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
Ranking:
#35,600
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
556
pDev:
12.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 556 |  Reviews: 166
Photo of mitchmoise32
4.32/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of beachbum1975
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this one as an extra in an in-person trade with brewdlyhooked13. This guy rocks, thanks man!

12 ounce brown bottle with no freshness date.

Pours a cloudy, bruised peach color with brassy highlights. The head only stuck around for a few seconds, leaving a flat top with little only a couple suds trails coming to the surface.

Smells of malts, apricot, honey and light floral hops. Rather large and very inviting nose on this one!

Perfectly roasted malts come on the front and stay throughout the entire taste. In the malt mix are things like honey, toasted oats, orange rind, apricots and caramel. Very nice. This doesn't have the typical lactose quality like I find in many other Oktoberfest beers. Finishes with the slightest bit of bitterness.

Medium bodied and flavored. Though it's hidden from the eyes, there's ample carbonation in the mouth. Finishes semi-dry. Very nice!

Thanks again, brewdlyhooked13!

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Photo of kindestcut
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The Saint Arnold Oktoberfest poured a beautiful dark amber. The off-white head was vigorous and lasted a good 5 minuted before it disappeared, leaving a bit of lacing as it retreated.

I noted an obvious sour aroma, as I see noted in another review, but it gave way to a complex variety of smells including roasted malt, an echo of hops and a distant hint of ripe fruit.

When I drink this beer, like a good marzen, it heralds the changing season by bringing something new to your glass. This is a sweet beer, however, the sweetness is definitely balanced with a slight hop bitterness and a distant fruity flavor. While tasty, the beer goes down very easily and doesn't feel heavy to me.

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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%

Photo of GenericWarrior
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of beercubus
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%

Photo of BeerHunter76
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of strangebrew1981
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of krustycamaro
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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Saint Arnold Oktoberfest from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 556 ratings
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