Octoberfest Ale
Wachusett Brewing Company

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From:
Wachusett Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #355
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
79
Ranked #27,775
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 11.24%
Ratings:
167
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 30, 2021
Added:
Jul 02, 2001
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  20
SCORE
79
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Octoberfest AleOctoberfest Ale
Notes: Using traditional Oktoberfest specialty malts & hops, it has a balanced bitterness & beautiful copper coloring.

Availability: Aug – Oct
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4.14 by porterman66 from Massachusetts on Nov 30, 2021
 
3.68 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire on Oct 12, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
by FishyBeer3 from Massachusetts

Was hoping for a stronger smell. Super good taste tho. So good

Oct 31, 2020
 
3.5 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Oct 13, 2019
 
3.5 by PatGreer from Massachusetts on Apr 27, 2018
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3.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by PatrickCT from Connecticut

How does one rate a beer named Octoberfest that is really an amber ale? Not favorably.
I am on the fence concerning whose fault it is that I picked up a single of this while trying to work in new Oktoberfests into my Marzen Marathon. While it does say Amber Harvest Ale on the bottle, the lettering is very small beneath a giant claim of "Octoberfest." I don't think that one should have to investigate ever bottle one buys but every now and then I need a reminder to do so.
As an "Octoberfest," 0.0.
As an amber, I suppose it isn't too bad...bready with some fruit from the yeast. Raisins and some dark stone fruit, very faint. A bit of thyme and pepper from the hops. Dry finish with moderate carbonation.

Oct 20, 2017
 
3.5 by Aeroscorp from Tennessee on Sep 05, 2017
 
2.89 by jeffreyhill021 from Massachusetts on Mar 20, 2017
 
3.67 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Oct 30, 2016
 
4 by vdub191 from Rhode Island on Oct 07, 2016
 
3.14 by braican from Massachusetts on Oct 03, 2016
 
3.11 by RozzieBoy from Rhode Island on Sep 28, 2015
 
3.51 by TimBeaulieu from Massachusetts on Sep 12, 2015
 
3.5 by freshcarl from Connecticut on Aug 30, 2015
 
2.98 by 2ellas from New Hampshire on Jun 30, 2015
 
3.43 by Phigg1102 from New York on Jan 29, 2015
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
by chefhatt from Pennsylvania

This had a light brown color body with a thin head.
the aroma had a deep maltyness to it
the taste was malty up front and and had a little roasty sweetness to it.
mouthfeel was thin and overall a good beer.

Nov 22, 2014
 
3.5 by grahuba from Connecticut on Nov 19, 2014
 
3.25 by Andrew041180 from Massachusetts on Nov 17, 2014
 
3 by Satchboogie from Belgium on Oct 31, 2014
 
2.56 by TheBeerSipper from Massachusetts on Oct 28, 2014
 
3.5 by JKV96 from Massachusetts on Oct 11, 2014
 
3.5 by kkmiller76 from New Jersey on Oct 04, 2014
 
3.5 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Sep 29, 2014
 
3.75 by ricknelson from Vermont on Sep 28, 2014
 
3.75 by Auror from Massachusetts on Sep 27, 2014
 
3 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Sep 26, 2014
 
3.5 by -Andrew- from Michigan on Sep 20, 2014
 
3.25 by mikemikemike from Massachusetts on Sep 20, 2014
 
3.75 by billybob from Massachusetts on Sep 06, 2014
 
3.96 by Malone47 from Illinois on Sep 06, 2014
 
3.5 by Syraquse from New York on Sep 05, 2014
 
3.25 by LutherBrau from Massachusetts on Sep 03, 2014
 
4.49 by zackg9 from Massachusetts on Aug 23, 2014
 
3.13 by Patlee3324 from Massachusetts on Aug 18, 2014
 
3 by Doomcifer from Rhode Island on Aug 16, 2014
 
3.5 by Ropowers3 from Massachusetts on Jul 24, 2014
 
3.5 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts on Jul 17, 2014
 
3 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jun 22, 2014
Octoberfest Ale from Wachusett Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 167 ratings