Octoberfest
Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing

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Style:
Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
ABV:
6%
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Avg:
3.45 | pDev: 8.99%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
8
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Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing
 
Colorado, United States
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is my favorite octoberfest of the season so far. It poured a nice clearish dull oranage color with a short lived lacey white head light and airy. the nose is sweet caramel malt and some vanilla. not fully a dessert beer, but its smelling in that direction. the flavor is great. there is a strong sweeter german malt presence, but it isnt made overly heavy like some of these can get. its light in a way, and there is a strong caramel flavor which leaves some residual sweetness. This octoberfest has a lighter medium body and is a brew you could have a great many of in a session. It works well with a lot of different food, and has some flavor subtleties that make it stand out in my mind. This is one of the better coopersmith beers ive had.

Oct 01, 2012
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Oxymoron from Colorado

3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Sure it's the end of the season but I am still loving O-fest. Arrives a clear bring orange color with an amber hue throughout. A soft white head that quickly hid to the side of the glass. Not much lacing either.

The nose is mostly malty but limited overall. There is a bready note with noticeable Vienna and pilsner notes. Some Munich aromas as well but more of Vienna thing. A light husky aroma as well but ok. Some sweetness and noticeable yeast character. Some esters are a bit of a deterrent. Some light fruity note, pineapple and figs. Not over the top but still there.

The taste is similar. The malt comes out nicely with more balanced taste with Vienna and Munich. The pilsner note are there as well but more in the back ground. Some bready, almost Belgian-esk malt notes into the finish. There is a sweetness as well, but ok for style. Some yeasty and ester notes as well. Light raisin and figs with a citrus note. There is a light butter note, I usually get this from Coop beers, but this is lighter than usual (but its still there).

The body is light to moderate. Would like a bit more body for style. The carbonation is low as well. Overall a good beer from Coops (which is butter) with a good blend of Munich and Vienna, but noticeable esters and the lack of mouthfeel are a deterrent.

Oct 12, 2009
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Tolnik from Colorado

3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - A nice finger width foam when poured with a caramel amber coloration. Reduced to slight wisps of lacing.

S - Caramel with malt and spice aroma greats and welcomes the mouth.

T - Good medium amount of malt with slight hop taste to it. Leaving a lingering hope spice taste. With a slight gourd flavoring.

M & D - All together making a good combination to give a flavorful drinking mouthfeel.

Oct 15, 2008
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pmcadamis from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear amber/orange brew with a small but tight one finger head that leaves some really nice white lace on the glass.

S - Bready biscuit notes support yeasty fruit notes. Smells like a good amber ale, but lacks that carrot-cake massive malt nose that defines the best O-fests.

T - More malty than it smells. Carrot cake flavors are there, but not really assertive at all. Bready and slightly yeasty with an unexpected gentle hop flavor. This tastes pretty damn good, but it's just not really striking me as much of a fest bier....it's more akin to a mellow amber ale than a German malt monster.

M - Medium bodied with a slightly dry and firm finish. Quite thirst quenching.

D - This is a nice beer to have with a meal, but it's not really complex enough to sniff and savor. Has autumn session potential.

Oct 09, 2007
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.73/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I saw this one on the menu board and had to try it.

It poured a slightly hazy copper with a small but firm head of foam.

The smell is malty, grainy, and has some notes of biscuit.

The first sip is pretty sweet. I note that they use honey malt(along with Munich Pilsner) and it was certainly there. I also tasted some grain and after a few more sips, some bittering in the background. It was pretty smooth and pretty well balanced. The finish is dry and the mouthfeel is medium. I also noticed that the initial sweetness from the honey on the first sips mellowed out by the time I got halfway through the pint and it leaned more toward a biscuit/bready malt presence. A good, solid interpretation of the style and one that I'd drink again.

Sep 23, 2007
Octoberfest from Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 8 ratings