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Rhin’Ofest | Lost Rhino Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 48
Photo of Beejay
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A copper orange in color with a small light tan head.

S: Bready with a nice sweetness, and a mellow floral hop note. Smell is very clean.

T: Bready with a touch of toffee, and slight herbal and floral notes from the hops. Finish is a touch buttery.

M: Medium in body with moderate carbonation.

O: Enjoyable, but not outstanding.

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Photo of generallee
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 22 oz bottle into a German style mug.

Appearance: The body has a nice deep amber color with very good clarity but it’s light tan head faded out quickly. I am now left with a naked beer and no lacing.

Aroma: The nose is light overall. I get light sweet and bready malt notes with hints of herbal and earthy hops.

Taste/Palate: Up front there’s some lightly sweet malt carrying some light caramel and toffee like notes. Hop notes add balance and an earthy character which leads into the finish. The feel is firm and softly carbonated.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.42/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, clear, dark, mahogany color with an eighth of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into some wispy clouds of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice aromas of bready, toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked biscuits and freshly toasted bread. There are also notes of caramel, and brown sugar, black pepper, and a touch of grassy, piney, hops.

Taste: Delicious! Lots of toasted malt up front, imparting bready, biscuit-lilke overtones, followed by some caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness, some black pepper and very little in the way of hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and very smooth as there is very little in the way of carbonation. With an ABV of 5.5%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a fantastic American-version of an Oktoberfest beer! This will definitely be in my fridge every Autumn! Very, very, delicious and highly, highly recommended!

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Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a clearlight amber with gold tint. The white head does not last vey long but leaves a little bit of lacing. The aroma is medium malt, with bread and fruit tones. The taste is very similar with a just a minor addition of hops to balance it. They aren't distinct but you can tell they're there. The body has a nice weight and feel to it, neither too heavy or light. A really lager.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a clearish reddish gold (copper?) with two finger head that dies slow and some lace patches. Aroma has some hops but is mostly bready and caramel malt based. OVerall, this is pretty close to a textbook marzen. A little sweeter than I'm accustomed to with this beer and it overpowers some of the hoppy nuances but the hops and dry finish are still there. Finishes crisp and with a bite thanks to some carbonation and the beer is balanced enough to make me want more. This is an Oktoberfest beer that you can't go wrong with.

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Photo of StoutCream
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft poured into a honeycomb mug. Not my favorite for tasting because it's hard to judge smell, but this style is meant to be consumed much faster than you can smell it. This is a great marzen. Crisp, slightly sweet, yet warming with plenty of body. Light carbonation (would never ever get this in a bottle) and a full mouthful lead me to believe that this is the tent I would camp out in for the Fest. Nuts and malts and Bavarian awesomness right here in VA.

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Photo of Chaney
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a bomber of this yesterday at the brewpub since I didn't get around to tasting it while I was there. You pick and choose you're battles. Ynawhaimsayin?

Served in a DC Brau tulip.

A: Pretty much picture perfect. Clear, nutty almond-orange color with a sizable beige head.

S: Faint, yet fresh delightful. German malt bill along with sourdough and muted earthy sweetness.

T: Brown sugar on the forefront, but not in an overtly offensive way. Nutty and malty, crisp, and clean.

M: I'm so glad this wasn't overly sweet (like Great Lakes) and/or contain that "stomach acid" quality I often get with this style. The lacing and carbonation were nice.

O: Now, if they would put this in 6er and charge between $9-11 bucks, I'd be perfectly set for the fall season.

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Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

draft at Rustico, Alexandria, VA...

a: served in a tall pilsner style glass, light caramel amber in color, sporting a low head

s: nice little aroma on this one - clean plisner with a generous dose of slightly toasted german lager malts, a little nutty with some sugars on the nose, crisp grassy hops add a nice counter, dig it

m: carbonation moderate, creamy, medium bodied with a crisp finish

t: nice oktoberfest flavor - moderately malty with flavors of lightly toasted lager malts while maintaining a crisp pilsner back, slightly sweet, clean autumnal flavors, turning nicely towards a cleanly hopped finish and lingering grain flavor

o: a surprisingly nice oktoberfest, pulls off a clean lager while implementing plenty of that somewhat nutty german malt flavor

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Photo of Pencible
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured clear gold with a little white head.
S: It smelled like rich nutty malt and sweet caramel, with bready yeast and a little copper hops.
T: It tasted like sweet earthy caramel and nutty malt, with sourdough bready yeast and copper hops. It had a clean and crisp bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Light body.
D: This was a very nice Oktoberfest, with simple but nice scent and taste, and fitting body. Nothing exciting about this beer, but it was very easy to drink and enjoy. Another solid brew from Lost Rhino (although I really prefer the dubbel).

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Photo of billab914
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy to finally be able to finally find a bottle of one of their beers. I've been wanting to try something of theirs for a while. 220z bottle poured into my Stone nonic pint glass. It poured a clear copper color with an active white head filling the top inch of the glass. The head faded a little quick, but I liked the color a lot.

The aroma mixes some sweeter, grainy pale malts with toasty malts and some caramel. It's crisp with a little bit of a fruity presence coming out in it as well. very nice mix of flavors in the aroma for the style.

The taste starts out on the sweeter side with some caramel and the grainy malts playing a bigger role. Midway some of the toasty malts start to show and mix with a little bit of a herbal, bitter hoppiness in the finish. It starts a little sweet up front, but the finish has some nice balance to it.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side with carbonation being moderate. Overall I thought it was a very nice version of the style. It was crisp and easy drinking and the toasty and sweet malts gave it some nice flavors. A very drinkable beer overall.

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Photo of AndrewNations
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Im not the biggest fan of this style but really enjoyed this one. For me, thats a great indication of being a great beer.

The body was a bit thin for this style but overall really nice and easy to drinking.

The sweetness is balanced perfectly with a slight bit of toast / biscuit malty goodness.

I hope these guys continue to do well and create a strong prescience among local guys who brew great lagers.

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Rhin’Ofest from Lost Rhino Brewing Company
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