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
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
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6
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3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.87/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Kamahl16
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mynie
3.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at a location somewhere in Maryland that BA doesn't seem to think exists...

Pours a dark copper, filtered and medium bodied.

Smells malty, medium strength. Toffee and bread, rounded and sweet. A good marzen aroma, but perhaps a bit too timid.

Tastes like it smells: a boilerplate marzen, perhaps a little weak, but no off nodes whatsoever. Frankly, I'd take this over one that was cereal-heavy.

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3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.82/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeccaH
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.12/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.28/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.8/5  rDev +8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.96/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mikeg67
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
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 DM1293
4.08/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a pint of this seasonal brew.

Appearance - Its a really inviting color of a copper-y orange. I thought it was really interesting, I was expecting a brown color.

Smell - bit of malt, bit of hops, but nothing too strong.

Taste - This is good stuff if you like their Jeremiah Red or Red Ales in general. Its got a nice malt taste coupled with a light hop bite riding it. Neither of them take center stage, but they last on the palate for a bit before dissipating without being too bitter or strong. The initial impact is where you get the most flavor. Kind of a light sweetness to it too. Easy drinking.

Mouthfeel - Really clean, but seems to last for a few moments on the palate.

Overall - I like it. Its got a lot going for it, and I can see myself trading their Red Ale for this seasonal drink.

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Octoberfest from BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
3.52 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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