did not like the Oktoberfest brewed by GC. The ABV was high and the barley and malt were overpowering the scent and taste. The beer poured a nice brown with slighth white head that did not lace. The mouthfeel was medium body with not much carbonation. Overall it was not a great Oktoberfest and would poiunt people toward the IPA or stout.

 341 characters

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of alleykatking
2.84/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap....didn't expect much to be honest.

A- Pours a clear light orange amber color. 1 finger dirty white/slight tannish head that dies down rather quickly. Light lacing left on the glass which slides down after a couple of minutes.

S- This is a faint smelling beer to begin with. Very light toasted sweet caramel malts in the nose. Not really much of anything else to be honest....and really what I picked up was faint at best. I struggled to pick up what I did in the nose.

T- Watery tasting....sweet malts come through this beer along with a very light hop quality. There wasn't much as far as tastes go with this just sweet and well a domestic lager taste as well (adjuncts is what it reminded me of).

M- This was a light mouthfeel. Good carbonation leaves the beer to rush across the palate. SEmi-sweet malts left on the palate after the beer was finished. Light sweet malty aftertaste...not really much going on in the mouthfeel department. Just kind of watery.

D- This is a very drinkable beer to be honest. There is really nothing there to taste so you tend to drink it more like a water than a Oktoberfest beer. Could have had some more but I wanted to try some of their other beers. Wish I would have stuck to this actually.

 1,255 characters

Photo of dhannes
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mkf629
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of HardWater
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of WI_Boiler
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Doyle
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Eric908
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Nctide
3.49/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of micmismi
1/5  rDev -69.9%

Photo of Bobk80
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of NateMac13
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of stogirelli
3.48/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of MadTownDrinker
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of NoBeerLeftBehind
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Oktoberfest from Granite City Food & Brewery
Beer rating: 22% out of 100 with 50 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.