Oktoberfest
Mother's Brewing Company

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Style:
Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #187
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #34,492
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 15.32%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
96
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Mother's Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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SCORE
84
Good
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Notes: 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
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 96 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Thebrewman from Arkansas

3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Aug 18, 2015
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GoBearsWalter from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an electric orange that’s slightly cloudy. A thin, white head. Little carbonation.
Good Carmel malt smell.
Not a huge Carmel malt taste. Good biscuit and hop for a marzen.
Mouthfeel a little thin. Nice and refreshing.

Sep 15, 2019
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Sep 16, 2013
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
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

Aug 28, 2012
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, amber color with ruby highlights and a small, tan head. It smelled of sweet caramel malt and toffee. Nice sweet caramel with hints of roasted malt and a mild bitterness..

Sep 26, 2013
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Tone from Missouri

3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Nov 14, 2015
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Kahlerbock from Kansas

3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 08, 2016
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leroybrown10 from Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Sep 19, 2014
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elvish from Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

May 10, 2013
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wnh from Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +11%
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.

Aug 24, 2011
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kvnstfrd from Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

May 23, 2013
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Reaper16 from Alabama

3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

served on-tap @ Conrad's Alehouse, Liberty, MO, into a pint glass

Pours a light orange color. Not exactly what I'm used to seeing from a Marzen. Very little head, but that's on the bartender more than anything.

The aroma hits all of the notes that a beer of this style should. It's got a nice, nutty malt background and some green, steely hops to balance it. A clean, malt-forward lager is what you think of when you smell this beer.

And that's what you get. Old School Oktoberfest is among the best U.S. Marzenbiers I've ever had. What's key here is the depth of malt flavor. It's all very nutty -- all of the malt flavors register as nutty -- but it isn't a single note. The nuttiness changes, evolves, from the initial sip through the finish. There's just enough noble hop presence to lend the sweetness some needed cutting edge.

The body is perhaps a touch thicker than I'd prefer for a lager like this, but overall it works well to carry its deep malt flavors. This is a really lovely Marzen. Drink it if you can find it.

Oct 13, 2012
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jaydoc from Kansas

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

Oct 25, 2014
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atlbravsrno1 from Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 13, 2015
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leefx from Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Oct 14, 2014
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doowhat from Arkansas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Sep 18, 2013
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karlt from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Oct 22, 2013
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pixieskid from Germany

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Oct 11, 2012
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seth72104 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Nov 15, 2011
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frogfan from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Aug 17, 2013
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BlackBeerDown from Arkansas

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Sep 12, 2014
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socon67 from New York

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oct 14, 2017
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DelMontiac from Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +7.5%

Oct 30, 2013
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jewellrunner from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Oct 06, 2012
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nov 08, 2016
Oktoberfest from Mother's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 96 ratings