Oktoberfest | Mother's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
mothersbrewing.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Old School Oktoberfest

Old School Oktoberfest is a traditional amber lager brewed to celebrate the fall harvest. Extended aging creates a medium bodied beer with a smooth malty flavor and just the faintest touch of hops. Pull up your lederhosen, raise a stein, Ein Prosit!

20 IBU

Added by wnh on 08-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,706
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
91
pDev:
16.03%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of jkblr
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle bb 12/19/18 poured into a dimpled mug at fridge temp 5.5% ABV. The beer pours bright light honey in color with off white head. The head recedes to a thin film and leaves a few spots of lacing. The aroma is bready Munich malt and a little yeast. The taste is more yeast driven that anything else with just a touch of the Munich listed on the label. The mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. There is a little buttery finish here that I find unpleasant. It's slight, but it's there. Overall, ok. Too low on flavor and not clean enough to be more than average.

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Photo of socon67
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmcquirk
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mghtg6
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is a well made beer, and a lot of the mothers stuff is, but its a little sweeter than i like in the style, as oktoberfest is a beer i like to make a day of, and so the drier ones play a little better i think in terms of high volume drinking, but the flavors here are well developed and the beer remains in balance. part of it is that i dont think the lager yeast is as flavorful as some, not as obviously old worldy, and not as influential in the finish. as such, i think the malts tend to run on a little longer than in most. definitely a nice caramel malt profile, layers of bran and toffee and toasted warmth, its hearty and there isnt much of a hop profile here to speak of, light bitterness there is all. medium body, light dried apple notes, a hint of maple, and pretty good carbonation. i know these guys a lot more for inventive and strange beers than i do for brewing to style, but they have done a pretty solid job with something more traditional. if you like them extended a little bit by the grain sweetness, this one is for you.

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Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Much hoppier than most I've had of the style. Pretty heavy on the hops and missing a lot of those caramel, toffee, and roasted malt notes I'm looking for. Not the worst I've had, but not near the best either. Really doesn't remind me of an Oktoberfest, more like a hoppy amber.

Decent beer, disappointing Oktoberfest.

Would drink again: No
Would purchase again: No

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Photo of Branlott42
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scratch69
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VaporDome
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 1angrydwarf
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L: yup its amber with little to know head
S: roasted malt
T: ok roasted gain and malt then hops come in make there presents known. This is a decidedly hoppy marzen. If you want traditional look else where. This isn't a bad beer but more hop presence than I would like. ( I like more traditional marzens)
F: moderate carbonation that comes off bracing like after shave
O: Ok honestly I am no hop head. I lean toward malt backbone beers. For this style of beer it leans hard toward the hop so its not my thing but not a bad beer or an american interpretation. YMMV

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.03/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gibgink
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Butters573
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mojohawk21
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tone
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of yeast, sweet malt, caramel malt, slight pale malt, hint of hops, and a hint of alcohol. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Fits the style of a Marzen / Oktoberfest. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, slight caramel malt, yeast, hint of hops, and slight alcohol. Overall, a decent an example of a Marzen.

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

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drew03cmc
3.36/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dradair
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jblake4124
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best around. The nose and look are right on point for the style. A terrific lingering bitterness follows a great caramel malt flavor. Just the right carbonation makes for a great mouthfeel. In all, a great Marzen, and I've had a lot of them this year.

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Photo of Muny
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thebrewman
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice copper color, with a half inch lacing that remains throughout. Caramel and molasses on the nose. Taste is more on the amber side for a Marzen/Oktoberfest style beer. However, the finish is very smooth. Just arrived in Missouri, where I will be stationed for a few years. I'll definitely be having more of these.

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Oktoberfest from Mother's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 91 ratings