BJ's Octoberfest | BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Florida, United States
bjsrestaurants.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by nickfl on 11-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
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2
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3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

'Tis the season... for ghosts & goblins, for fall beer festivals, for harvesting the summer's bounty... and for drinking Octoberfest beer! BJ's self-titled beer catches the essence of those German varieties with a sweeter and rounded tone.

Light copper, amber and nearly orange, the bright lager glows while a toasty, sweet grain scent garners steam. A hint of herbal hop, a floral pass and a hint of honey greets the nose. Flavors of light bread crust, honey, cashew and granola carry a sweeter and grainy balance to start.

With little development across the middle an sense of simple syrup, off-caramel, honey and soft elegant nuttiness washes the tongue with malt, only with a mild minty-hop balance that takes the shape of mild grassiness, peppery bitterness and a light lemongrass linger.

Finishing semi-dry, medium-bodied and refreshing for fall, the malt-centric taste settles in with bratwurst, potato dumplings and German chocolate.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BJ's Octoberfest | BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Served on tap at the North Canton, OH location, this beer's head is 2 fingers thick, with lateral lacing, and a medium amber body.

I smell honey biscuit and toasted malts.

Tastes very similar to the smell, with a mild hop zing arriving mid-palate.

The mouthfeel is medium with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll rate BJ's Octoberfest | BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse with a 4.5. Like the others have said, this is lacking depth with the malts. Otherwise, this would be a top-notch Märzen.

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3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.84/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.7/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap in Allen, Texas. (I couldn't find another listing for this beer so I posted the review here).

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. I get a lot of sweet grain for an aroma, with not too much else going on. The flavor is similar. The grain and malt notes are very sweet. I also get some grass and a bit of a metallic quality. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This one missed the mark.

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BJ's Octoberfest from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
3.59 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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