Oaktoberfest | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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3.75/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oaktoberfest is a true German Marzen bier brewed with premium imported Pilsner and Vienna malts and is spiced with Bavarian hop from the mother land. Light Amber in color, soft malty profile, full bodied lager beer. Fermented with the famous Bavarian Augustiner Lager yeast from Munich. We utilized German Hallertauer Traditions for both bittering and aroma additions adding a rich, noble hop presence to this beer.

Added by Floydster on 10-02-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,130
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
783
pDev:
10.4%
Bros Score:
4.31
 
 
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3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Perfectly amber and crystal clear body. 1 1/2 finger white soapy head.
The aroma is bready and grainy. A hint of floral hops.
Malty bready taste with an interesting hop profile. Citrusy, floral and with a hint of medicinal hops with a nice spiciness that wraps it up.
Round and creamy mouth feel without being heavy. Compliments the malts.

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Photo of Azpittil57
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd34
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's that time of year!

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Photo of csmrx7
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a mostly transparent copper color with a rising carbonation to meet a slim finger’s white foamy head. Rings of melting foamy lace cling initially to the glass but slide into the beer. The aroma starts with sly twist of sweet oaky spice over sweet caramel and toffee malts. Crisp nuttiness blends nicely like a good Oktoberfest. Crisp semi-sweet to bitter grassy hops make a light presence. The flavor leans sweet through the malts allowing the spice to lightly come back with the hops, semi-bitter. Aftertaste seems to lean sticky sweet carrying on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation rides fairly light, semi-sticky but allowing the spice to lightly hit in a fairly sharp sort of way. Overall, to date, this has got to be the absolute most interesting Oktoberfest. All qualities of the style show their presence yet Firestone Walker gives off their creative genius.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kamahl16
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fishguyac
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pro45
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall boy dated August 2016. Pours a clear gold with a billowing off white head. Smell is sweet malts, caramel, tea, some fruit, and grain. Taste is caramel, toffee, malts, sweetness, herbal, and stone fruit. Very light and refreshing with good carbonation. does down too easy. I was expecting a malt bomb due to the beer being around 6 months old. One of the better Marzens I've had. I'd love to try a fresh can. Didn't get any of the oak. Very enjoyable. Much preferred over Sam Adams' Octoberfest.

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4.67/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A nice take on the style. It is a little sweet balanced out by the slight bitterness of the oak. This beer is full bodied yet remains very crushable. I enjoyed it.

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3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Golden yellow in color with a soft white head on top.

S: Lots of malt goodness, with some light crisp fruity aroma as well.

T: Caramel and malt goodness with spicy, herbal and earthy hop flavors in the finish.. Moderate bitterness in this finish.

M: Medium light in body, with fairly high carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish. Makes it very drinkable.

O: Overall a darn tasty brew.

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2.84/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Oaktoberfest from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 783 ratings