Augtoberfest Fest Bier | Foolproof Brewing Company

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Foolproof Brewing Company
Rhode Island, United States

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

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Added by jhartley on 07-30-2014

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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by tim21983:
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4/5  rDev +12%

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Photo of MikeC144
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Rejis
2.55/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of brother_rebus
2.69/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Fruity munich malts make a molassesy mucked up mess.

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Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of andrew8626
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of renaveg
3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.24/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a burnt to ruddy orange brown color with a soft one finger white foamy head that dissipated within appropriately. A light rim of white lacing glazes around the glass nicely. The smell starts off with a delicate toast, toffee and caramel malts running into a light earthy spice. I don’t mind it for me but its a little different. The taste was moderately earthy sweet with the spice coming in trying to make an effort to balance. It gets a little grassy in the aftertaste and almost tobacco-like leading into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fine for the style and for me. That tobacco-like substance along with the earthiness makes up the feel along my tongue. Overall, its not a bad Oktoberfest, just a bit different.

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Photo of JessBrittingham
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nyrblue2
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
4.01/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 16 oz. can. Sampled on August 23, 2015.

A mahogany amber pour under a long lasting off-white head. Nice clarity.

The aroma is malty and nutty like a Brown Ale.

The body is medium to better than medium.

A nice malt sweetness to start and maybe a little brown sugar. Then there is a bitter earthy or resiny finish.

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Photo of WhatsHoppenin
2.37/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Purchased a 4 pack today. Nice amber color, smell was a bit sweet, malty which I liked, but also earthy which I thought a bit odd. 1/2" or so of foamy head. It looked the part sitting in the glass, so I was eager to taste it. But that's where it all went wrong. Mouth feel was OK, but the taste was vegetal, earthy, almost plant-like. I didn't get any of the sweet malt on the nose, nor any hops. A metallic aftertaste certainly didn't help. Very disappointed with the taste. Did not finish the can, wife did not care for it either. We cracked a 2nd can to compare, in case that can was spoiled for some reason. Nope, just more of the same. I will look to give away the 2 remaining cans. Personally think they missed the mark badly on this one. It takes a lot for me to dump *two* beers. The Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest I had just this weekend is leaps and bounds better than this Foolproof offering.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish-amber color with a 1 finger off-white head.

The smell is all malt, with some very faint caramel notes. A bit on the nutty side of things.

The taste is full on nut-bomb. Honestly I thought I was drinking a nut brown ale at first. Lots of almonds and roasted pecans, followed by the more subtle caramel notes. There's also a bit of hoppiness on the back end which gives the taste some much needed balance.

The feel is light to medium-bodied with no alcohol to be found.

Overall, a solid representation of the style, but nothing mindblowing. I do enjoy the nutty character however I feel it was a bit overdone on this beer.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - Amber/orange body with a small head and medium lacing.
S - Caramel malts, toffee and dark bread.
T - Sweet malt at first which then transitions to some spicy pepper like rye or actual peppercorns. Aftertaste lingers.
M -Medium to thick body with medium to low carb.
O - I expected this to be a "light" oktoberfest. One that that you could enjoy towards the end of the summer. No this is a full on marzen. One that I would probably appreciate more with the colder weather but not in August.

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Photo of tekstr1der
2.28/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Outrageously overactive carbonation made the damn-near impossible to pour - massive frothy head. Aroma is heavily metallic, masking all else. Flavor is disappointingly the same - heavy metal and overcarbonation. This stuff is awful.

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Photo of BeerMeister8
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 9/8/2014 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a very dark coppery red color, with a large dense off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, lager yeast, fruit, honey and some hops.

T: The taste starts out very bready with lager yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of caramel, honey and some fruit. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sweet.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a nice O-fest beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits/Sturbridge.

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 1/4" beige head over the slightly cloudy burgundy brown brew. Head is fleeting, down to a skim pretty quickly, with leggy sporadic lacing. Aroma is subdued and malty.

Taste is nutty and grain husks upfront, a peek of fruit in the middle, then a balanced close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is pretty good. Could be a bit more hoppy, but a nice fest brew overall.

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stidge77
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of jlindros
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark caramel chestnut brown murky color, very dark, decent but smaller fizzy creamy head fades at a med pace with nice messy lacing.

Nose of sweet like malts but not the candy or syrup or even caramel, mild toasty, some darker brown like malts. As it warms the brown sugar and caramel finally kicks in, fair fruitiness from the lager, faint biscuity toffee and faint grassy hop.

Taste brings lots of malts again, toasty brown malts, with mild brown sugar, plenty of caramel and mild toffee, even a touch nutty, with a juicy reddish malt center. Then herbal spicy hops kick in, grassy leafy like too, fair bitterness. Soft lager feel, with mild lager fruity flavours and it gets a little yeasty. Finish dries slight crisp, gets quite bitter with a big long spicy earthy hop finish, little sticky malt which attempts to wash over with sweet caramel and reddish malts but gets chased away by the bitter earthy herbal hops.

Mouth is med bod, mild soft crisp lager, decent carb.

Overall ok, not really an Oktoberfest but don't thing it's trying to be, more like an American brown ale with the caramel and reddish toasty and brown malts as well as American spicy grassy earthy hops, but done with a lager yeast. Pretty enjoyable but the bitterness gets a bit nagging, and sticky finish seems to fight with the attempt dryness and crispness to leave a weird feeling too.3

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Photo of smcolw
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber color and close to clear. Small head but it leaves lots of rings for lace.

Starts as a combination of paler malts and modest hop. I then get a whiff of spent grains and a touch of caramel.

Lots of dryer caramel and white pepper hop. Earthy, mid-taste. Thick body with minimum of carbonation. The aftertaste is very bitter.

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Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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