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Oktoberfest | Flat Branch Pub & Brewery

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Flat Branch Pub & Brewery
Missouri, United States | website

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A rich copper colored lager brewed with German malts, along with German Tettnang hops. A true lager yeast was used for fermentation. A nice balanced brew with a slightly spicy hop finish.

13 IBU

Added by maxpower on 03-01-2005

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3.02/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, copper/orange color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of yeast, slight hops, and slight pale malt. Fits the style of a Marzen/Oktoberfest. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of yeast, pale malt, grain, and a hint of hops. Overall, basically a let down - not enough good malt characters nor yeast.

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Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.61/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 1/2 gallon growler, poured into dimple steins for me and the wife to share; the website and the board at the pub said that this one is 4.5% abv rather than the 4.9 listed, and notes that there's 4 German specialty malts and 2 imported hop varieties in here.

Presentation: Attractive, slightly hazed beaten copper colored beer; a decent pour produces a decent ivory cap with decent retention; a bit higher carbonatino than expected, esp. out of the growler.

Smell: Some mild caramel malts but lighter than anticipated for the style, along with some fruitiness and a bit of odd, adjunct-like sweetness...

Taste: Some mild toasty/grainy malts, backed with a light fruitiness, and a clean light hop bitterness on the finish. A bit lighter than a lot of examples, but pretty tasty and quite drinkable.

Mouthfeel: Fairly light bodied and smooth

Drinkability: Pretty high

Conclusion: The only thing bringing this down are the aromas, which are a bit odd; everything else is pretty good, even if this is a lighter, slightly pedestrian take on the style. Overall, pretty decent Oktoberfest.

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Oktoberfest from Flat Branch Pub & Brewery
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