Oktoberfest
Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Style:
Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
Ranked #355
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
83
Ranked #41,199
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 12.57%
Reviews:
175
Ratings:
590
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Saint Arnold Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
83
Good
OktoberfestOktoberfest
Notes: A full bodied, malty, slightly sweet beer celebrating the Autumn harvest. This rich beer has a round malt flavor and an above average alcohol content perfect for a cool fall evening.

Malt: Three different blended Munich-style malts
Hops: Czech Saaz and Tettnanger.
Original Gravity: 1.061 (15.5° Plato)
Color: Red-Amber
Bitterness: 24 IBU
Reviews: 175 | Ratings: 590 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by JohnDon:
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JohnDon from Texas

3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into glass. Look: copper color, poured an inch head which dissipated around 45 seconds, did not leave any lacing. Smell: sweet malty notes. Taste: malt forward, sweet Carmel and toffee flavors. Feel: mild carbonation, smooth, crisp finish. Overall: very good and drinkable oktoberfest.

Oct 06, 2018
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duff247 from Texas

3/5  rDev -18%

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TheDudeAbides14 from Texas

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%

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SViterileroux74 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Crack2000 from Texas

3/5  rDev -18%

Nov 16, 2011
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HipCzech from Texas

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a Saint Arnold tulip pint glass.

Appearance: Clear, dark orange amber. Moderate frothy head and minimal lacing.

Smell: Lightly toasted grains, a bit of yeast and spice.

Taste: Toasty malt and relatively sweet (caramel, dried fruits?). A bit of hop spice and bitterness and hints of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium, smooth body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Drinkable with a nice malty body, but a bit too sweet as with some of Saint Arnold's other ale offerings.

Sep 02, 2014
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ATXRyan from Texas

3/5  rDev -18%

Nov 17, 2011
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Gacho5

3.4/5  rDev -7.1%

Oct 22, 2014
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Jmc986 from Texas

3.56/5  rDev -2.7%

Sep 09, 2014
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dorne29

3.44/5  rDev -6%

Sep 14, 2014
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BeerHunter76 from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Dec 09, 2011
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noperative from Louisiana

3/5  rDev -18%

Jul 17, 2014
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I tried this at Hopdoddy burger joint in Southlake, TX. It poured a clear amber with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had sweet malt. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with sweet malt base. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a decent beer

Oct 03, 2018
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RossR from Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

Sep 15, 2014
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SmellsofMahagony from Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

May 15, 2013
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hoppy91 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Jul 22, 2014
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greenspointexas from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Dec 14, 2013
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imasloth from Texas

3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok. I had this beer out of the bottle and straight out of the fridge the other day while watching football and was wholly unimpressed. This time I let it warm while I ate my dinner and poured it into a pint glass.

A- A lighter orange color than other Marzens I've had. Good carbonation but little head when poured into pint glass. (This is a recurring theme in my posts so maybe it's the fall crop of beers or maybe there's soap or hardwater deposits on my glasses. I don't know.)

S- I found the smell pleasantly sweet and even a bit grainy (not malty, but grainy). Overall, fairly nice.

T- As I mentioned, I was ready for the beer to underwhelm and was delighted when it didn't. It gave me a strong malt flavor followed by a sweetness that was dry and faintly apricot-y. Good stuff.

D- Light and quaffable. A good clean finish with just the slightest grain aftertaste.

O- I like it, but don't love it. However, it was better than the S.A. Oktoberfest I had recently which is saying something since it was one of my faves last season.

Give it a try.

Sep 22, 2011
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RockyM72 from Florida

3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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corybills from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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Donkster46 from Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Sep 25, 2014
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UHCougar12 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Aug 22, 2013
Oktoberfest from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 590 ratings