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
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  72
Gots
  39
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Reviews by LordFoul:
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LordFoul from South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Aug 18, 2017
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