Mecktoberfest
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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Style:
Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #2
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,894
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 12.41%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
172
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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  72
Gots
  39
SCORE
92
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Reviews by Beginner2:
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Oct 24, 2018
More User Reviews:
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nc41 from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don't really do reviews, so this is mostly a recommendation. Love OMB brews, everything they make is stellar. This is really a simply great beer, looks good, 1/2 head retention to the end, not much on the nose, but creamy, bread, a tad sweet, lots of malt. Low IBUs under 30. I'm a hop guy, and I love this beer, as well as their Pils. If I'd add anything I'd prefer it a bit more dry, maybe a tad less sweet. But that is the style.

Sep 06, 2015
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FarmerTed from Colorado

5/5  rDev +19.3%

Dec 16, 2013
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Joeybland from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.3%

Nov 18, 2011
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MerkurKing16 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

Oct 12, 2012
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thespk2011 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

Nov 17, 2011
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GTB from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Oct 20, 2013
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rabiddawg from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Sep 19, 2013
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StateMech from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Jan 21, 2012
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BlueFeetAndBeer from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Sep 06, 2012
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sep 09, 2018
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sdjkp from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 02, 2021
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freshtojeff from North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Oct 28, 2012
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JennaDeRo from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Sep 01, 2013
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Falcone from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

Apr 04, 2012
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ncstephen

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Sep 20, 2012
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dailyminefield from North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

Nov 12, 2013
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Axnjxn from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bomber into a snifter. 8/21/13 bottling date

pours a crisp golden color with a nice inch or so white head. the smell is crisp and malty, typical for the style. the taste is very malty and a tad bready. hops in there as well, very very drinkable. Clean and fresh and refreshing. love this one. Mild body with mild carbonation. real easy drinking.

overall just a great easy drinking lager. recommended.

Aug 31, 2013
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retreminy from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Nov 18, 2012
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vancean2 from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Sep 28, 2014
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JohnMays from North Carolina

4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my beer of 2013. I haven't had a better, more perfect example of a style than OMB's Mecktoberfest. I've had other beers this year in which I might order over this beer just due to my preference, but this is a beer that outshines all others for the style, and I order at least one pint anytime I see it at a restaurant.

Sep 19, 2013
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jbarbou9

5/5  rDev +19.3%

Jul 11, 2012
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lupercmda from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Nov 10, 2014
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GFish from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Oct 22, 2012
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bcp5296d from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

May 28, 2014
Mecktoberfest from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 172 ratings