Oktoberfest | Lazy Monk Brewing

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Brewed by:
Lazy Monk Brewing
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by ChimRichels on 10-07-2011

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by ChimRichels:
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3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a wonderfully vibrant crystal-clear medley of bronze/orange/ruby with a one finger cream/beige head that fizzles to nothing fairly quickly.

S - Smell is quite nutty, along with some raw bread dough. Caramel/toffee is in there somewhere. If I dig deep I find some interesting notes of allspice and cinnamon.

T - Taste is nutty, and pretty much matches the aroma. very malt-forward, little to no hops detectable as is to be expected in a Bavarian Marzen. Some sweet fruits lurking in the finish. Actually tastes quite a bit better than I was expecting.

M - mild carbonation leads to a smooth body, allowing the rich flavors to coat the tongue amply

O - A delicious Oktoberfest that is dangerously drinkable, very on-point for the style.

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Photo of deebo
2/5  rDev -45.4%

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5/5  rDev +36.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hinemk76
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of cheeseheadinMinneapolis
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of cervezango
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of soze47
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear Amber color. The head is white, 1 finger, frothy, but retention not the best. There is decent lacing on the glass.
The nose is slightly toasty, and malty. The aroma is slight.
Taste is slightly smoky up front. Some sweetness. Some maltiness.
Body is moderate. Some carbonation going down.
This is a good Oktoberfest/ Marzen. Well balanced.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Oktoberfest pours a darker golden color with a nice head. There isn't much of an aroma, carmalized malts come through, nothing different from any other Marzen. There is a nice spicy malty taste. Good full flavor, and easy to drink. Overall this is a solid Marzen beer, good full body, and strong taste.

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Photo of JeffSK
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ottoj55
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Everyone is brewing a marzen these days, the exception to Lazy Monk's beer is the very European take on it. It pours a nice golden color with strong malt aromas. The hops are subdued on the nose, but very much in balance with the malt flavors. The beer could stand for a longer aging time and tastes a little green. Talking to the bartender in the tasting room it sounds like the brewery has a two to four week production time for each brew.

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Oktoberfest from Lazy Monk Brewing
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 15 ratings
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