Oktofest | The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

OktofestOktofest
BA SCORE
3.7/5
99 Ratings
OktofestOktofest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States
thebrewkettle.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BB1313 on 08-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,846
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
99
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of White_Whiskey
3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oktofest brewed by The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works. This Oktoberfest pours out a nice brown color with a small white head. I really like the copper color of this brew. The ABV of Oktofest is 6.00%, not much lacing to this brew. Now the smell of this Oktoberfest is rich with roasted grians and malts. There is also a nice sweetness and some hops to the smell of this brew. The look and the smell of this Oktoberfest is really inviting. Now for the taste , it is bold but smooth with flavors. You first pick up on the roasted grians and malts. Then there is a nice light hop finish. This is a nice rich roasted malts and grains brew. There is a lot going on in this brew. I really like how smooth this Oktoberfest brew goes down. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a real nice balance to it. The mouth feel of Oktofest is roasted , bold, smooth and refreshing. It is also hard to pick up on the 6.00% ABV in this brew. Overall I'm giving Oktofest 4.5 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works, did a real nice job with this Oktoberfest brew. If you are a fan of roasted brews look this one up.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chackman151
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JsBeers
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skaboom420
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lukass
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a transparent copper color with some auburn hues. Nice color, but not a lot of head retention.

Not much aroma. A slight malt note, but pretty bland overall in the nose.

Flavor is malty without being overly sweet like some other marzen style lagers. A bit biscuity or grainy, but finishes clean. Nicely carbonated. Even a touch of alcohol warmth seems to sneak through.

Definitely a solid octoberfest.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into snifter

A: burnt amber in color excellent clarity small inch or so head that settles to a film

S: lots of malts doughy bready some cinnamon maybe some nutmeg

T: toasted malty bready sweet with a little bit of a clove cinnamon taste

M: Very light but with a bitterish aftertaste

O: Its a nice change of pace from the hoppy beers but its not something I want to drink more than a couple of its spices aren't doing much for me.

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3.47/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maybe I'm just in the mood (which I rarely am for this style), but this one is working for me. I grew tired of this style a long time ago. I seldom drink more than one or two (and all I have of this is one).

It looks pretty, like these should. All amber and small bubbles. Th aroma is sweet and almost perfumed. Nice and different.

The taste is sweet and malty and slightly yeasty. My first impression was "classic marzen." The aftertaste is clean and the burp is nice and malty.

Overall I like the experience and find this to be an excellent representation of the style.

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Oktofest from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 99 ratings
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