Oktoberface | Solemn Oath Brewery

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Solemn Oath Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by TMoney2591 on 09-23-2012

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 29
Photo of PhillyStyle
2.93/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The problem with this beer was that it was completely over-hopped and a little too boozy for the style. The color of the beer was right for the style, but that was about where the similarities ended.

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Photo of Barnoloid
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A typically well made spin on a classic style by Solemn Oath. Not content to go down the regular Oktoberfest route they give this beer a bold hopping to keep things lively and interesting.

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Photo of Treebs
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on draft at the Solemn Oath beer dinner at Wild Monk. Served in a snifter.

A: Pours a copper and ruby combination with a thick, off-white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap and thick ring that leave some sticky sheets of lace.

S: Light lagery yeast with some bread crust malts and a touch of zest and spice. Very light hopping in the periphery. Pretty standard.

T: More of the same from the nose. Definite lager yeast with some heavier bread crust malts and the same zesty spices as the nose. The hops play a little more part here with nice earthiness and greenness.

M: Medium bodied, a tad heftier than a normal marzen, but still solid all around with some nice, medium level carbonation.

O: Pretty standard for the style. The hopping adds a nice little touch in the taste, but it doesn't really distinguish it from any other marzen style.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at Jak's Tap.

Happening upon a new O-Fest from a sorta-local brewery whilst visiting a bar for the first time: priceless. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset copper topped by a half-finger of glowing off-cream foam. The nose comprises rye bread, orange zest and peel, and light toffee. The taste holds notes of caramel-y orange zest, a touch of biscuit, and a distinct dosing of rye spice. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a fairly smooth feel, and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, an all-around solid O-Fest, though nothing really all that outstanding.

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Oktoberface from Solemn Oath Brewery
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