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Beck's Oktoberfest | Brauerei Beck & Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Beck & Co.
Germany
becksbeer.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,674
Reviews:
420
Ratings:
811
pDev:
16.22%
Bros Score:
3.78
 
 
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5/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.85/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.63/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is an exceptional, easy quaffing Oktoberfest, surprisingly refreshing for the style; belying its amber hue and frothy head.

I was reluctant to buy and be stuck with the 12er (you know the feeling), anticipating a potential malt syrup bomb, but I am pleasantly surprised, and may be scoring another 12er before supply runs out.

The trademark Becks soft water feel is marred by an underlying astringency, like a macro hop bitterness.

This Oktoberfest is a welcome change from the typical Ringwood yeast ale diacetyl sugar shack disasters that are readily available in New England.

Becks is the #1 German import for a reason, friends. They've done it again here. Prost!

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4.59/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good Octoberfest beer, some brewers get it right others don't, Beck's got it right. My only complant is that is is a litle light on flavor and feel then I would like to see in an Octoberfest beer. In my opion must better then regualr Beck's. Worth a try.

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4.57/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

nice robust head and some good lacing.

deep malty nose. bready with some nice fruity notes w/o being 'sweet'

taste is nice and thickish w/o a cloying sense. full-bodied for sure. malt smack down which is what i need since taking a break from hop beatdowns. this is how i like to enjoy a malty brew. not really spicy in any sense, but this is simply satisfying. a nice bitter/hopy ghost floating in there...very happy i bought a case.

probably the best beer Beck's puts out...

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4.57/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a clear reddish copper color with a beige two finger head with a normal pour, head fades quickly to just cover the beer. fruity bready smell with a taste of chocolate and caramel bready malts with some hops to balance the finish. mouthfeel light and carbonation is there. just a good tasting smooth and balanced beer i'll be looking for it again.

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4.56/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reddish orange color with thin foamy head about half a finger width. The smell was actually of autumn leaves and oak. The taste did not disappoint either. There was tastes of hard woods, dry autumn leaves, and burnt hops. The feel in the mouth was cold and crisp which turned into a warm feeling as it was being swallowed very much like autumn (seriously I am not trying to be cliche I was as surprised as you are). The drinkability was wonderful and will definitely be buying more.

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the only beer that Beck's makes that doesn't taste aweful.

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beck's Oktoberfest
Brauerei Beck & Co.
Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest
ABV: 5.00 %
bottle > pint glass
(leftovers from our 2009 Ofest party)

4.5 across the board in all catergories.

Perfectly clear copper color with excellent 2 finger head but short head retention & no lace.
Smells as a mild brew day with mellow malts wafting in the air.
Tastes as it smells, smooth malty-ness equally balanced and enjoyable.
Mouthfeel is medium+ carbo & medium-light body.
Drinkability is better than many Ofest brews IMHO, could have some more bold aroma, but other than that a solid Ofest rep acorss the board.

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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good ocktoberfest, this pours a dark amber with lots of foamy head that lasts. Good flavors with spices malts and some hops. Full-bodied with lots of carbonation and a good bite. This is a very well done and refreshingly light octoberfest beer.
this is very easy to drink as I sat in front of the tube watching football and drank a full growler not one complaint.
I would recommend this one.

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4.45/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a liter mug

A : pours mahogany red with a two finger head

S : caramel with faint fruit and spice

T : bright bursting with flavor

M : creamy smooth very well balanced

D : 2at a time in a liter mug all night long - very drinkable

of fifteen to twenty different Oktoberfeststs I've sampled this is my Go-To

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4.44/5  rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Beck's Oktoberfest from Brauerei Beck & Co.
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 811 ratings
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