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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3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.97/5  rDev +1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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.

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