Fat Head's Oktoberfest | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's OktoberfestFat Head's Oktoberfest

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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 adamette on 11-06-2009

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4.7/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On draft at Fat Head’s 9/9/15...

Look: Beautiful red, copper hue… One finger of head which doesn’t stick around too long, but a gentle swirl brings it back.

Aroma: Bread, rich malts. Some caramel.

Taste: A really nice malt profile, bready. There is little sweetness in there. Light bitterness which is appreciated.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, lively carbonation.

Overall: Very impressive Oktoberfest… May be the best one of the season I have had so far. Happy to see Fat Head’s do some beers that are not overly hopped/bitter for the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

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4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fat Head's Oktoberfest
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest
ABV: 5.00 %

LOOK: Dark copper/brown colored brew with an inch of slightly off-white head. Pours perfectly clear and pretty handsome. A fine looking Oktoberfest.

SMELL: Big time aroma of caramel and even a little toffee. Floral hop and sweet bready notes abound from the beer.

TASTE: In the flavor, toasted malts and caramel are nicely complimented by a resinous, pithy hop character that goes perfect with the solid malt foundation. Seems like the choice was American hops instead of some noble varieties, as there was a nice herbal resinous qualities that provided a good bitterness and overall balance.

FEEL: Medium bodied and well carbonated, with a small hop bite, and lingering malty flavor. Drinks easily and packs a lot of flavor.

OVERALL: Surprised by how truly solid this Oktoberfest is, which can rival many examples of the style. The overall cleanness of flavor is commendable. Another testament to the fine work being done at Fatheads brewery,

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Photo of Brenden
4.19/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This Oktoberfest is a nice-looking beer, a deep red-brown that's clear but strong. It keeps up a tan head very well, and it never really recedes to lower than one finger. It stays with the beer the whole way down, and drops patchy deposits of lacing while a consistent acitivity keeps it going.
This is one of the better Oktoberfests I've had altogether. It's got an excellent blend of toasty and nutty notes from the malts laying down a strong foundation, and as bready as any other out there. There's a touch of herbal hop and a light bitterness, pretty much an ideal level for the style, even giving a very light leafy/spicy mix.
This is a smooth beer with a nice firm crispness in an equally firm medium body. It's deep and pretty rich, all said.

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4.17/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful crimson amber hue with a big off white khaki tan head forms thick and cloudy in my 1/2 liter Oktoberfest krug. Aroma is nutty with toasted malts, liquid bread in all it's glory. Herbal hop character is actually noticeable adding to the balance and drinkability of this beer style, the guys at Fat Head's don't mess around they know German style brewing and this one is no different from the pils, helles, and hefeweizen. Crisp drinkable flowing flavor profile, this is world class O fest that is meant to be drank in number I got a case for forty bucks and I'm not disappointed, beats out the Great Lakes Oktoberfest beer this year which I typically rate as one of the highest American brewed versions. Even better than these examples are the authentic Ayinger and Paulaner versions both are top notch and this is as close of competition to my two favorite versions I have tried this year.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 8/7/2013. Pours lightly hazy orange copper color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, pear, apple, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance of malt and yeast ester notes; and good strength. Taste of caramel, pear, apple, toast, biscuit, light nuttiness, brown sugar, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of caramel/bready malt and yeast ester flavors; with nice robustness and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is very nice Oktoberfest style! All around well balanced and robust malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of patpbr
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Orange body with a amber hue. not much of a head.
S - Toasted malts, grain, sweet.
T - Carmel and toffee. toasted malts a bit of citrus and a little sweet.
M - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Has a clean finish to it.
O - Solid, would be worth trying if your into the style.

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

12oz bottle poured into a mug. The brew appears a polished clear amber color with a yellowish stained tan cap 2 fingers strong. The holds with a thin film throughout the entire duration. A swirl revives a finger.

The aroma has a hint of fruity alcohol note overtop a mild buttery diacetyl aspect. The malt is minorly toffee-like or caramel based with some hints of vanilla and citrus to fruity hop aspects. Minor carbonic and mineral notes are felt across the back.

The flavor has a bit of nuget character like caramel or toffee with a fresh grainy quality and minor buttery note. Some carbonic aspects push through with a mineral touch and fruity alcohol inclusion. Somewhat bready into the aftertaste.

This is medium bodied brew that is modestly carbonated. It is clean, crisp and easy drinking for the style. This is an Octoberfest that I can get behind and put a couple down. Fat heads sure knows how to bang out the lagers, well done.

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3.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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