Oktoberfest Beer | Susquehanna Brewing Company

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Oktoberfest BeerOktoberfest Beer

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Susquehanna Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by undeadozzy on 09-08-2012

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Photo of ripocceschi
1.12/5  rDev -66.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Clearly I haven't learned my lesson with this brewery but this time I did ask for a sample instead of paying for a whole pint I took a fist sip and was thrown back by a intense alcohol burn from this beer I couldn't even pick up on any other notes that could have been associated with this brew but if you don't believe me and think I'm just bashing the brewery believe the other reviews and try it out you most likely can go enjoy your self a better ocktoberfest brew

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.63/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of tdm168
3.69/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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2.89/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A. The color is a rich dark brown, mahogany with a tiny cream colored head that last only for a second. Virtually no lacing also.

S. The aroma is very weak. You get a little mocha mixed with yeast.

T. The taste is just as weak. But it's reversed from the aroma. More yeasty with a little mocha at the end.

M. It feels decent. Not a very heavy beer but is filling.

O. Overall I would say this is a bland beer. There are much better fall iterations so this could probably be looked over easily.

Served in recommended glass.

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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3.04/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.24/5  rDev -2.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +42.6%

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3.48/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of undeadozzy
3.56/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured a deep copper color with lots of carbonation and a thick foamy head. Head left some lacing on the glass, but it all but disappeared later on.

S - Picking up some huge toasty bready scents. Smells like warm toast with honey drizzled over it. Very cozy feel from the smell, definitely getting an Oktoberfest vibe from it so far.

T - Enormous caramel and toffee flavors. The things I smelled are almost impossible to pick up on with all of this flavor. Definitely a good tasting beer, but I wish it tasted more like the warm bread and honey it has on the nose.

M - Very odd mouthfeel. It's thin, but very thick at the same time too. Leaves me intrigued.

O - Not bad for their first Oktoberfest style beer. It can only get better with time. A decent beer overall with a good drinkability despite being so damn heavy and sweet. Can't wait to see what they do next year.

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

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1.5/5  rDev -55%

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4/5  rDev +20.1%

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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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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