Oktoberfest | 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): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by scottoale on 10-10-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,691
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
46
pDev:
13.22%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swierczt
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cylinsier
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz

Pours clear copper red, brown sugar head is coarse and dissipates to a lacing.

Smells of buttered biscuit, coppery malts, and caramel.

Flavor is of biscuit malt with brown sugar and molasses. Toasty finish.

Medium to full body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Very flavorful and rich, great body. Decent poor. Overall above average marzen on the darker side. A bit heavier than you might expect. Worth a grab but maybe too much on the palate for sessioning.

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Photo of Rjk00
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another good offering from ballast point not the best Oktoberfest I've had but still damn good.

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Photo of ricknelson
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IceAce
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fakedeadgirlfriend
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Domvan
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tclipse
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNBeerGeek
2/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of NeverSettle
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zbooks
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tgatort
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gonzo000
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not much of a head, a reddish brown color. no lacing to speak of. Smell is musty. Taste is clean, some spice. Feel is nice, warming in the throat but no taste of alcohol. Good beer that I would revisit if offered.

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2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of MJSJr
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap @ the Old Grove location. Listed as a lager called "Dead Ringer" with a description and ABV that matches this entry.

A: Pours a very dark amber with a half-inch thick off-white head which fades to the rim and leaves spotty lace.

N: Plenty of grainy malts and a faint spice note.

T: Caramel malts dominate. Toasted nuts, some sweetness but not overbearing, biscuity yeast.

M: Semi-moderate body and semi-medium carbonation. Creamy, yeasy, caramel and toffee finish.

O: Not expecting an Octoberfest beer in late July, but here it is. Generally O.K., I wouldn't make a visit just for this.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Smarty_Pints
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Oktoberfest from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 46 ratings