Oktoberfest | Berghoff Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.18/5
103 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berghoff Brewery
Illinois, United States
berghoffbeer.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oktoberfest beer as we know it has been a part of classic Bavarian lager repertoire for over 150 years, although the celebration itself dates back to 1816. The familiar rich amber lager we now know by this name originated in Vienna and migrated to Bavaria by the 1850s. Like the classics, our version is deeply malty, with just enough hops to provide a sense of balance. But our version lightens up the body a little to avoid being too sweet, making for a crisper drinking experience. We start with the classic Vienna and Munich malts, and use a few other types as well, for greater complexity as well as an easy drinkability. Slightly more hop bitterness as well as some pleasing hop aroma gives the Berghoff Oktoberfest a bit more punch and personality than the original.

Added by Todd on 09-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,843
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
103
pDev:
14.15%
Bros Score:
3.33
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

really sweet

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3.83/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice oktoberfest, smooth and refreshing!

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Photo of Beginner2
3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Berghoff restaurant in Chicago's Loop. (And to make it totally authentic, the bar had an um-pa band playing Oktoberfest music.)
This looks like the standard O-fest, but a bit darker, orange-like. Malty, even sweet, in the nose. But not too sweet to the taste as it is crisp like a lager.
There are many choices for an O-fest, but if you can find Berghoff's, try it.
I don't understand the low ratings this beer has from others. I enjoyed mine.

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2.83/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Amber colored pour, lots of clarity, kinda thin. 1/6" head. Nutty, sweet aroma.

Immediately noticed the bitterness, not to style, somewhat sweet and metallic.

Below average for style.

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Oktoberfest from Berghoff Brewery
Beer rating: 3.18 out of 5 with 103 ratings
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