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

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States

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

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KonigObHops
2.99/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

This beer poured a reddish chestnut color just like the label stated. The head was very foamy, and off-white.

The aroma was sweet noble hops, and some biscuit.

The initial taste was a bit bland... there wasn't much to this beer at the beginning, middle, or end. The toasted malt that you would expect from an Oktoberfest was all, but absent. The strongest flavor was at the end, when Some of the hoppiness came through.

The mouthfeel was good. It was a crisp beer with a nice level of carbonation.

This beer was pretty dissapointing. There just wasn't much to it. Some craft Oktoberfests try to mimic the classic Oktoberfest style, and some try to put their own spin on it. I think this one was trying to be a classic interpretation, but it missed the mark.

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

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

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

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | 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 Lukass
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | 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 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 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 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 bigred89
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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