Karbachtoberfest | Karbach Brewing Co.

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3.6/5
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187 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karbach Brewing Co.
Texas, United States
karbachbrewing.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by champ103 on 09-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,668
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
187
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
51
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 187 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of russpowell
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent gold with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Zero head retention & grassyness

S: Grassyness, pears, some bready notes

T: Sweet breadynotes, dryness, a little bit of grassyness & pear up front. a lot of grassyness & dryness, some green apple skin, plus a a little bready sweetness as this this warms. Finishes dry & grassy, with more green apple peel, just a little grainy sweetness

MF: Medium body, fairly vigirous carbonation, smooths out as it warms

Decent, not great O'fest. Drinkable enough

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into Duvel tulip. Most F.U.N. By 111518 stamped on bottom of can.

Appearance - Pours large offwhite pancake batter head with moderate-low retention and slight lacing. Clear deep gold body and slight carbonation. 4

Smell - Pleasantly spicy corn and even some mild alcohol peeking through. 4

Taste - Spice and corn and a hint of cardboard. Thankfully the spice covers up or balances out any of the otherwise off characters. 4

Mouthfeel - Spicy, effervecent up front but turns thin and astringent in the finish. Actually a bit more astringent than what you'd expect in style. 3.25

Overall - Not the easiest to drink Marzen beer, but the bit of spice it has keeps it interesting. 3.5

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of bromannrn
4.45/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cizoc
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tiitomireles
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of win007
4.6/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If I tasted this blind, I would have guessed it was from Germany. Many of the US based Marzens seem to have too much bitter caramel to them. This has a good balance. My favorite thus far this October.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark anber witb a decent, fading head. Lightly fruity smell, which pairs well with tbe brew's nedium bodied, floral malt flavor. It has a touch of the roasted, biscuit flavor I expect from an Oktoberfest beer, but really it reminds me of a toasted Kolsch. A surprising flavor that pushes to the front, is a fragrant vanilla note. Interesting brew. As a Marzen, hmmm, but as a beer, quite interesting.

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Photo of animal69
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.46/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Karbachtoberfest has a thick, frothy, ivory head of foam, which dies away, quickly, a clear, gold-orange-amber appearance, and minimal glass lacing. Aroma is of spicy, brown bread crust, and the flavor is of spicy & sweet brown bread, with some underlying touch of syrup and a dash of lemon. Mouthfeel is medium, and Karbachtoberfest finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT

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Photo of jkn09
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pens1967
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Longhorn08
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good but no it top tier. Some unexpected sourness/ bitterness.

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Photo of DesertFox24
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SicemWT
3.19/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dshansen1184
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnDee
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Somewhat pale reddish amber with a medium off-white head. Good flavor, mostly well balanced but very slightly on the bitter side. A little more carbonation than some other Okterberfest beers. Light to medium bodied. Good, but not my favorite.

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Photo of sd123
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Karbachtoberfest from Karbach Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 187 ratings