Oktoberfest
Big Muddy Brewing

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From:
Big Muddy Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
Märzen
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.52 | pDev: 11.36%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
17
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 19, 2017
Added:
Oct 06, 2014
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  1
SCORE
82
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a snifter. Moderately hazy amber-orange color with a modest off-white head. Bready aroma mixed with a hint of spiciness and even some tart cherries. On the palate - bready flavor with some floral notes and a little tart, lemony taste on the finish. Medium-bodied and medium-carbed with a dry finish. The lemony flavor was off-putting, but not overwhelming.
Aug 19, 2017
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.31/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, orange/amber color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It smelled floral and malty. It had a spicy hop bite up front with some bready maltiness.
Oct 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.7 by Beerhemoth from Illinois

Oct 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Oct 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.53 by Goosehunter75 from Missouri

Sep 16, 2016
 
Rated: 3.84 by Thirstygoat from Illinois

Nov 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.88 by imperialking from Illinois

Nov 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by enelson from Illinois

Nov 04, 2015
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Reviewed by Zaktcc from Maryland

3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A - Pours a opaque mahogany color. A creamy 2 finger head the dissipates decently fast leaving some lacing.

S - One of the most unique smelling beers I've had in a while; in a good way! The aromas are very sweet overall though quickly followed by a more mute bread-nutty aroma. Most notably this beer reminds me of honey and toffee, thrown together with bready malts. I thoroughly enjoy the aroma and complexity of this beer!

T - Alas, the satisfaction my nose enjoyed was not shared by my mouth. The ingredients appear to make for an amazing aroma yet a not as great taste. Granted, the beer still tastes good but didn't live up to what I was expecting. Hard to describe though more or less tastes like mild bread malts and grass. It is followed off by a very subtle but very sweet aftertaste - honey perhaps.

M - Medium - light bodied beer. Fairly sharp and harsh tasting, due in part to the carbonation. Enjoyable!

O - A great beer all-in-all. Fairly unique and distinct beer and my first one from the brewery. Almost feels like an Oktoberfest style beer though not quite there in my opinion. Overall, I feel eager to try other brews from Muddy!
Oct 15, 2015
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a clear brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, caramel malt, and a hint of yeast. Slightly fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, hops, yeast, and a hint of metallic. Overall, weak body and resembles a Vienna more than Oktoberfest.
May 15, 2015
 
Rated: 3.53 by mwar from Kentucky

Feb 18, 2015
 
Rated: 2.5 by jsh420 from Illinois

Dec 09, 2014
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

I don't know if I wanna be at a big, muddy O-Fest celebration... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear copper-amber topped by a finger of light khaki foam. The nose comprises mild grass, mild honey, lightly-toasted biscuit, and a nice vein of toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, the grass and newly-accompanying flowers increasing their fervor in order to complete and complement the toffee-laden biscuit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly drying finish. Overall, a pretty solid American O-Fest, one I can see revisiting during future seasons.
Dec 05, 2014
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to the store clerk that handed me this sample.
Bottle reads "2534", a Julian date of August 2014.

Pours into a dimpled mug a coppery amber tone, with plenty of carbonation rising, and a finger of light tan foam. After 5 minutes and a couple sips, the surface skim remains unbroken and there are small arcs of lace here and there.

Aroma is mild, grainy with a hint of caramelized sugars.

Taste has a slightly off twang about it, though otherwise is full and malty. Finishes dry with a bare hint of tea-like bitterness. Smooth and well carbonated. Something seems off with the yeast possibly, not sure and just a guess. Would try again to see if it had improved.
Nov 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by dradair from Missouri

Nov 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Boca-X from Missouri

Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by coz from Illinois

Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by BeerOps from Illinois

Oct 25, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by thinwhiteduke from Illinois

Oct 24, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by cardinals22 from Illinois

Oct 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by jberg316 from Illinois

Oct 12, 2014
 
Rated: 4.08 by Fatty_Mccracken from Illinois

Oct 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by bnes09 from Illinois

Oct 06, 2014
Oktoberfest from Big Muddy Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 23 ratings