Mecktoberfest | The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Kegatron on 09-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
139
Reviews:
37
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
13.32%
 
 
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57
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31
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of Stelsza
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of humuloner22
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Maybe it was me, maybe it was the beer. But this is the best Oktoberfest beer I have had. At least this year.

Color: Dark caramel foamy head which remained pretty consistent.

Smell: Caramel, nice sweet bready aroma.

The flavor is there which is nice, beyond the vapid typical Oktoberfest. The caramel is there, but not overpowering. Clean. Finally a clean tasting Marzen without too much of the cloying nasty almost artificial caramel flavors.

Overall: Easily the best Oktoberfest I have had. The price was not bad either. I paid more than most, but really it was only a buck more than the Great Lakes version, which to me is a huge disappointment based upon the reviews.

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Photo of Ericmilatz
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Loserphilly
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Robyn
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of wedge
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Crystal clear dark gold topped with a high, lumpy head of foam. Deep fresh malt, lager yeast, and slightly husky grain make up an authentic aroma that is just rich enough and features a wonderful warm, toasty bread smell. Nice toasty, bready, just-sweet-enough malts in the flavor as well, a flash of noble hops, clean lager character, and drying out slightly in the finish to dampen any lingering sweetness. Medium bodied and smooth. Very nice.

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Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Thomasc32
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of lebriarjr
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Stargazer2892
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of Chando
5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of FarmerTed
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a pilsner glass, the beer is a copper coloring, with a filmy, clingy, white head. Aromas are very subtle, with caramel notes and toasty highlights. Flavors are rich, with nutty and caramel sweet notes. Very rich throughout. Smooth and crisp bodied, with a roasted sweet aftertaste. Clean, smooth finish. Wow! This is a very good beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of Bernoulli
3.47/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful amber color with very minimal head.

Faint but pleasant lager smell

A fuller taste than most American lagers.

A nice introduction to real beer for someone who drinks nothing but American big beers - they'll recognize its beer and also recognize the flavor and heft they've been missing.

We would order it again.

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Photo of JISurfer
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of garuda
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz.

Pours a slightly hazy light amber gold, white lacing for a head.

Smells of honey, light citrus, and light sweet bready malts with a hint of clover.

Flavor is of light citrusy sweetness over a dry biscuity maltiness. Some very mild dry hoppiness in the aftertaste.

Medium body with crisp carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Another very good beer from Meck, I continue to be impressed by this brewery's offerings. One of the best Marzen's I've had, really good flavor and aroma, balanced, nice body, and just a joy to drink. Delicious and worth seeking out.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of IPAFrankieH
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Mecktoberfest from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4.13 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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