Mecktoberfest | The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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4.14/5
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156 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldemeckbrew.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Kegatron on 09-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,680
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
156
pDev:
12.8%
 
 
Wants:
64
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37
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 42
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3.66/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to nc41 for this one, from NBS BIF #8. 12oz bottle poured into 14oz teku. Poured a clean, clear bright copper color with about 1/2 inch of light khaki head that good retention and light lacing.

Very good grain scents greeted the nose, with just some light floral hops in the background. Very much the same on the tongue, a nice blend of malt and hops.

The body was smooth, even, and a touch creamy. Drinkability was very nice, the beer went down quite easily. Overall, a very nice version of the style. Stands up well with any I've had, Worth trying if you see it.

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4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap from a Taste of Carolina sampler flight at the Charlotte airport.
I can see why Mecktoberfest is so highly rated in its style: a pleasant malt, balanced with modest hops. Finishes clean and crisp, but still knows how to tweak the salavaries.
I wish I did't have to catch my other flight otherwise I would savor a full glass. This may be my best O-fest for this season. Do we have another classic ?

My first from OMB, they seem about 10 years old but are very traditional in their approach to lagers. No frills, just the four ingredients. Maybe that is what it takes to become a classic... although it would be nice if they distributed their O-fest to Chicago.

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3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange/amber with medium head and persistent lacing.
Smell is caramel, sweet malt with a hint of fruit.
Taste is sweet caramel malt. Bready with a mild apple/fruit flavor.

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4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice strong nose and flavor, especially for a lager. Exactly what I think of when I imagine a German Oktoberfest beer. Clean dry finish with some great hops that hang on for a few extra seconds. It's honestly more of a true Marzen than a Festbier.

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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a terrific beer. I had it on tap at the brewery, served in a dimpled mug.

it is a deep amber/orange color with a tall off white head. The beer has quite a big aroma of bread and caramel; very little on the hop, just the faintest floral hop presence. The flavor is big and bold, lots of bread/biscuit and caramel as hinted at in the aroma. There is just a bit of hop bitterness that helps offset the moderately sweet maltiness. This is a very balanced beer all the way around. The beer is medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation. Supremely easy to drink.

I think this may be one of OMB's best beers; it stand out head and shoulders above most other domestic attempts at the style. This beer is much more akin to its German counterparts, without suffering the ill effects of the journey from there to here.

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4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mecktoberfest from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 156 ratings