Oktoberfest | Naked Dove Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Naked Dove Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

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Added by John on 11-08-2011

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of izraelc
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a reddish copper. Full foamy head. Smooth as silk. Malty with a sweet finish. An excellent Oktoberfest.

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Photo of EMV
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap in the Finger Lakes region, NY.

L: Clear medium copper brown pour. 1 finger of white head. Solid ring of lacing.

S: Grains/malts. Sweet.

T/F: Sweet... overly so, with loads of caramel and brown sugar. Earthy... needs some hoping to bring this back. Smooth... good carbonation. Finish is more malt.

O: A very average beer. A bit sweet even for the style.. not one I'd revisit but it wasn't unpleasant to drink.

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Photo of Stignacious
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Red Dove Tavern. Golden brown in the glass, zero head whatsoever. Very little lacing to speak of as I drank. In terms of both smell and taste, one note dominates: caramel. This really misses out on the biscuity malt flavors and spicy hops that one typically looks for in the style. While this is by no means a bad beer, it just doesn't hit all of the marks expected for an oktoberfest.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Acme Bar and Pizza in Rochester, NY.

This pours a kind of dirty brown, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like super sweet caramel, and not a whole lot else. This smells smells too sweet for an Oktoberfest, for sure.

And the taste confirms this, it's just way too syrupy sweet for an Oktoberfest. Not a whole lot other than sugar and caramel. Meh.

This is medium bodied, pretty syrupy, but drinkable.

Surprised that this wasn't that good, Naked Dove is usually pretty adept at German style stuff.

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Photo of dhmxray
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ambruns1979
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of sketchyhoodie
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Stranger5582
4.78/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours well with nice head, but the head doesn't last too long. This is golden tan in color when held in front of a light or a light reddish brown otherwise. The nose is pleasant without being overpowering.

The taste is hard to describe. I know it's very biased to say it tastes great, but I don't really taste the individual notes of flavor. The beer is refreshing and almost sweet, but not overly so.

I was really surprised by the smoothness of this beer. Normally, I don't taste any bite or bitterness in the "Naked Dove Amber Ale", but compared to this it was almost harsh.

This batch was 6.5% by volume.

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Oktoberfest from Naked Dove Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 8 ratings