Oktoberfest | Mother's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
82
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
16.79%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by ChiaPetHead:
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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a lovely copper color. It is not as dark as a lot of American Octoberfest beers. It does not look heavy or dense.

The smell is very dry. it is not overpowering at all. it smells like a traditional Marzen style homebrew beer, not sweet.

The taste is very dry. the malts come through in a clean pleasant way. low hop profile allows for the malty, but not sweet malt flavor. It has the dry taste that I get from saisons. I would love to know the type of yeast that they use.

Mouthfeel is light, making this an easily drinkable beer.

Overall I really like this beer. It is easy to drink and it is not sweet at all. I am not a fan of sweet beers, and find this to be a welcome relief to many of the sweet Octoberfest beers I encounter.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mojohawk21
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gibgink
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Seattle_Suds
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of sgttibbs
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Drew03cmc
3.36/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of skloeff
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a sparkling clear copper with a two finger fluffy white head. Aroma is clean, with some malt, sweetness, and a general beeriness. Taste is more pronounced with a nutty sweet malt, and a hint of toffee or caramel. Mouthfeel is thin, but for a drinkabke lager that is fine. Overall a pretty decent oktoberfest that balances towards malt and crispness.

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Photo of Mbpike
1.5/5  rDev -61.8%

Photo of russpowell
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervecent apricot with a siver of cream colored head. Near zero head retention & lacing

S: Breadyness, hay, crackery notes, some mineral notes, just a lovely nose, nice perfumy hop notes

T: Follows the nose, a touch of pears & lemons up front. Dryness, maybe a touch of pineapple as this warms, a bit of white grape. Finishes fruity, grainy with dry-ish hay notes & a kiss of lemon

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, great balance

Super drinkability, a nice Marzen, easily one of the better ones I've had in several years

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Scsinger85
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of frogfan
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Pattymac
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of jmccullough108
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of thefluker
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of Dieck
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of seth72104
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Allurex
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of wnh
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant clear amber topped with a moderate frothy white head. Nice and bright.

Aromas of straw, caramel maltiness, grassy hops, and a clove-spiced candied citrus note that seems perhaps a bit out of place. Clean and simple.

Supple maltiness on the palate, smooth and rounded, finishing in a crisp but not sharp hoppy note. A little drying on the finish. Flavors of caramel, grainy bread, and a hint of grassy and floral hop notes. Well-rounded, malty but balanced, clean and drinkable.

Light to medium in body, firm but supple. Sessionable; would go great with brats and kraut.

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Photo of dradair
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Oktoberfest from Mother's Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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