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Oktoberfest Beer | Susquehanna Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by BeerForMuscle:
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3.69/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.32/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.4/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.38/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 50marathons
3.24/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice light copper color. First few sips were a little metallic but I warmed up to it. Great carbonation.

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Photo of Brew_ski
3.81/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bankboy66
3.67/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice color and smell. A bit malty. Good feel. Pretty standard for the style. Not bad at all.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.96/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Susquehanna Brewing Co. Oktoberfest
12 oz. brown glass bottle, coded "021815"
$1.83 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Appearance: Clear deep copper body. Frothy yellowed antique-white head. Rentention is very good, steadily dropping but maintaining a full surface covering. Lacing could be better.

Aroma: Malty, displaying both golden and dark almost-burnt-sugar caramel. There's some sweet bread crust and a bit of delicate fruitiness. Spicy and softly floral hops. Clean, bright, and inviting.

Taste: The flavor follows the aroma. The malt dominates, but is not overbearing; and it's well-balanced by spicy and grassy/floral/leafy hop flavors. The firm bitterness seems fuller than it probably is due to the spiciness of the hops. It finishes dry, although some malt lingers pleasantly in the aftertaste (as it should).

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a gently bristling, fine-bubbled carbonation.

Overall: It appears they were going for more of a Vienna-style here, and they've certainly nailed it. It's a bit bold in terms of hop flavor, but that makes it stand out from the crowd. Nicely done! Anton would certainly approve.

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5/5  rDev +50.2%

Photo of woodychandler
4.09/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Things are progressing nicely with regard to my ongoing and systematic eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody and the results are noticeable, but it becomes incumbent upon me to drink and review new beers as they become available. I refer to this as "chipping", since it is just odds & sods without any overarching theme, such as brewery and/or style.

From the bottle: "People Beer by Beer People"; "Oktoberfest is a time for celebration. A time to honor beer's rich history and to throw back a few good pints with a few great friends. This beer is our tribute to that notion. Two-row Barley and Crystal Malts provide a deep amber color and slightly toasted flavor. And they're finished off with a slight hop bitterness from Bavarian grown Hallertau Tradition and Perle hops, along with Czech Saaz hops. In other words, it's Oktoberfest through anf through. And that's something we'll always drink to."

I Pop!ped the cap & began a gentle pour, in keeping with my New Year's Resolution and my Lenten denial. Aggro pours from bottles are now (mostly) a thing of the past. An in-glass swirl raised two-plus fingers of foamy, rocky, tawny head with moderate retention. Color was a Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity & deep-amber highlights. Nose was both of treacle and a roasted nuttiness that just seemed to evoke Fall. Sigh. That is my favorite season of the year and I kind of let this one escape me in the mélange. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very malty, more bready than biscuity, with a slight burnt caramel/treacle tang. Mmmm. More interestingly, I also tasted a light milk chocolate presence. It was quite malty, to be sure. Finish was semi-sweet & I hope that I remember to revisit this one come Fall of this year.

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Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.84/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a mug: color is copper, transparent, head is off white and presents 1/2 inch thick; head dissipates to a ring and laces the glass.

Smell is simple malt and crystal/caramel flavors, a touch of toffee.

Taste is also malty, but then has some fairly hoppy cleanup: malt flavors are light bread, some caramel, touch of light malty fruitiness, some yeast flavors as well; Hops are grassy/earthy bitter and lingering.

Mouthfeel is fairly clean, not too sharply bitter though the flavor presents strongly.

Overall, a nice beer, simple flavors compared to some traditional oktoberfest examples, but good malt and clean fermented flavors. Its missing the depth of the munich and/or vienna malts.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Slatetank
4.07/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I tried this from the bottle chilled in a goblet.

The color is brilliant amber bordering on copper with great clarity and thick cream with fine bead and lasting retention with lace that sticks. The smell has a malt forward profiled with mild dried fruit and toast aroma with bready quality and nutty odor. The feel has a good malt texture with mild bitterness and gentle sweetness with a balance of sweetness with moderate carbonation and mostly dry finish.

The taste is very good with a solid malt backing and gently sweet nutty flavor that has a toast quality with German yeast apparent in the back adding a mild fruit element to the lager with slight raisin-like taste with gently sweet finish. Overall this is a solid take on the style and enjoyable with a flavorful malt and yeast which pay tribute to traditional German fests

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2.25/5  rDev -32.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of dacrza1
3.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

DATE: September 28, 2017... OCCASION: relaxing after a return to the fall temperatures and soccer practice... GLASSWARE: Orioles mug... pours an orange amber body, perfect for the style, with a modicum of bubbles floating upward... the head is off-white and quickly thinning to a pencil-thin ring... caramel, candy (toffee?), with a lightly toasted bread malt brings an air of warmth... ginger and clove seem to influence secondary sniffs... hearty... sips with a reasonable liveliness, buzzing at the throat... soft overall, and easily sippable... a bit thin... the malt content here is enjoyable, and there is some floral hop stir here, but overall a quick sipper that actually has some weight for a fest at 6.2%... a beer I would crush at a party or roll with at home, but it lacks some of the depth or dimension of a more flavorful marzen...

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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of cmq103
3.32/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Flight Sample at the Blend Bistro poured into 4 ounce sampler glass. Clear orange in color with a noticeable malt presence in the aroma. Typical Oktoberfest in taste, malty with a hint of lightly sweet caramel. I would have it again, but wouldn't go out of my way to seek it out. There are better renditions out there.

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1.5/5  rDev -55%

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