Saint Arnold Oktoberfest | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold OktoberfestSaint Arnold Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by kbub6f on 08-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
538
Reviews:
161
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
12.64%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
106
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 538 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another great balance of malt and hop from St. Arnold

A- Beautiful Autumn colored brown/orange with a decent head

S- Smell is mostly of sweet, bold-earthy malts with a bit of spicy hops in the back.

T- Taste is light and pleasant. Sweet malts dominate but some hops are noticed in the aftertaste.

M- Feels excellent with a medium body and smooth carbonation that slides over the tongue

D- Drink one and than another, and another, and another... and another

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Photo of NefariousR
4.27/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. glass bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours an orange-amber with a thin, foamy head that dissipates after a few moments.

S - Sweet and malty with just a bit of hop edge to it. Some light fruit smells in the peripherals.

T - Malt is definitely the most prominent flavor. Very little bitterness is present, and there's a sweet character to the beer. Alcohol is very slightly present in the aftertaste.

M - Medium-bodied with a light stickiness. Carbonation is present, but not overly assertive.

D - Tasty, refreshing, and highly drinkable, this is a fantastic beer for autumn, particularly here in Houston where the temperatures are still hovering around the mid-80s. Try it if you have access to it.

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Photo of nothunder
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of beerceller99
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Mccormick&Schmick's Dallas.
Dark amber hue with a thick tan head. Spicy, malty smell with a light touch of perfumy hops. A medium-full body rests heavy on the tongue. Taste has loads of spices, sweet malt flavors of ginger bread cookies, cloves, with a very noticeable hop presence.
Finishes mildly bitter and silky smooth.
Tastes like a very malty Elissa IPA.

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Photo of Yjt2
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of strangebrew1981
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Techichi
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of corybills
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of GumDropButtons
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of vbiliyar
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of BJasny
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of chuckrx
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Teabag_Jenkins
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of gilgar
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JayS2629
4.23/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper with a creamy white head that sticks around and leaves nice lacing.

The aroma is of caramel, toffee, maple syrup, spice and fruity notes.

Big sweet malt, honey tones, maple, and caramels with a fruity finish of apricot and spice.

Nice balance, easy to drink, medium body.

Overall, very good to style.

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Photo of FreshmanPour77
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 3-14-11
Reviewed cold from a bottle to a glass

A - Poured one finger of foam, nice foam lacing ring, cloudy amber color, and carbonation is present

S - Malts, caramel, not a whole lot of hops in this brew

T/M - Medium to lighter bodied, malty caramel taste comes out, smooth brew with no real hop bitterness

D - Decent brew, lighter than most Oktoberfest beers that I have had. Good brew that I could easily have more than one. Would like to have again and I recommend trying it

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Photo of Fury2005
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of marc956
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit stronger than Brooklyn Ale's version so drinkability might not be quite as good but this is still very good beer especially paired with traditional German food as I just had it. Little wonder many in TX are switching to this from Shiner (which is good but well, to each our own)

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Photo of HopsKeepDroppin
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Saint Arnold pint glass

A- Pours a deep amber color with two finger head, dissipates quickly but leaves good lacing.

S- Heavy caramel malty flavor

T- A good malty bread like flavor throughout. Not a lot of bitterness from the hops but they lend a dry finish to the beer.

M- A good bready texture to the beer. Feels a bit thick but it works.

O- A pretty tasty take on the style. Has a different taste to it because it is an ale but I really like the end product.

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Photo of Bigtiger77
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not my favorite but still good! It was a little more bitter than I prefer, tried on both tap and bottle.

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Photo of Pegasus
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear deep amber color, with a thick tan head, moderate lace. Lots of fine bubbles rise lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Rather sweet aroma of caramel and roasted malt.

Taste: begins with rich sweet malt flavors and caramels, fades into mellow hop flavors and alcohol notes with a crisp, clean finish. The hops are a blend of Czech Saaz and Tettnanger and provide an excellent compliment to the sweet malty character of this beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and fairly full, little harsh carbonation, very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A quite wonderful harbinger of autumn and an excellent example of the style.

Presentation: Packaged in a short brown glass bottle with a twist off crown. Served in a standard pint tap glass.

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Saint Arnold Oktoberfest from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 538 ratings.
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