Oktoberfest | Mother's Brewing Company

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

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

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5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of Ed_Johnson
4.8/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed this beer on tap while in Branson, MO.
Darker amber color than I remembered. It has a nice off white head.
The nose is of slightly sweet malt. The flavor was very smooth and easy to drink. Again, slightly sweet malt. The nose ended up being very true to the flavor.
Very clean finish, very little bitterness. Very nice Marzen beer, one of the best I have had.

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of russpowell
4.42/5  rDev +20.1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of wnh
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
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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4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A: Mainly orange with light amber. Filmy white head and actively carbed.

S: Caramel bordering on buttered toffee. Aromatic floral hops.

M: Smooth and slightly chewy with appropriate level of crispness. Nearly decadent.

T: Heath toffee roast. Livened up by faint citric lemon. Good and most of all very clean Noble hop presence with culled hay. Very well balanced with residing macadamiaesque aftertaste

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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