Oktoberfest
Adventure Brewing South

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From:
Adventure Brewing South
 
Virginia, United States
Style:
Märzen
ABV:
Not listed
Score:
85
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 9.43%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
16
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 28, 2015
Added:
Sep 17, 2005
Wants:
  0
Gots:
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Rated: 3.92 by ShemRahBoo from New Jersey

Sep 28, 2015
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Rated by GatorCoop from California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Had this one at the brewery straight from the vat.
Sep 22, 2015
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bought on draft at the Oktoberfest celebration at the brewery. Appearance is a bit off-brownish with a moderate head. Taste is malty and enjoyable. Try it!
Sep 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by kyle86 from Michigan

Dec 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by dmk91 from Virginia

Nov 07, 2013
 
Rated: 2.75 by fishguyac from Virginia

Sep 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3.93 by cliff1066 from Virginia

Dec 26, 2012
 
Rated: 4 by PoolFishGolf from Virginia

Oct 08, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by standardcherry from Massachusetts

Jun 19, 2012
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Reviewed by Chaney from District of Columbia

3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I had this on tap at Blue & Gray. Funny, no one working in the brewpub or brewery seemed to know the ABV on this one. I guess the BA record in that category will continue to be blank.

A: Poured a clear brown-amber color with a nice finger or so froth posing as a head. Good retention.

S: Faint smell of baked bread, and the malt profile seemed more American side than a German one. In other words, it was hoppier and less malty, mothball forward.

T: I got a good bit of bitterness on the back end, not too sweet, but definitely sweeter than those created in the Deutschland. After a few sips, it got chalky.

M: The carbonation was far too low for my tastes. Ridiculous lacing and quite bitter.

O: When I think Octoberfest, I think high, comfortable drinkability. This one lacked in that department.
Oct 02, 2011
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Reviewed by Thorpe429 from Illinois

3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Reviewed from notes.

Pours a medium reddish brown with a a bit of an off white head. Nose brings forward some caramel as well as slightly-toasted bread. The taste is definitely a malt bomb, with no hops at all to speak of. Some slightly-sweet caramel along with a bit of roasted toast. Mouthfeel is medium; a bit heavy for the style, and it works alright. Decent depth of flavor. I'd say it's a pretty decent American version of the style.
Oct 16, 2010
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Reviewed by dirtylou from Oklahoma

3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22oz bottle, split with the lady during election night (OBAMA)...shipped by the prince of darkness

appearance: dark amber-mahogany, light beige ring with very light retention

smell: bojangles buterry biscuits, caramel malts and not much else

taste: more of the same...very buttery, flaky biscuit, dry malts, light caramel...interesting indeed - i dig the "biscuit bombs" but an average oktoberfest

mouthfeel: medium light

drinkability: good
Nov 05, 2008
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Reviewed by jdmorgan from Virginia

4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Had it poured into my 6th Annual Blue & Gray Oktoberfest stein on-tap at the brewery during the 2008 Oktoberfest! :-)

It poured a rich and deep amber color with a small head that dissipated quickly. The smell had a rich malt aroma and a slight sweetness. The body was nice and heavy with good maltiness, a bit of sweet taste, and a light/medium hop flavor and bitterness. The consistency was medium/heavy and the carbonation was low.

This was a very drinkable and enjoyable beer, especially given the circumstances. It was even more enjoyable with a big bratwurst. Give it a try for sure and enjoy your autumn!
Oct 03, 2008
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Reviewed by hops4me from Virginia

3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This pours dark dark brown. Almost like a brown porter. No real head to speak of. Smells malty sweet. Rasins, plum notes. Taste is caramel sweetness and some chocolate roast. This is a big bodied O'fest. I like this one alot but it is too big for an O'fest IMO. Very good tasting just too much. But it is very drinkable with all that flavor socked in there. I will get again while supplies last.
Sep 24, 2008
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Reviewed by cichief from Virginia

3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
I had this beer at the brewery's Oktoberfest in 2007. I wasn't impressed. It was not nearly as good as Fred's Red Ale or the Falmouth Pale Ale. It had a sour odor and an off flavor in the finish. I hope that future batches of this beer are more worthy of the Blue & Gray Brewing Company.
Feb 19, 2007
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Reviewed by oelergud from Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Clear maple body with moderate carbonation, slightly off-white head, low retention and lace.
Nose is strong caramel and spice, some alcohol notes.
Taste is concentrated caramel and maple suryp flavors with a touch of pumpkin. Long lasting aftertaste of sweet malts and molasses. Hops are quite subdued but there if looked for.
Full and chewable mouthfeel. Very good coating. Leaves the palate slick and moist.
Highly drinkable. A warming brew to counter the soon to come winter and a perfect color match to the already turning leaves. A brew with focus on it's style.

-Oelergud
Sep 17, 2005