Ok2berfest | Two Roads Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Roads Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
tworoadsbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Modeled after the classic “Marzenbier” (pronounced “maer-tsen beer”) Octoberfest style that was traditionally the beer served at the Munich Oktoberfest. This is the classic amber lager.

Added by tobelerone on 11-04-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
64
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by maxk:
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber color. Small white head.
Sweet malt aroma. A touch of herbal hops.
Caramel taste, not much else there.
Light-bodied. I thought it was on the thin side.

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at New World Tavern, Plymouth. Pours a clear orange-brown color. Nice mix of breadiness and caramel. Sweet, clean, and sessionable. A very good beer.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the new Local in Branford. Poured into a pint glass, Ok2berfest comes out a darker copper color, clear, with a pillowy white head that has solid retention.

Smell is sweet and malty, caramel and some fruit, hint of yeast. Flavor wise there's a bit of a cloying caramel note first, some grain and bread in the middle, finishes with a touch of hop leaf, slightly bitter.

Good Marzen, but too sweet to be the real deal. If they get it a bit more dry and less sweet I think they could have a winner here, but it's trying to appeal to the masses by being a typical sweet amber lager for the fall.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz. Can

Pours out a clear, deep amber honey color. Fizzy white foam sparks up but fizzles out fast. Totally gone in moments.
A light, bready but sweet amber malty aroma, hints of subtle, green herbal hops underneath. Pretty subtle aroma.
A very light malt dominated flavor, slightly herbal hop balance. A very light and thin effect, not much depth, easy to drink for sure, but also pretty mundane.
The feel is the same, thin, relaxed and prrhaps a bit flat overall. The malt lingers and is slightly slick. Some subtle caramel and earthy greens finish it off.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Two Roads Brewing Co. "Ok2berfest"
16 fl. oz. can, coded "07/30/16" and sampled on 10/12/16
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Ok2berfest pours a clear deep-amber/copper colored body beneath a short head of white foam. The head retention is fair, and it leaves small spots and splashes of lace about the glass.

Smell: Sweetish toasted malt greets you in the nose. It's fresh and clean, and welcoming.

Taste: The gently toasty malt found in the nose is fuller in the flavor, taking on a golden-brown caramel edge. It's also a bit fruity, which I'll assume is coming from Vienna malts. Floral and spicy hops back it, and a firm bitterness balances it and helps bring it to a dry and lightly spicy finish. Some delicately grassy and herbal hop notes emerge in the lingering finish.

Feel: Medium-light in body with a gentle zest from it's standard carbonation.

Overall: About as close as you can get to a perfect Märzen (although I will admit that there are many varying degrees to the style, particularly historically, as per George & Laurie Fix's "Vienna•Märzen•Oktoberfest"). The balance is remarkable, and thusly, its drinkability. It's neither too malty or caramelish, nor bitter or hoppy, and certainly not lacking in any of those areas either. Wunderbar!

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Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GmAn613
2.76/5  rDev -23.3%

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

On tap. Copper that seems to be getting darker with lighter white foam around the top. A light malty nose, vanilla hints. Light bodied all malt flavors, with a touch of chewiness. Woodsy to boot. Pretty good.

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Photo of ChrisChagnon
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of tone77
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a light copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, malty. Tate is malts, green apples, a faint touch of hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but there are much better examples of the style out there.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.36/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

From the can dated 07/29/16. Sampled on October 1, 2016.

The color seemed to be a yellow-orange tone with a big fizzy white head that fades quickly. Busy carbonation.

The aroma has a toasted brad note but there is this odd vegetable oil character mixed in. Maybe the yeast is stepping forward more so. Low to no hop profile.

Light body.

That vegetable oil or cooked vegetable character is more noticeable in the flavor. While I do get a toasty character and a clean, crisp finish I can't get that odd taste out of my mouth. A disappointment from a usually reliable brewery.

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Photo of diamondlie
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of threephase
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of nebula1999
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hockeypuck
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tekstr1der
4.11/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light amber pour with minimal head. Aroma is a nice mix of grains and caramel. Flavor is more of the same but even better - very balanced and ridiculously drinkable. Finish has just enough hop presence to come off clean. Well done for the style.

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

Photo of HermitDan
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PicoPapa
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Pours a brownish amber color with a thin ring of head. No lacing. Malty aroma that is sweet with some caramel and bread. The taste is caramel malts, toffee, bread crusts, and red apple. Malty, toffee finish with an apple finish. Lightly carbonated with a mouthfeel that's a bit light for the style. Overall, meh.

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Photo of sarahfrancesca
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuitarIPA
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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