Octoberfest (Märzen-Style) Lager
Abita Brewing Co.

Octoberfest (Märzen-Style) LagerOctoberfest (Märzen-Style) Lager
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Style:
Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #546
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
79
Ranked #47,341
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 13.58%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
223
From:
Abita Brewing Co.
 
Louisiana, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  57
SCORE
79
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Octoberfest (Märzen-Style) LagerOctoberfest (Märzen-Style) Lager
Notes: This full bodied malty lager has a copper color and is hopped and dry hopped with German Hallertau hops giving it a pleasant, spicy hop aroma that's just right for the season. 24 IBU Color 12 SRM.

2014 GABF Bronze Medal (German-Style Marzen)
Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 223 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Boone757:
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Boone757 from Virginia

3.08/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sep 05, 2016
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ThisWangsChung from Maryland

2.86/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a wine glass (An Oktoberfest in late November? In a wine glass? MADNESS!)

Appearance: Pours a copper color. The head is a finger high, with an off-white shade and nice consistency in its texture. Retention is pretty solid, as well. A ring of lacing is left on the glass. (3.5)

Smell: Mild notes of caramel and bread appear. It seems to be slightly hoppier than the average marzen - and honestly, I like that. Like many Abita beers, it hits the basics of the style well enough without being as intense as it could or should be. (3)

Taste: As the nose suggested, it's slightly hoppier than many fest beers. Here, it's a double-edged sword - its initial bite is pleasant, but morphs into a slight harshness (thanks to the intense carbonation, it seems almost carbonic). The caramel-laden maltiness is subdued throughout. All in all, it's too mild tasting throughout. (2.75)

Mouthfeel: In terms of lightness and drinkability, this beer does well - most Abita beers tend to. It's very well carbonated, as expected. I'd even call it somewhat harsh. But hey, it's drinkable, right? (2.75)

Overall: As a marzen, it's just too weak to be a good example of the style. Having said that, it's not without redeeming qualities: it's nicely hoppy and *very* easy to drink. Still, I'd rather drink other examples of the style. (2.75)

2.84/5: Not my favorite fest beer

Nov 26, 2014
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Spaten454 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 23, 2018
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Chucker17 from South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Nov 26, 2014
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KYGunner from Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Light hop, biscuit and toffee nut nose. Malty, nutty, grainy, biscuit and tea leaf flavor but it's washed away in a harsh, carbonated bite. Certainly feels like a lager but is absent of the caramel, toffee sweetness of an Oktoberfest.

Nov 07, 2014
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tbryan5 from Louisiana

3.47/5  rDev +0.3%

Dec 02, 2014
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Lukebell15 from Texas

3.24/5  rDev -6.4%

Oct 11, 2014
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cantak from Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3

Sep 12, 2015
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Sep 19, 2015
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CraftBeerGuild from Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Nov 13, 2014
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Thirstygoat from Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.3%

Oct 18, 2014
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BortVern from Georgia

4.71/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Scratch your Octoberfest itch with this crisp copper selection that brilliantly passes itself as a Munich native. A soft nose transforms into a malty flavorful mouthfeel with a slight bitter finish. Slight lacing lines the glass and the foam quickly dissipates allowing one to sip or consume quickly.

Sep 04, 2016
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ColdWaffles from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Oct 18, 2014
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6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Oct 30, 2014
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zaraspook from Illinois

3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nov 26, 2015
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cliff1066 from Virginia

3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 07, 2017
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mrcraft from California

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 04, 2015
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Jonbw from Mississippi

3.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nov 12, 2016
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Lewdd from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Oct 10, 2014
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StArnoldFan from Texas

3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 02, 2015
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TokyoCO from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aug 24, 2015
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Goosehunter75 from Missouri

3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 11, 2015
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fosters9 from New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sep 20, 2015
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Dr_Bahmbay13 from Michigan

3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 05, 2015
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jjarreau from Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Nov 04, 2014
Octoberfest (Märzen-Style) Lager from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 223 ratings