Dead Ringer | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Dead Ringer Oktoberfest lager is inspired by old-style Märzen brews customarily enjoyed during Bavaria’s world-famous beer festival. Thanks to an abundance of toasted malt and a lower hop bitterness, this dark reddish brown lager is loaded with sweet, caramel toffee flavors and aromas. All the taste and celebration of Oktoberfest packed into one bottle; no lederhosen required.

Added by JohnGalt1 on 07-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,657
Reviews:
154
Ratings:
644
pDev:
10.03%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
169
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3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mojohawk21
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the bottom of the bottle: "DR28 14:41 PKG26JULY18"

Appearance: The body of the beer is very dark. It looks like a black tea with hints of mahogany brown and red as light passes through. The head is medium-sized, creamy textured, and off-white. It's a good looking beer but far darker than the standard Oktoberfestbier.

Aroma: There is a faint spicy aroma and just a light bit of toffee.

Taste: It has a toasted crust flavor with a bit of carbon and toffee. It has a nice sweet caramel edge and it finishes with burnt toast.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice full body that does a good job of packing a lot of the flavor into various corners of the palate. It has a slightly harsh bitterness from the toasted malt. It is a slower drinking beer than the standard Oktoberfestbier.

Overall: It is a flavorful beer but it doesn't feel as cohesive and put-together as many of its peers on the market. The beer feels a bit rough around the edges with a strong bitterness and the lower drinkability. It is a good tasting beer so I would recommend it if you just want something tasty, but it isn't a beer I would likely drink more than one of at a time.

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Photo of bundy462
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.21/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotic_being
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Poured 12 oz bottle into a half liter Stein. Nice darker brown, amber beer. Lovely taste of the sweet Carmel malty taste I expect and love from an an American Octoberfest. This one isn't light tasting and full of flavor. A decent version of this style. Would drink more

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.57/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.32/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheRock7755
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got this off the single shelf at my local Meijer. It poured a hazy amber with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of bread. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CJNAPS
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eddiefl
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tarvismonroe
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Average taste. Moderate alcohol content.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Agriverbear
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dead Ringer from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 644 ratings