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
Photo of IronLover
4.26/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lightly weathered copper orange in color with a light haze. Poured with a tall, soapy, off-white foam with excellent retention. Bready malt aromas with notes of dark bread crust and crackers. Medium bodied with soft medium carbonation and a delicate feel. Bready malt flavor up front followed by medium light, herbal hop bitterness through the middle. Grainy malt flavors with cracker notes from the middle to the end. Finished cleanly with light grainy malt flavors and a touch of bitterness that doens;t last. Fabulous malty aromas and flavors with an amazing delicate feel. Very easy drinking. This was excellent.

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

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

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

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

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

Photo of schoolboy
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is not my favorite style, but it is one of my favorite local brewers (my official retirement party was at Fat Heads on Lorain). Will I cut them some slack? No need to. This is a great example of the style.

It's not as red as some, but it has excellent head. The aroma is fresh and clean. The taste is not overly malty and does not seem to do anything off kilter. This is a well balanced brew that ends up being more refreshing than this style usually is. I could see myself drinking a few of these except I only bought the one bottle at Saveon on Friday.


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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 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 Lukass
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 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 Taphouse_Traveler
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of nrbw23
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caahare
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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 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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G'Suffa! from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 40 ratings