Oktoberfest | Granite City Food & Brewery

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Granite City Food & Brewery
United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BuckeyeNation on 10-14-2005

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Reviews by Hhawk06:
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3.87/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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2.53/5  rDev -24%
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.

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of alleykatking
2.84/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

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Oktoberfest from Granite City Food & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 51 ratings