Oaktober | Karben4 Brewing

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BA SCORE
82.1%
Liked This Beer
4.17 w/ 39 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karben4 Brewing
Wisconsin, United States
karben4.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This ale, fermented at near-lager temperatures, is an attempt to capture that magic in a glass. Soft toffee notes are wrapped up in a blanket of flavors of fresh baked bread. The whole experience is accented with a pleasant and subtle woodsy experience provided by a whiskey-soaked blend of French and American oak.

Added by Ri0 on 09-24-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,178
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
39
Liked:
32
Avg:
4.17/5
pDev:
11.75%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Photo of Ri0
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap into a snifter at the brewery.

A - Light hazelnut brown with highlights of amber and a thin tan head. Some lacing.

S - A very pleasant aroma. There is a subtle sweetness of caramel, toffee, toasted malts. There are hints of wood and brown sugar.

T - A wonderful blend of toasted malt and sweetness. Caramel, toffee, and some dark brown sugar with a bit of wood. Brown bread and maybe some molasses and candied sugar. I can't tell you just how tasty this is. It is unlike any Oktoberfest I have ever had. The suspended oak wood soaked in whiskey inside the tank gave it a very unique flavor.

M - Smooth, rich, and medium bodied. It was velvety and had a slight creamy feel.

O - I was really surprised by this beer. It was such a different take on a classic style. I can't stop thinking about how much I enjoyed it. Hopefully it will be brewed every year. Excellent work by the guys at K4!

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark amber with some deep mahogany tones and a 1 finger off white foamy head that has really good retention.

Smell has a great oak presence upfront along with some really nice fruity esters, mainly pear and apple. This fade into a deep sweet and smokey caramel malt. Really complex for an Octoberfest.

Taste has some more pear and fruity esters upfront that fade into a very light caramel sweetness and doughy grain. Smoke is more mild then the nose And awesome oak flavors come in at the finish and bring everything together.

Mouthfeel has moderately high carbonation with a light crisp feel and a dry finish. Everything you would expect with an Octoberfest.

Overall this has been the best Octoberfest I have had yet. I never understood why I kept trying this style when it had yet to woo me but I have found the answer. All is right with the world.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Great Beer!

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Sweeter than the breast milk of a Cambodian immigrant;)

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Oaktober from Karben4 Brewing
Beer rating: 82.1% out of 100 with 39 ratings
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