Rivertowne Oktoberfest | Rivertowne Brewing

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Rivertowne OktoberfestRivertowne Oktoberfest

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Rivertowne Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by woodychandler on 09-10-2014

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beergoot
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear, amber colored body; one-finger thick, lasting head. Toasted grain and honey aroma. Mild, malt flavor; grainy; good hop bitterness. Medium bodied; semi-dry finish.

A decent yet unremarkable beer that generally fills the style guidelines for an Oktoberfest beer. Lacks some depth and is a bit out of whack with balance, being weaker in a good malt flavor yet a bit overly aggressive with the hop bitterness. There is nothing extreme with its flaws, and the beer still goes down easily enough.

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Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of classixIII
4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear dark orange pour, minimal head that stayed for a bit and left a little lacing all the way down. Malty sweet aroma. Smooth feel little carbonation. Mostly malty, followed up by the hops, good flavor and finish. I'll drink more.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had picked this up at The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop for The CANQuest (TM) at a time when there was a long TAT for getting a picture approved. As such, it got relegated into the queue, awaiting the pic's approval (check) and an appropriate moment to Crack! it open (now). Welcome to The CANQuest (TM)!

From the CAN: "Harvesting decades of brewing experience, our brewing team challenged the unique crisp malt highlights with a bountiful [CAN]tribution of hops. Take a moment to swim across the pond and enjoy the celebration! Cheers and thanks, [undersigned] Andrew S. Maxwell Brew Master".

I Crack!ed it open, revealing a brimful craft CAN and a) giving me a little spritz plus b) evincing a little foaming through the vent. I began an inverted Glug, but the foaming action became too intense and I had to back off. The net result was two-plus puffy fingers of French Vanilla-colored head that sat down like a plump woman on a cushion. Usually, the foam dissipates, but in this instance, it fell straight down, leaving some great lacing in its wake. Color was a slightly hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose had the malty sweetness that really is the earmark of the style. My aversion to sweet was part of the reason that I left in in the queue even after the pic's approval. Mouthfeel was medium. I will allow that there was a grassy hoppiness present in the beer, but it was still semi-sweet in total. Finish left me with a lingering maltiness that, were it not for the hops, might have been cloying, in which case I would have been unhappy. It was a good example of the style, but I just could not muster up a whole lot of excitement.

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Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains and hops. Taste is bready malts, surprising hops for the style, tasty and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is good session beer that I could consume all night.

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Photo of JasonL02
3.64/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of datkidtraw
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Great taste. Usually not huge on rivertowne but this was a nice surprise.

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Photo of Yancey82
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Deep orange hue glowing cloudy body looks very attractive paired with a creamy off white head forms chunky speckled lacing across the sides of my glass.

Aroma cereal grains, full of herbal hops that are tamed, I can’t lie this smells great.

Flavor is crisp lagering amber malts cereal grains malt is the start of the show just enough herbal hops to balance out the mix, but it’s really easy to consume pick this up by the case if you like a fall winter lager that’s not killed with caramel malts.

Mouthfeel is perfect even flowing carbonation light to medium bodied lager, with that characteristic crisp finish…I’m a fan.

Overall the type of Oktoberfest I could consume in numbers, I hope to find more of this before it runs dry!

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Rivertowne Oktoberfest from Rivertowne Brewing
3.61 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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