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

Fat Head's OktoberfestFat Head's Oktoberfest
BA SCORE
47.1%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 85 ratings
Fat Head's OktoberfestFat Head's Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
fatheadscleveland.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by adamette on 11-06-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,597
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
85
Liked:
40
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
10.77%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of nstygles
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigMike
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drtth
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The clear reddish amber beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1" ivory head that slowly but visibly recedes to a thin layer with a ring of lots of foam clinging to the sides of the glass. Sipping creates several small patches and legs of lacing that mostly cling to the sides of the glass.

The aromas include some lightly toasted bready malt with a nutty and floral character but none of them really stand out from the others.

The flavors include some almost caramel like sweetness, toasted bready malt and a strongly herbal character from the hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly prickly from the finely bubbled persistent carbonation. The medium long finish begins as the toasted bready and caramel sweetness begin to recede and allows the herbal, almost resinous bitterness to show more in the back of the palate. That bitterness then fades away into semi-dryness.

This seems a drinkable example of an O-fest beer and one that I'd be willing to have again. But that said I prefer both a little less caramel sweetness and a hop bitterness that is more grassy than just herbal.

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Photo of Beerma
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really smooth not heavy! Delish!

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Photo of Roby923
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice fall/Oktoberfest special. Doesn't hold up against the other Fat Head offerings. Hints of caramel and light wheat. Could use more hops or malts to create a more memorable flavour.

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3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of siege06nd
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of invertalon
4.7/5  rDev +29.8%
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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3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Fat Head's Oktoberfest from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 47.1% out of 100 with 85 ratings
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