Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Oktoberfest | Amos Howard's Brew Pub

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
3 Ratings

Brewed by:
Amos Howard's Brew Pub
North Carolina, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Enola on 09-14-2006

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of mikesgroove
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled on tap at the Brewgrass festival in Asheville, North Carolina. Consumed on 09/20/2008 and reviewed from notes taken at the time.

Grabbed this one at the tent as I was walking past. The pour was decent with a reddish tinted amber color taking the front and center. Decent clarity here with a good bit of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass. This all converged in a nice head of about a half an inch that faded very quickly, leaving virtually nothing behind in its wake.

The aroma was light, pleasing in a way, with some light spiciness coming through on top of an earthy, and caramel like malt profile. Some light grains coming through now as well. Light vinous hops are mixing in, but nowhere near dominant. The flavor on this was light, but what was there was very nice. Caramel malts with hints of all spice and a touch of grain. Very earthy with the hop profile coming across almost as leafy. Quick, cleansing finish was sharp and clean, with a good light bodied ale and more then adequate carbonation it was an easy session beer.

Overall I have to say not bad, nothing brilliant here, but really nothing bad to say about it at all. I would have no issue with trying this one again any day, it was as solid as they come.

 1,252 characters

Photo of wcudwight
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Amos Howard's Brew Pub
Presentation was in a 20oz pint glass.
Color was a ruby red with some orange highlights mixed in.
Modest head with modest retention. Lightly laced.
Taste was malty with some mild spiciness. Had the Octoberfest flavors but they were milder than some others of the same style. Reminded me a lot of their Ruby Lager with some mild spiciness.
Mouthfeel was medium bodied.
Drinkability was fair, but after a couple you would probably want to move on to something else.
Overall not a bad beer, but not one of their best offerings.

 568 characters

Photo of Enola
3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a bright orange. There was little head and no lacing in the glass. The smell was faint spice. The taste was spice and cinnamon and some other flavors. The mouthfeel was a little better when the beer was cool. As it warmed the spice left quite a tingling burn in the aftertaste. The drinkability was fair. I finished one pint with relative ease but I think multiple pints would be a little much. Overall, a fair beer to welcome autumn with.

 452 characters

Oktoberfest from Amos Howard's Brew Pub
Beer rating: 3.34 out of 5 with 3 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.