Oktoberfest Beer | Susquehanna Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
sbcbeer.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by undeadozzy on 09-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
18.89%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of woodychandler
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
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 Slatetank
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
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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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.96/5  rDev +10%
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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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
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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Photo of Brew_ski
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SLOTHLIFE
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of tdm168
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bankboy66
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
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 asuburbanman
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of undeadozzy
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
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 -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopWallopguy22
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Lare453
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of podes
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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