Hu Ke Brau Oktoberfest | Sebago Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sebago Brewing Company
United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

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Added by MaineBeerMan on 10-10-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Boto
3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this one at the brewpub across from the Maine Mall. The beer pours without too much head. There isn't any lacing down the glass either. The color is a bit of a lighter amber. There is a big grapefruit nose of hops. There is some maltiness to the taste, with more than its fair share of bitterness. This tastes more like an IPA than an Oktoberfest.

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Photo of UnionMade
2.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Sebago Brewing Co in downtown Portland, ME.
The beer pours a golden orange amber, topped with a thin swirl of mist. Lots of cabonation bubbles floating up.
Aroma is very hoppy, with a clean caramunich maltiness. A touch of appley fruitiness, with lots of herbal noble hop aroma.
Flavor is initially malty, with a pleasant caramunich malt dominating. Carbonation is a little overwhelming. Very sparkly and effervescent. Hops come in quickly, overriding the malt with a tangy citric bitterness. Some grapefruit flavor, with some fruity apple. An herbal hoppiness finishes the beer, with a bit of pine flavor. Slightly oily hoppy finish, with no malt presence. A lingering herbal bitterness in the aftertaste, sticking with you for ages.
Way too hoppy for an octoberfest, this one's hoppier than their IPA. It's pretty tasty, but not quite what I wanted, and definitely not what I was expecting.

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Photo of MaineBeerMan
3.23/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer bought on tap at The Great Lost Bear. Nice looking beer with an amber red color and a decent head that left some lace.
The aroma was a nice hoppy flowery smell with very little malt sweetness in the background.
Flavor was nice with a lot of hops in the forefront and a clean dry finish with a hint of malt sweetness. This was a really nice tasting beer, but it doesn't belong in the Oktoberfest category. While I was drinking this at the Great Lost Bear I thought it had way too much hoppy bitterness for a Marzen/Oktoberfest beer. I do not proclaim to be an expert, but I have tried a lot of Oktoberfest beers and been to Oktoberfest in Munich. This was a nice beer that might have gotten better scores if it had conformed to the the brewer's declared style for the beer.

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Hu Ke Brau Oktoberfest from Sebago Brewing Company
3.08 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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