Licher Oktoberfest | Licher Privatbrauerei

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Licher OktoberfestLicher Oktoberfest

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Licher Privatbrauerei

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by LiquidAmber on 09-26-2013

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Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: pours amber gold with a slight haze under a 1" white foam cap with poor retention.

S: Light German malt, spicy grain, bread crumb and spicy, floral hop aromas rise from the glass. Both hop and malt aromas are medium.

T: The palate starts with big malt flavors, bread crumb and a light malty sweetness with a caramel note. Its seasoned with a German malt and hop spiciness. Malt and hop bitterness are moderate while the levels of toastiness and bread crust are low for the style.

F: medium body and medium high carbonation.

O: This Oktoberfest is a little lighter and sweeter in flavor and slightly more bitter but it works. I knocked it down a little for head retention, the level of caramel and the malt/hop balance.

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Photo of riotontheroad
3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rsquared59
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveRinn
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of RoyFokker
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Jason_Eames
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of tronester
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

A clear orange in color with a thin tan head. Aromas of sweet grain. Taste is sweet malt, followed by some toffee, finishing with a mild grassy bitterness. Average mouthfeel. Overall a very good marzen.

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Photo of jeff96gt
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Fargrow
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Enjoyed on tap. Pours a light, clear straw color with a foamy white head.
The aroma is loaded with sweet malt: biscuit and bread with a hint of caramel.
Tastes quite nice. Malt body followed by a sharp hop bite.
Mouthfeel is about medium.
A good Marzen.

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Photo of OKCNittany
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Samp01
3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden yellow with a short lived medium white head. Aroma and taste of grains and cereal with some grass notes and some mild biscuit malt and light hops. Palate is a medium body with mild carbonation. The finish is somewhat subdued in flavor and aroma, I found this to be more straight lager then Oktoberfest, I did not taste any toasted malt or earthy flavors. Overall that being said a mediocre Oktoberfest.

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Photo of psmithmkt
3.95/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Ciscoed
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Amp
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

09/26/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Exactly what an Oktoberfest should be. Refreshing & robust. On the heavy side for a "masse bier" but damn good for getting in the spirit. Prost.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of ffshore545
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mdavidson
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color with some hints of amber and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving a thin film of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of toasted malts are present in the nose along with notes of herbal hops.
T: The taste very much follows the smell and has flavors of toasted malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness from the hops, and this negates any traces of malty sweetness.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be a very good representation of a German Märzen that was quite easy to drink and true to its style.

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Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Golden orange color in the class with a brief head. Average carbonation to start but it all dissipates. Coarse mouthfeel and then just a slight dribble of bubbles. Eurolager smell with that funky hop note.

A glimmer of malt and caramel to start. Flat flavor of cereal. This has that faintly skunky European hop flavor that you find in typical cheap lagers. Even less pleasant is the somewhat metallic finish. Some bubblegum and burnt toast.

I'm afraid this is just below-average crap beer. To be charitable, it might be less than fresh. I bought the 500 ml bottle at Beverage Warehouse in far west Los Angeles.

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Photo of MKrauss
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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