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Oktoberfest Ale | Broad Brook Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Broad Brook Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
broadbrookbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by RblWthACoz on 10-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,783
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
22
pDev:
16.62%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by DNICE555:
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at brewery. Quaffable, but just a fair representation of the style.

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

Photo of grahuba
3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nebula1999
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A brewer should not call a beer brewed with an ale yeast an Oktoberfest. It is disingenuous. This beer isn't even close to what you'd expect an Oktoberfest to be, and I hope no one tries this thinking that this is representative of the style. Not even close. This beer is really heavy on the palate and lacks all the caramel and mouthfeel of a proper Ofest.

Good brewery, subpar beer on this one. Just call it a Fallfest or something like that. Most fdefinitely is not an Oktoberfest.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuitarIPA
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of billybob
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I only had one 16 oz. can to sample I would like to review with at least three beers. pours a cloudy copper with a one finger head with a light lace. smells slightly sweet with caramel but its weak. taste fits the style and is mostly malt. mouthfeel and overall good. I would like to try again when I can have more then one beer.

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Photo of PatrickSeamus
4.68/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShamasUVA
2/5  rDev -43.7%

On tap at Local Kitchen in Fairfield.

No, no, no! All wrong for an Oktoberfest, other than appearance.

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Photo of PatrickCT
2.98/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is just an ale with a lot of malt and very little gradation. Sweet with very little layering and an annoying yeast fruitiness. Ale yeast fruitiness. Which doesn't make it a bad Marzen, rather not a Marzen or Oktoberfest at all.

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Photo of Kcman91
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of braican
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NYR-Zuuuuc
4.19/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very solid example.of the style.

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Photo of cdub70085
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scotorum
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

BROAD BROOK OKTOBERFEST ALE 12/7/15

Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a: Clear copper with an inch thick white head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Very mild caramel malt with light fruit notes.

t: Follows the nose. Weakly sweet finish.

m: Light to medium, ok body and carbonation tingle.

o: It has been pointed out that this is not really in the style. It's is true that as a Marzen/Oktoberfest this falls short on malt flavor and substantive feel. However it's still a pleasant, easy drinking, sessionable brew, certainly ok as a Fall and Winter seasonal. As I had the rest of the fourpack over the past month, I enjoyed it even more.

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Photo of bfitzge2
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Boto
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz. can: An ale really isn’t an Oktoberfest, but what the heck. This one pours a hazy coppery amber color. There was a bit of a tan head, but it doesn’t leave much lacing. Aroma is OK, but a little light. Some caramel malts and a musky earthiness to it. The taste is OK: only a little of the caramel malts are there. I expect more maltiness from an Oktoberfest. Earthy and a touch bitter. OK, but not an Oktoberfest.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of amanofcolor
2.94/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Oktoberfest Ale from Broad Brook Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 22 ratings
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