Oktüberfest | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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65 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
tiredhands.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Rifugium on 10-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of RobertColianni
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Tired Hands Fermentaria in Ardmore, PA.

This one pours a nice amber, mostly clear, with a small white/brown head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like caramel, toffee, lightly grassy hops, yams, and brown sugar toast. Definitely doesn't smell traditional- of course not.

This doesn't really feel much like an Oktoberfest-style beer, as expected. It does succeed as a nice sweet-potato accented brown ale, or something like that. There's a nice bready and caramelly malt backbone, with some brown sugar. The sweet potato flavor isn't dominant, but a nice earthy and slightly sweet way to accent the good base beer.

This is medium bodied, slightly creamy, with a good level of carbonation.

Though this is barely a representation of the style, it's still a fun beer.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light copper with a big light tan head and superb lacing. Notes of yam, light caramel, sweet bread, light flower and spice. Super creamy feel, lightly carbed, soft and slightly dry. A superbly executed and different from the traditional marzen.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of illeagle05
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of philbe311
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grimey68
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ultimate
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spreetaper
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Fermenteria.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this growler with me enjoyed chilled from a teku.

The color is deep amber bordering on bronze with mild haze and thin white. the smell has a lot of malt with a a slight vegatal smell with a light caramel and subtle herbal aroma and light yeast hint. The feel is moderately bitter with some subtle sweetness medium low carbonation and light spice with a mild alcohol element with a mostly dry finish.

The flavor is very good with a nice toasted maltiness with light yeast element and gentle caramel accent with a hint of hop flavor which has an herbal taste. The malt flavor and yeast combine in a way to express a genuine german lager yet a little stronger than average. The overall impression is a delicious yam beer that happens to be an oktberfest too.

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Photo of ArtZan
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rydev24
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacobob10
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap @ Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA.

Deep amber color with a one-finger head. Mild aroma of toasted bready malts with a hint of sweet potatoes. Smooth malty flavor with the sweet potatoes really coming through. Medium bodied and nice balance in the finish. Blurs the lines between a vegetable beer and Oktoberfest but it totally works.

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Photo of salthemonster
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolfy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Oktüberfest from Tired Hands Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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