G'Suffa! | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BB1313 on 08-03-2017

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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by ajm5108:
Photo of ajm5108
3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A little bland, the amber malt and slight alcohol tinge only really peeks through at the way end, the main body of the beer is just rather lacking though it doesn’t do anything wrong

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Photo of tigg924
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear, copper in color with 1/2 inch head and sediment. Taste is wheat bread, grain, and light grassy hops. Medium bodied, medium-low carbonation, sweet and crisp. Makes for a tasty, sold American version of the style. Appearance aside, this is a good beer.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCHritz
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz pour our of a bottle into a speigelau IPA glass. Bottles on 7/20

A: Huge chunky fat white head that tumbles like a Belgian head. Body has great clarity and it a bright amber orange.

S: lots of bready fought malts hit your nose exactly as the floral spicy hops do giving the beer an almost bitter smell.

T: fairly sweet lots of nice grainy doughy sweet malts followed by some light spicy hops.

M: good carbonation lightercto medoum bodied.

O: This beer isn't as sweet on tap for some reason a tad more balanced. It's not a bad beer it's just a tad sweet and the hops do not come through in the taste as much as the nose.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the growler via Jungle Jim's Eastgate in a snifter. This fine fest pours a
nice glowing deep amber color with a nice head of white foam that settles to
a thick ring, thin subtle pool, and showcases nice sudsy lacing. Nose of sweet
malts, light earthy tones, and subtle herbal hops. Flavors hit the umpa! note with
deep sweet malt notes touched with light breaded malt flavors with a touch of
roast and herbal hops on the back. Nicely balanced! Excellent mouth feel; medium
body, medium light carbonation to keep things lively and sessionable, and a sweet
malt finish with a touch of hops.



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Photo of beerthulhu
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Oktoberfest lager in std. pint. Bot. 08.09.17 consumed 11.28.17.

A: Coppery-penny pour has a good fill of effervesce. A firm and frothy toothpaste white head is one inch and remains in good standing. Sticky ring lacing. Traditional lager appearance. Nice.

S: Fresh green noble hops, wet flowers, backed by some sugary toasted malt. A bit of small dried lemon fruit with fresh barley and cracker malt. Faint hints of apple peel yeastiness. Overall, clean and crisp, toasty malt with a good strength.

T: Flavor of deep toasted bread and barley and sweet malts provides an ample and sturdy backbone. Fresh noble hops are soft and delightful with some apple peel and fruity nuances from the yeast. Toasted caramel and toasted cracker malt. Nice fresh hops.

M: Big bite of carbonation adds crispness and an edge with a medium slick malt texture. Toasty bread warmth.

O: Really nice deep toasted malting, sturdy american style backbone with traditional German noble hops. A really nice appearance, crisp mouthful, brings respect and boldness to the style and much lager love for those who may prefer ales. Cheers to this, pitcher worthy, fireside on a brisk October evening with good friends.

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Photo of Gmartin75
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lambdon
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crbnfbr
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of calcnerd
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BB1313
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 7/20/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours copper with a subtle haze but still has some clarity to it along with some bubbles racing upwards; chunky off-white head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and sticky frothy lacing. The aromas are subtle with some fresh toast. Malts are there. Mild hints of caramel and toffee. Some peanuts in the mix. The flavors are pretty clean, crisp and refreshing. Malts do their thing. More toasted bread. More subtle hints of caramel and toffee. Mild spiciness in the finish. Slightly earthy. Mild to moderate bitterness. Finishes clean. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's light with sharp active carbonation. It's fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid Oktoberfest. It's a clean example of the style. The craftsmanship is on point. Enjoyable stuff.

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Photo of rypkr
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dedinitely a more amber caramel octobe rest than traditional. I don't dislike this type of Octoberfest I just prefer a cleaner crispy less sugary one slightly more. This actually reminds me entirely of great lakes version.

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Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of neenerzig
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Having this on-tap served to me in a pint glass, this beer draws a clear, dark amber/copper color with a white head that's about half an inch thick when first served that settles to a thick ring lining the inside of the glass. Not much lacing. Aromas of toasted, biscuity, caramel malt sweetness along with hints of brown sugar and molasses. Has an earthy hop aroma. The taste is pretty much the same, with somewhat toasted, biscuity, caramel malt sweetness with hints of molasses and brown sugar. Some earthy, slightly floral hops that add a bit of bitterness that cut the dominant sweet flavors just slightly. Has a crisp, yet smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish with a slightly dry aftertaste. A solid beer and fairly good representation of the the style, just about too sweet I feel.


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Photo of SaltofOH
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, no visible date. Sam Adams glass.

A: pours a copper hue with some bits of sediment, carbonation just blasting away, and a finger of thick white head that retains really well. Lacing was so-so.

S: immediate familiar scent of rich malt and the sourish smell of lager yeast. A little lemony citrus, perhaps. This smells like this is going to be a first rate lager.

T: immediate breadiness and a little sourdough yeastiness on the arrival, fills in to a thick malty and toasted middle with more of that lager yeast taste, toward the end a very, very, mild bittering and some residual sourdough yeastiness.

M: lighter than expected; definitely a mid-bodied beer and in the thicker side for lagers; somewhat slick, which is atypical and notable. This is not cloyingnor really even sweet, but is maltier than Bell's Octoberfest, and somewhat less drinkable.

O: appearance is not as clear as I'd like, smell is pretty spot on, taste is good but not great, finish is decent but not great. This is a good Oktoberfestbier, but not a great one. Lagers are hard to do, and this is an above average effort by any standard.

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Photo of SHDoyle
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Description: Drank this directly from the bottle, so appearance is....Smell was malty, yeasty, bready and a little sweet. Fairly muted overall. Taste is similar to the smell and, again, pretty muted. Slightly bitter finish but otherwise much more on the malty, sweet side. Feel is light to medium bodied and carbonation is medium to high.

Overall: 3.5 (This beer is average and I would not likely drink it again) Like most Oktoberfest beers, this beer is pretty uninteresting and doesn't leave me wanting more. Having had a number of fantastic beers from Fat Head's, I'll chalk that up to the style and not the brewery. Needless to say, you can pass on this one.

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Photo of jkblr
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottled 7/20/17 poured into a .5L krug at fridge temp 5.7% ABV. The beer pours a bright copper color with short lived khaki colored head. Head recedes to a ring around the glass and a skim coat. The aroma is earthy. I'm not sure if the yeast or hops have more to do with that. The flavor is nutty, toasty and robust. There is a hint of earthy bitterness on the end to balance the malt. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, well carbonated and dry. Overall, very good. The label mentions imported hops and grain. I really could only sense the German malts. It's still a pleasant and easy drinking beer.

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Photo of epyon396
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WesMantooth
3.84/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 7/20/17

It is a deep reddish copper color. The large, frothy white foam didn't have very good retention. Even with a hard pour.

It smells very malty, and fairly sweet. Kind of like a nut bread with a touch of earthy, and sort of metallic aroma.

It is significantly sweet and doughy. Not a bunch of flavor early, but towards the end, and warmer, there is more of a toasted note and the spicy hops become noticeable with a little touch of herbal/floral. Finishes clean, crisp, and a little dry. The body is a little on the too heavy side. While the fluffy feel is nice, it makes it seem like a fuller, stronger beer.

This has some pretty good qualities and some off ones. I think it is a good beer, but not one of my favorite Marzens. Too sweet and a little too heavy. Reminds me quite a bit of Great Lakes version.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmdrpi
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

on draft in a shaker pint glass

fairly clear orangish dark amber in color. thin off-white head. aroma of bready malts. taste is slightly sweet. thin to medium bodied.

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