Oachkatzlschwoaf | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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Brewed by:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States | website

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This “export” style lager, brewed for our annual Oktoberfest celebration, is malty yet well balanced like the bier traditionally served at Oktoberfest in Munich. However, our Festbier has a tale/tail of its own–Oachkatzlschwoaf (pronounced “o-cat-zel-schwof”) translated is “tail of a squirrel”…just a little Bavarian humor.

20 IBU

Added by JoEBoBpr on 09-06-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
56
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
18.68%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 56
Reviews by memphischas:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber colored with almost orange highlight in the color. Minimal head retention. Good clarity. Nutty aroma with a bit of light malt. I definitely get plenty of the German lager yeast and it smells very fresh. Smooth and a bit carbonated on the palate. A bit salty and nutty in profile. Fairly refreshing.

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Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of russpowell
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent copper with a thumb of fast falling tan head. Average head retention & lacing, stays effervescent

S: White grapeskin, light crackery notes. Pears & breadyness

T: Pears, brown bread, a little caramel & light leafy hop profile. Grassy hops merge with pears, nice malt backbone, the right amount of sweetness & dryness. Finishes fruity, sweet, & dry with a little herbal hops

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation

Super easy to drink, spot on for the style, no flaws

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Photo of falconxman
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of leinie13
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bwood06
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle into a pint glass

A - 2 finger creamy khaki colored head that dissipates slowly. clear amber/orangish beer for the most part but with slight haziness. fast rising carbonation bubble. head dissipates slowly. 3.5/5

S - malty, very malty. caramel sweetness. hops bring a cleanliness to the aroma. 3.75/5

T - caramel sweet then malt forward. grassy bitter hops in the 2nd half of the taste. surprising to find dark stone fruit in the middle of the taste. slight tanginess. 3.75/5

M - carbonation burn along with a drying astringency on the back end. medium bodied. chewy up front but light and drying on the back. 3.5/5

O - more bitterness than expected from this style of beer which draws attention away from the malt. not my favorite oktoberfest. 3.75/5

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Photo of tmcfad
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of emerge077
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsh420
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very nice Oktoberfest. More dry than most, not really any sweetness. Nice roasted malt flavor with some added nuttiness, yet light and drinkable. Brings forth slight oak tones and just a slight kiss of some hops to support it all.

Would drink again: Yes
Would purchase again: Yes

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Barnoloid
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very well put together rendition of a traditional Oktoberfest ale. Very drinkable, with no lack of yeastiness and bread to make this a satisfying full lager. Enjoyed the chewy caramel malt which runs through this. Just a very solid beer that goes down a treat during the fall season.

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Photo of Nctide
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 500ml bottle. Good clarity, thin white head, copper color. I'm mainly getting a noble hop aroma. The taste starts with a caramel taste that manages to not be too sweet. The finish is dry. This beer is a new one for me and I am quite impressed with its balance and overall quality. It ranks with Sierra Nevada's Oktoberfest as one of my favorite marzens this fall.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, sweet malt, hint of caramel malt, European yeast, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, sweet malt, European yeast, hint of hop, hint of wheat, and a hint of caramel malt. Overall, weak appearance, but decent aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of justinp
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was one recommended to me by one of my guys at my local Binny's. It doesn't disappoint. Great color, appropriate head retention and lacing, lovely malt influence. This is a very good representation of the style and a win from Urban Chestnut.

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

Received in trade from gregwilsonstl, thanks for the opportunity!
Mostly clear deep golden color with a huge frothy off white head that shows great retention. Hints of sulfur and mercaptin when first poured, but those subsided. Sweet bready pils with just a touch too much in fruity esters on the nose with a light floral hop. Bready sweet pilsner maltiness with an almost cereal or oat quality to it, really digging the malt profile on the this brew. Light bitterness with a spicy hop flavor that is also light. Definitely one of the better stateside O-fest brews that I've tried!

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Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Oachkatzlschwoaf from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.
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