Oktoberfest
Blue Pants Brewery

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Style:
Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
ABV:
6%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 10.79%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
40
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Blue Pants Brewery
 
Alabama, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  12
SCORE
84
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dcscientist from Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I heard this place closed a few weeks ago, and that's too bad. This beer, if it was representative of their operation, was a good introduction to them. I liked it enough to have tried other things had they been available, but I guess that's not an option. Maybe they'll resurface elsewhere in the area.

Sep 05, 2019
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Carolvs from Texas

2.53/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Maybe I had a bad batch, but bought a single at Whole Foods in Montgomery and I hate to say it (because I love goin' local) but this is the worst Oktoberfest I've ever had -- fell totally flat with a heavy, metallic aftertaste.

Oct 26, 2017
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, yellow/amber colour. Smells like cereal malts, a little sweet, notes of caramel, raisin, and not much else. Tastes light overall, crisp clean, cereal malts, caramel, a little date-syrup, dry palate throughout, slight bitter hop finish, surprisingly light and crisp for an Oktoberfest.

Aug 02, 2017
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larryi86 from Delaware

3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you richj1970 for this
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- A clear light golden amber with no head

S- Biscuts, sweet bread, touch of floral hops.

T- Biscuts, sweet breat, hints of toasted malts, some honey and floral hops, hints of a slightly fruity flavor.

M- Smooth light to medium body, good carbonation.

O- A tasty, easy drinking beer.

Oct 11, 2016
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homebrew_69 from Alabama

4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a modern version of Oktoberfest; like the ones you see now in Munich. Lots of great malt flavor and nicely balanced with just enough hops! Could use a bit more carbonation, but that hardly detracts from the awesome drinkability of this finely crafted lager. Can't wait for next year's version!

Mar 22, 2016
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BigGold from Mississippi

3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle, BORN ON "09/19/2015," into stange. Labeled a "Helles Marzen Lager," but seemingly a cross between that style and Märzen/Oktoberfest, it is a bit sweet for either, but still a very good late September (Oktober) lager.

Sep 28, 2015
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Buck89 from Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a mug. Nice clear amber color with white head. Aromas of sweet malt and dark bread. Clean taste with caramel, toast, bread and some floral notes. Medium bodied and dry on the finish. Nice.

Sep 06, 2015
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On the pour this beer was a reddish gold with a small head that went away almost immediately. It smells like apples, malt, yeast and grain. It tastes malty sweet wit the apple and yeast being the most present. There seems to be a slight taste of cinnamon. This is a nice drinking Oktoberfest marzen.

Aug 23, 2015
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richj1970 from Alabama

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. No date but it was just released this week so I'm assuming it's fresh.

A: Pours clear golden yellow with 1-2 finger white head that settles to a thin cap. Some light lacing.

S: Light pale malts with a little bit of hops. Faint yeast esters.

T: Biscuit malts with a touch of honey sweetness.

M: Medium body and very easy drinking.

O: This is not a normal style for me, but is a refreshing beer and another nice offering from Blue Pants.

Aug 16, 2015
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grumpygerman from Alabama

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not quite a German experience but not a gimmick either. Good, strong malt opening with some toasted notes and a dry finish that is not as clean as I would have wished for.

May 25, 2015
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andyboy252 from Alabama

4.78/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So many months later, it is still great... Traditional Helles-Marzen is so hard to find in the USA. It is really unfortunate that so many people equate Oktoberfests to being caramelly, sweet beers. This one is what a real Oktoberfest tastes like.

Apr 01, 2015
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Roxie_B from Alabama

4/5  rDev +5.3%

Blue Pants October Fest
Serving: Bottle
On a side note this bottle is super fresh and less than a week old.
Looks: Clear and golden with pinprick size bubbles. Two fingers of eggshell white head comprised of tiny bubbles. Surprisingly good head retention.
Smell: Yeast, crackers, apple, white grapes, citrus hops, some faint floral notes.
Taste: Bitter up front, yeasty and mildly astringent. Chives (!). On the second sip more tart apple flavors and a big note of apple sweetness. Saltine crackers and apple and white grape skin. On the aftertaste I am getting something savory and salty.
Mouthfeel: Crisp, effervescent, and aqueous.
Overall:
Pros Refreshing and quaffable.
Cons: Thin and linear. Presence of acetaldehyde indicates this one wasn't ready quite yet but may be a bit better for some further age. (thanks to users Shroud0fDoom and StLeasy for naming that apple taste for me!)
A simple but quality offering from Blue Pants.

Aug 31, 2014
Oktoberfest from Blue Pants Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 40 ratings