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Octoberfest | BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Arizona, United States
bjsrestaurants.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This traditional seasonal lager has a malty, toasty character with a mild hop bitterness in the finish. Amber in color, medium-bodied and very smooth from a long lagering process.

Added by AtLagerHeads on 11-02-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,610
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
38
pDev:
9.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
Gots:
6
Trade:
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by beerguy101:
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3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at the Newark Ca location on 10/11/2010. The marzen pours a medium orange gold color. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet with a bunch of ice tea. A medium bodied October fest beer. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are herbal. Decent carbonation. A little on the sweet side and the bready malts seem a little subdued. A touch of orange at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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Photo of MiScusi
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Rancho Cucamonga, CA location. Poured a very nice typical clear burnt orange. The smell was lagerish and of toasted malts. The taste was a very toasty type of malt at the start which then shifted into a caramel sweetness. At the mid point these combine and create an almost off flavor but also one that is pleasant... kind of like how funkiness of some Belgians works for their respective style. Pretty good oktoberfest,.... nice strong taste and very malty.

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3.12/5  rDev -10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.96/5  rDev +13.5%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This one came to the table and actually still had some thin off-white head on it. Fades to a nice film and collar.

Served a bit cold, but has scents of caramel, sweet malts and floral hops. All discernable, which is pretty exciting.

Sweet, nutty, malty flavor. Some roastyness. Generous floral hops balance this brew out nicely. A bit thin and a touch too sweet, but this is not a bad beer at all.

I could drink another...and maybe even another after that!

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kips
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jasonjlewis
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was given the beer and it didn't have much head, but that is the pourer's fault. The lacing was decent and the color was a perfect amber.

Smell took on a caramel and toasty malt characteristic. It was a little faint though.

The taste took on what the nose suggested. There is just enough hop bitterness to balance to caramel and toasty malts making this beer fairly simple and easy to drink. The only thing I didn't care for was the amount of malt. I like my oktoberfests to be fuller and maltier. These characteristics transfer to the mouthfeel and drinkability.

This beer doesn't set it's self apart from other oktoberfests. It's just a typical decently done oktoberfest.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikeg67
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at BJ’s in Houston (Brewed by St Arnolds). Pours orange with a white, short lived, foamy head. Aroma is of caramel malt and hints of hops. Medium, crisp body. Taste is herbal, earthy hops up front followed by toasted malt and caramel. Long, bitter finish. Nicely done Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Gavage
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: light orange in color with a 2" head. Light lacing develops.

Smell: very little aroma, as only some caramel sweetness comes through.

Taste: caramel, mild bitterness, some soft fruit sweetness, and a hint of nuttiness are the main flavor components.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. Medium bodied. Aftertaste lingers a while.

Drinkability: easy to drink this one. This one will hit the spot if you are looking for an oktoberfest.

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3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HazardousBrewer
3.28/5  rDev -6%

Photo of sunsjammer
3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on tap at Peoria, AZ BJ's

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Photo of Kamahl16
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noooddle
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An orangish amber with good head development and lacing. The nose is caramel malty with some nice spice hopping sesne. Good rcih flavoring with malt sweetness contained nicely by the hopping. The feel is medium with a decently crisp finish. Very drinkable beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of videofrog
4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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Octoberfest from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 38 ratings
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