Oktoberfest | Big River Grille & Brewing Works

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Big River Grille & Brewing Works
Tennessee, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

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Added by Enola on 10-11-2006

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by ectomorph:
Photo of ectomorph
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber into my Big River Oktoberfest stein. I have had this in the brewpub in years past, but seeing this bottle caught me off guard. Instant impulse buy. :)

A - An aggressive pour yields a crystal clear dark amber body, big carbonation rising from the bottom forms a pillow of off white head that recedes in patches leaving clumps of lace.

S - Faint sweet malt aroma, clean fermentation with a hint of earthy hops in the end. Fresh bread and herbal hops goodness.

T - Sweet caramel with some fruity esters noted initially. Biscuits and honey are nearly balanced by the solid bitterness. This is one malty and smooth Oktoberfest.

M - Medium bodied with ample carbonation and almost a creaminess that is really nice. This beer is not rich by any means, but is not slick or overly dry. Very nice.

D - The definition of high drinkability. All day everyday for a week? No problem...

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Photo of nshorvath
5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of Enola
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer was below average for the style. It was a orange color with a small head. The taste was of pumkin spices. The beer was drinkable but just did not represent the style very good. A fall seasonal that I could drink again but there are better choices at Big River.

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Photo of Washuffizi98
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of CheckmateBrew
3.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stopped in for a drink and dinner and ordered a liter of the Oktoberfest in their large beer stein.

Appearance was a wonderful amber with a 3+ finger golden head. The head lasted several minutes with good lacing, so far so good,

Smell was a bit of a let down. Little to no hops and not a lot going on here. Still it looked darn good.

Had a hard time getting thru the three fingers of head for that first sip. It tasted good after being out in the sun all day, but nothing to really rave about. It is a well balanced low hop beer, exactly what I would expect for a mass market, but I did expect more from an Oktoberfest.

It was well carbonated and I was thirsty. I really cannot say anything bad about this beer

It was cold, I was thirsty and it was very drinkable. Nice for a hot fall afternoon to complement the wrust plate. I would give it a thumbs up, but would not go out of the way to drive down and try it.

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Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boto
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draught in Chattanooga location: this one pours a clear, slightly darker amber color. There was somewhat of a off-white head on it that doesn’t hang around long, but leaves some lacing. The aroma is a hair weak, but has notes of malt, as well as some nuttiness and grassiness to it. The taste is somewhat dry. There is a smokiness to it also. Some caramel malts, but no real sweetness at all. Also some nuttiness. Not bad.

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Photo of ZinFanDave
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Oktoberfest from Big River Grille & Brewing Works
3.5 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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