Sweetwater Dank Tank Danktoberfest | SweetWater Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
51 Ratings
Sweetwater Dank Tank DanktoberfestSweetwater Dank Tank Danktoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
sweetwaterbrew.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Kromes on 10-05-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
9.79%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
4
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 17
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4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An overhopped, double-ish marzen -- excellent! Pours a mostly clear reddish orange with thin tan colored head. Smell: spicy, grassy and citric notes, toasted yeasty bread, slightly nutty, caramel, brown sugar, dates. Taste: big caramel sugariness is quickly cut by a serious spicy and resinous hopping, with some date, bready, cherry, and earthy hits in the back. This is all kinds of good.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 22oz bottle picked up at Green's on Buford Hwy in October, 2012

A - A bronze, auburn red color. 1 finger of head and a good amount of lace left on the side of the glass. Looks like a caramel. Little clarity. Good looking

S - Sweet aroma, caramel, and alcohol. Not a light brew, that is for sure.

T - Sweetness, caramel. Huge hoppy kick in the aftertaste.

M - Medium to full bodied. Highly carbonated. Sizzles in your mouth.

O - An excellent, hoppy take on the Ocktoberfest German style brew. As all good Dank tanks do, the hops are in your face, but still true to the style. Better than really any other Octoberfests I have had (not my favorite style). Excellent!

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of rajendra82
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber colored body was clear, and the head that formed was well proportioned at two fingers thick. The aroma was a nice malty smell reminding me of toffee, and caramel apples. The taste was a bit more concentrated than the typical Oktoberfest beer, which is to be anticipated considering the strength. The toasted malts and clean lager character were spot on. There a spicy hop presence in the finish, which was quite a bit of a departure from the style.

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4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured light brown with a 1 finger head and a little bit of lacing on the glass.

Sweet aroma with little yeast funk.

Big malt flavor. Sweet with just enough balance from the hops. Slight heat from the alcohol on the finish. Really nice flavor.

Mouthfeel was medium with good carbonation.

Overall this is a great beer. An easy to drink bomber.

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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 1/2 liter stein a deep bronze colro with a thick creamy slightly off white head that never really settled,a great pour.Aromas of caramel and sweet dough,not as big and alcoholic as I thought it would be.Somewhat sweet at first on the palate but it never gets to big,somewhat doughy with a light shot of herbal hops in the finish,again the alcohol is kept in check.A good "imperial" style O-fest beer,not overly sweet or alcoholic,the label was a little annoying though.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber color with a thick tan colored head that dies down to a thin line of bubbles. Leaves webbed lacing on the glass. You can just smell the toasted malt behind the fresh cut grass aroma from the hop.

Flavors are mostly sweet toasted grain and caramel malt with a bit of honey. I was surprised that the malt would come through based on the big hop aroma. Not saying that the hop flavor isn't present, beacause it is in full effect. The hop starts out grassy and finishes with a bitter bite. Usually you have a sweet finish to an Oktoberfest, but the amount of bitterness in this finish erases a lot of the sweetness and leaves a nice toasted grain flavor. Feel is Medium bodied and smooth with a dry, bitter finish. The sweetness starts to really show through after your tongue acclimates itself and the hop assault on your tastebuds wears off.

This is my favorite time of year. The weather is perfect, football has started, bratwurst, sauerbraten, rouladen, pretzels...and the beer is flowing. I really like this beer, it is unique, sweet, tasty, hoppy, and then gives you the bitterness in the finish with just the right amount of sweetness, making you want to take another sip. I wouldn't go as far to say it is sessionable at 8.5%, but it's pretty damn close.

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3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date

Semi-clear tawny hued brew, decent lacing. Huge malty aroma screams Doppelbock, sweet and bready with some clean alcohol. Smooth and creamy with a brawny body, malt bomb drops on the palate right away. Bready, grainy, dried hay, herbal, spicy, peppery alcohol, faint fig, nugat, faintly biscuity.

A bit drinkable for the size and grows on me with each sip. A dig this brew.

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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a tulip. Imperial Oktoberfest with a slightly amusing story on the bottle of a drunk German brewer.

A: Translucent copper in color. Half-finger tan head that recedes to a light lacing ring with frothy cap. Some carbonation bubbles.

S: Sweet Munich malt and that light grainy aroma that's traditional of the style.

T: Flavors are really solid and diverse. Malts are there with a rich caramel and biscuity taste, hops are present in the earthy spices notes, and that classic grainy aftertaste.

M: This is really the only place I can tell the higher alcohol content of the beer. It's simply bigger in body than its little brothers. Not overbearing or cumbersome tho. Just not quite crisp.

O: I usually don't care for imperial styles of classic traditional beers, but Sweetwater does a pretty good job here. Very drinkable and enjoyable beer for the season.

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3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Strong aroma is malty with a woody hint and a touch of nutmeg. Pours a beautiful clear mahogany with a fairly thick light wheat head. Rich, malty flavor has subtle hoppy, earthy and caramel tones and a nutty hint. Texture is a little bit "dirty" (seems to have a little fine dust) and has good body and fizz. Prosit for Oktoberfest!

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3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Jackie O's tulip...

A. Pours a very hazy burnt orange with a substantial finger and a half of creamy, fluffy head. Lacing is excellent. Retention is very good. Slightly cloudy for style, but this just popped out of the fridge so it could be chill haze. Classic looking Octoberfest here.

S. It has a clean bouquet, a mix of toasted barley, ripe fruit, caramel, floral hops, and some alcohol notes. Smells just a little "wetter" and heavier than a traditional Ocktoberfest, though this is an amped up version so I suppose that makes sense. Good.

T. Hmmmm, interesting. Very caramel and fruit forward. Malts shine strongest with waves of toasted barley, apple, pear, some grape, and plenty of caramel. Hops aren't immediately apparent...the bitterness I detect comes mainly from the alcohol, which is prevalent and somewhat burning. A lot of yeast as well gives this a borderline honey wheat-bread quality, with plenty of residual sugar balancing out the butteriness. This beer drinks much like a tripel or quad, with some classic apple and pear notes and a lot of yeast. Pretty good, but sweetness is dialed up perhaps a bit too much.

M. Thick and creamy. Carbonation is moderate. A very sweet beer.

O. I'm torn because this doesn't remind me too much of an Oktoberfest, more like a Belgian tripel or quad in a lot of respects. That said, as a beer it is pretty tasty and, while I wouldn't want to have a lot of this on any given night, I would certainly revisit in the future. An interesting creation from a brewery that specializes in them, Sweetwater Danktoberfest is a solid accomplishment.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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Sweetwater Dank Tank Danktoberfest from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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