Hoptoberfest | Milwaukee Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
mkebrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by crossovert on 09-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
43
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
13.85%
 
 
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1
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8
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Photo of Ottoj55
3.41/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a liter stein at a beer garden. Great orange copper color with white foam, just like an Oktoberfest style beer should look. Smells of malt with a strong note of hops. This is the first place it diverges from an standard Oktoberfest. The hops continue through, stronger than you'd expect. Somewhat supported by the malty backbone but bitter through the finish. More in line with a pale ale. It has the refreshing crisp feel of a lager and is easy to drink. Overall, its a hoppy lager, it verges on being an IPL, not a straight attempt to copy an Oktoberfest.

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3.14/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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2/5  rDev -44.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of mfnmbvp
2.58/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle, no bottled on date, no nothing. All I can tell you is that my label is blue and does not look like the beer pictured, but is most assuredly a Milwaukee Brewing Co. Hoptober Fest Lager. Unless this bottle is lying, but it also says copyright 2012 on the label so I'm guessing this is just a newer batch than the beer pictured. It says it has a 6.0% abv also.

A - Pours a very nice burnt orange color with a nice two finger head. I can already tell that this might be a little better than the awful Milwaukee Brewing Co. Hop Happy IPA that I drank last night.

S - I'm smelling a bit of malts, and that is about it. No spices present. Maybe just a little bit of honey in there.

T - Malty taste for sure, with light carbonation, and some wheat.

M - Mouth is nothing special. Very dry feel afterwards. I feel like the malts are lingering around a little bit, and I can still maybe taste some honey in there.

Overall, not terribly impressed. Although, out of the selection of "craft" beers that Milwaukee Brewing Co. is doing, this is the best one I've had so far.

Milwaukee Brewing Co. Hoptober Fest ---2.5/5

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Photo of slavall
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Weli
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Deep copper with about a 1/2' white head subsiding to a fine white lacing

S-Bready malty and a slight hint of ethanol. Faint floral hop aroma

T-Assertively bitter, probably a bit too bitter for strict style guidelines. Some malt sweetness, but the hops tend to overwhelm the malt flavors. Tastes like a Oktoberfest crossed with a pale ale.

M-Prickly carbonation, a little bit rough around the edges from the assertive bitterness.

O-An Oktoberfest for hop heads? Although I love hops this combo doesn't quite do it for me, was really expecting the malt to shine more for this beer, or there to at least be more hop aroma. Decent beer but should be more balanced.

Comments:
Website lists it as 40 IBUs and about 1.060 og so this is definitely overly bitter for an Oktoberfest of its gravity

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Photo of innersanctum
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass, the appearance is a mild redish brown with some foam. Initial tasting notes are similar to other American Octoberfest's such as Sam Adams and Great Lakes versions of the seasonal with a rounder smoother mellow taste. Then flavor then opens up toward a much drier and hoppier version reminisent of a Spatten, and quickly moving toward a blast of hops ala a Jinx Proof.

This is one the hoppiest laggers out on the market and a darn good product. This packs a nice punch near 6% APB and an absolute joy to drink.

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Hoptoberfest from Milwaukee Brewing Company
3.61 out of 5 based on 43 ratings.
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