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Oktoberfest Lager | Mountain Town Brewing Co.

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Oktoberfest LagerOktoberfest Lager

Brewed by:
Mountain Town Brewing Co.
Michigan, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by TurboBrew on 09-24-2012

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of vinylrooster
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fargrow
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of CMUbrew
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed 9/27/12 On-tap at Mountain Town Station

A: Two fingers of tight, off-wite foam sit on top of what appears to be a dark copper beer, although the dim lighting makes this color assessment questionable.

S: The maltiness of this beer is pretty obvious in the nose. An earthy hop bitterness can also be detected.

T: Very bready malts bring a sweetness that is well-balanced with earthy bittering hops. A little bit of grassiness follows, adding more flavor. Delicious.

M: The body is much more full than I was anticipating from this style (not a bad thing). Carbonation is great. Goes down smooth.

O: This is one great-drinking beer. I will be getting a growler of this before the season is over.

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Photo of TurboBrew
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single to try at the Wine Palace.

A: Cloudy copper orange with little head and minimal lacing.

S: Malt and more malt!

T: Taste is smooth and refreshing for the style. Not too sweet and not too bland.. Can pick up the sweet flavor in the beer also on the finish. lingers nicely.

M: Sturdy all around.. mildly hopped. Very viscous on the palate.

O: On par with its MI competition, not as sweet as say a Frankenmuth Oktoberfest.. but definitly similar all around.

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Photo of hackmann
3.82/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dusty, hazy amber pumpkin body with a thin eggshell colored head and not much on the lacing front. Make sure to get the sediment off the bottom of the bottle.

Aroma: sturdy malt profile with a grassy and slightly herbal like hop note,

Flavors: earthy malts, yeasts, and hops. Sweet bread like malts, lightly toasted grains, and a hint of grassy hop bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: moderate-fine carbonation, earthy feel, sweet without being overly sweet, light hop bitterness on the finish,

Overall: nothing fancy, it is an oktoberfest beer, it was easy to drink and I did not grow tired of this oktoberfest. I liked its earthy style.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, bottled on 7/26/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of honey, light caramel, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very good Oktoberfest style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Agentveba
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Gardmark59
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlissJunkie
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutHunter
3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of Mt. Pleasant's Oktoberfest Lager a couple days ago for $2.29 at The Lager Mill. It's been a while since I've seen a new beer from Mt. Pleasant Brewing Company and since I missed out on this beer last year I thought I would give it a try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, 2013 release. Poured from a shorter brown 12oz bottle into and imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice, it's got the standard train theme with a nice autumn like background that's appropriate for the style and season. It poured a nice and bright amber color that took on more of a copper color when held to the light with a half fingers worth of white head that quickly died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left no lacing behind. This was an okay looking beer, but I thought the head and lacing were a little disappointing.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by lots of malts that impart a grainy, bready, and caramel like aroma with some bread crust aromas really sticking out. Up next comes a noticeable fruity aroma that's slightly cider like, it may be from the yeast, but I've never had lager yeast impart an aroma like this. On the finish there's a slight bit of hops that's barely noticeable and imparts a slight earthy aroma and there's also a slight nutty aroma at the end. The aroma is nice and it's fairly true to the style.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma and it starts off with a good amount of malts that impart a some sweet, bready, grainy, and caramel malt like flavors with the bread crust still sticking out the most. Up next comes a lighter smokey flavor with a slight nutty flavor and there's some earthy hops on the finish that impart a lower amount of medium bitterness with a grainy, bread crust, and slightly smokey like aftertaste. This was a decent tasting beer, but the smokey flavor threw me off a little.

M- Fairly smooth, crisp, fairly clean, somewhat dry, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and it worked well with this style.

Overall I thought this was decent beer and it was an okay Oktoberfest, but it wasn't that true to style, the smokiness in the taste threw me off a little and it really doesn't fit in the style and I thought it hurt this beer a little, it didn't make it a bad beer, but smokiness isn't something that worked well with this style. This beer had a decent drinkability, it was fairly smooth, but the flavor didn't really hold my attention and I think one is enough for me, I can't see myself reaching for another one after I finish this. What I liked the most about it was the aroma and mouthfeel they were both nice and fairly true to style. What I liked the least about this beer was the smokiness, I like smokey beers but it's not something that I want in an Oktoberfest. I wouldn't buy this beer again since there's many other local Oktoberfests that are way truer to style and that I would much rather have. I wouldn't recommend this beer because it just doesn't represent the style well. All in all I wasn't a fan of this beer, it just didn't do it for me and I wish Mt. Pleasant took a more traditional approach with this style, better luck next time guys.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Botulizard
2.61/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

Oktoberfest Lager from Mountain Town Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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