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Tuberfest | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
The TuberFest is a smooth and malty lager that is counterbalanced with some delicious Pacific NorthWestern Idaho #7 hops, giving it a cedary, herbal zing… Brewed to jumpstart your salubrious slide into late-Summer.

Added by superspak on 07-18-2016

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Photo of BergBeer
1.65/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Tone
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong sweet malt, alcohol, earthiness, hint of citrus hops, and a hint of piney hops. Fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, alcohol, strong earthiness, hint of citrus hops, and a hint of piney hops. Overall, definitely a malt bomb that is dominated by the earthiness.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a ruddy dark orange somewhat leaning to hazy brown. Nice transparency. Thin white foamy lacing clings nicely all around the glass. The aroma starts off with some sweet to bitter earthy, herbal, grassy, and piney hops. Oktoberfest levels of pure nutty/caramel/toffee sweetness slides in with enough balance to make sure the drinker knows that this is an Oktoberfest beer. The flavor leans a balanced hoppy to malty sweet. Malty rich nutty and toffee/caramel aftertaste leads into a quick sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable smooth feel to it. Low carbonation. Acceptable semi-stickiness. Overall, this was a pretty good Oktoberfest that I could have again.

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Photo of grahuba
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerMe8
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of BeerTest
3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MizzouBrew
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful dark orange with an inch tall tan head into a Schlafly tulip. Great Oktoberfest smell and taste, with some mild hoppiness. Leaves behind gorgeous lacing from the top to bottom of the glass. One of the better Oktoberfest beers I've had and another winner from Lagunitas.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark copper in color with excellent clarity. There's an inch of creamy beige foam on top that subsides to a fingernail after a few minutes. There's a subtle light malt note on the nose. I'm tasting a very malty beer that finishes very sweet. I can definitely taste that cedarlike note from the hops and it seems a bit out of place. The mouth is very dry, smooth and crisp.

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Photo of lochef81
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of arizcards
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from TW Arrowhead on 11-13-16 for $2.79. Bottled on 9-14-16; received at TW on 11-7-16.
Rating that follows is solely from an enjoyment perspective as the beer is outside the Marzen style guidelines.

Beer poured amber brown with a beautiful white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is on the sweet side with a hint of floral hops.

Taste is a tad sweet but is balanced nicely by an ample amount of hops. Not getting this is a marzen style.

Feel is smooth as it glides nicely across the palate.

Overall this is a very easy drinking beer that i would definitely have again!

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Coppery orange, with a slight haze. Thin, foamy head with streak lacing. Aroma is orange and spice, bread - potato bread perhaps? Herbal and fruit notes as well. The flavor is malty and sweet, with a hint of hops bitterness. Worth trying, but not one I would drink often.

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Photo of Phoodcritic
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mooseisloose
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was picked up a long time ago, saved one to review, let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a waft of zesty maltiness. Pours into my SAPP to a nice amber color with a a beige fine bubble head. On the taste this brew has a nice sweet maltiness of some spiced brown sugar and a flat hoppiness that has a very dull subdued bitterness, then all transitioning to a roasted caramel and peanut brittle aftertaste. More of a brown ale for me, very tasty and sneaky.

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Photo of duvel1979
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npala86
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mothmanscott
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear coppery deep amber/pale brown with a nice stream of effervescence arising from the bottom in the area of the goblet stem producing 3 fingers of beige, foamy, somewhat lasting head that leaves a splotchy, webby coating of sticky lacing. This is an attractive beer. Aroma is malty toast, nuts, caramel & very thin brown sugar balanced with floral, earthy, spicy hops with hints of citrus. The hops really stand out which is out of character for the style but was obviously their goal with this off-center brew. Taste is malty toasted bread, caramel/brown sugar & roasted nuts with a nice complement of floral (black tea), earthy herbal & spice with a hop bitterness in the finish which rolls over into the aftertaste becoming a lingering & tongue coating bitterness. The lager yeast stands out. This brew dries in the finish & is a little acidic on the tongue with the front 2/3rds being sweet. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, wet up front & mouth watering, lightly dry in the finish & aftertaste, slight prickliness becoming faintly drawing in the aftertaste.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From the 12 fl. oz bottle with no date that I can see. Sampled on February 2, 2017 so my guess is that this is at least 6 months old.

The pour is a decent looking medium amber with a big, lingering light tan head and lacing.

The aroma doesn't present a whole lot, perhaps due to the age of the bottle. I get some slightly sweet caramel malts, a tobacco quality, and grassy hops. But everything is muted.

Medium to full body.

The taste had an off-putting soapy, vegetable oil character - again because it might be 6 months old. But there are slight hints of caramel malts and a mild to moderate resiny bitter finale.

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Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedho21
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.87/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

"During the Dark Age reign of Sir Loin of Boef, Germanic warlords imported Irish slaves to work their potato plantations. The Irishmen celebrated the harvest with a unique fermented potato beer from which rose the cry "Ach Tuberfest!""

Got a bottle of this at AC's in downtown Charleston. Pours a clear amber color with a solid white head. Aroma is sweet and malty and alcoholic. I am supposing this is a take on an Oktoberfest, but the resemblance lies only in the name.

Flavor is sweet and alcoholic. A little too much for me. Being a hophead, this one missed the mark greatly. Sweet, slightly tangy, slightly hoppy, not my cup of tea.

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Tuberfest from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 305 ratings
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