Tenaya Creek Oktoberfest Lager | Tenaya Creek Brewery

Tenaya Creek Oktoberfest LagerTenaya Creek Oktoberfest Lager
12 Ratings
Tenaya Creek Oktoberfest LagerTenaya Creek Oktoberfest Lager

Brewed by:
Tenaya Creek Brewery
Nevada, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
At Tenaya Creek we believe that all good parties begin and end with a great beer. To commemorate a festival that's been raging since 1810, we've kept to tradition by using the finest Vienna and Munich malts. German Magnum and Czech Saaz hops round out the malty sweetness to produce and old-world favorite that is sure to please. Let us toast! Ein Prosit!

Added by scottfrie on 11-03-2011

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by FlyingBull:
Photo of FlyingBull
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased this in a 22 oz bottle from Whole Foods in Las Vegas. Poured into a Stella glass... LOL

appearance: Clear light amber color - what would normally be expected or similar too most Octoberfest beers. Medium carbonation appropriate for style. 1/4" creamy white head that lasted 3-4 minutes with normal lacing on the glass sides.

smell: Nice malt nose; some bread - very light with hops. Very nice overall.

taste: I like this beer. Not as much as Gordon Biersch Octoberfest...yes...Gordon Biersch, but I really like it. I think it's definitely better than Sam Adams Octoberfest. Nice overall malty flavor, somewhat sweet with light hop notes. The beer is only 6% but I can pick up the alcohol surprisingly. There is some hop flavor and slight hop bitterness at the end - very nice...very good.

mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation that is style-appropriate.

overall: Nice color, malty nose with some hops, medium body and cabonation. Very nice OF beer!

comments: This was pretty tasty. I'm not generally a big fan of Octoberfest beers, but I did like this one very much and would drink it again. Espcially if serverd by a nice German girl... You get the picture. ;-)

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More User Reviews:
Photo of crobinso
2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of whipp75
2.88/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottfrie
4.08/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into SN hop tulip imperial pint glass. Bottle courtesy of Rizalini.

A: Pours a bright, deep, copper with a couple fingers of greasy off-white head that faded into a long lasting film which left a network of thin lace down the glass.
S: Light notes of toast, pale malts and just a touch of herbal hops. There is something vaguely meaty about the smell, but I get no trace of smoke. It just smells ‘hearty’.
T: Crips and dry notes of cracked grains, clean and lightly sweet German malts, with a finish full of spicy, peppery, leafy and green tasting hops. The aftertaste is bready and cracker-like. No sugary sweetness lingers after the swallow.
M: Medium body, soft carbonation, with a good slick viscosity to the mouthfeel. This beer finishes dry and refreshing.
O: A very solid lager that is super flavorful and easy to drink without be too sweet or malty. This would go great with pretty much any food or any occasion. Thanks again Bryin.

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Photo of TheMarkE
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, toast, earth, and nut aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, earth, nut, and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but has a fairly aggressive amount of hop bitterness for the style in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of stevoj
2.29/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

22 oxz bomber from Total Wine. How this beer could miss so many marks is beyond me. Funky, musty aroma bordering on sour. taste is overly sweet malt, cooked vegetables. Just off and nasty all the way around. I had hoped for much better.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of azdback
3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Spaten tumbler. Bright, clear, copper color. Large carbonation bubbles lead to a small two finger head, that is off white and soapy in appearance. Lace is sticking in a nice lace pattern and as I finish this tall glass off, the lace is from top to bottom. Quite nice.

Smell is quite like I expected, must, yeast, European malts and hops. Maybe some banana.

Taste is quite nice, mild fall spice, coriander, allspice. The Munich malts are there with some sweetness and the Magnum and Czech Saaz hops add some musty flavors.

Mouth is very thin, with mild carbonation. Thin body and a dry quick finish.

Overall I think this isn't half bad. I am not a fan of any European styles and probably only liked this because this doesn't taste like it's supposed to. I don't think this should be as thin as it is but again I kind of liked that too. Pick it up if you get the chance.

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Photo of Offa
4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good oktoberfest/marzen.

Pale amber, it has a medium off-white head very slowly shrinking to a foamy ring and a bit of lace.

Aroma is strong toasted barley, baked apple, light caramelised bread, light earthy-honey element.

Taste is honeyed bread, toasty bitterness, peppery and spicy. It has nice balance, lingering light peppery/spicy bitterness, faintly herbal-medicinal.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Undated bomber at 40 degrees into nonic
Aroma of malt
Head average (4 cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring and layer
Lacing poor, few large islands of medium to large bubbles
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor begins and ends bitter, caramel malt tones, some unsavory aromatics; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 2.5, Palate 3, Overall 3.25

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Tenaya Creek Oktoberfest Lager from Tenaya Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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