OktoberFish | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
flyingfish.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by GeoffFromSJ on 09-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,951
Reviews:
145
Ratings:
398
pDev:
14.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
76
Trade:
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Ratings: 398 |  Reviews: 145
Photo of colts9016
3.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass at 37 degrees. The appearance of the beer is a one finger creamy and frothy with fair retention. The did not leave any lacing on the glass as it dissipated. The color of the beer is SRM 12, a medium amber to hints of deep amber. The beer presents with a clear body. Carbonation bubble is visible in the beer.

The first aroma of the beer is a funky dank caramel malt. Additional aromas are earthy, floral, citrus, and bready.

The initial flavors of the beer are caramel, a funky dank basement, medium toasted malt, earthy, floral, citrus and bready.

The mouthfeel of the beer is medium, medium-light carbonation, and a medium finish.

The beer has a funky dank flavor and aroma, which is off-putting. It is an okay Octoberfest beer, despite the odd flavor profile.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.36/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A good oktober. There are better and worse. I wish this was sent as carbonated as it's a little fizzy on the back end. Give it a try.

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Photo of generallee
3.87/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdub
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jadpsu
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In Red Bank, NJ.
Pours amber with a full off white head that quickly resides and retains minimal lacing.

AROMA: A little musky and some caramel, but not too much going on.
TASTE: In very small doses I get some toasted bread and caramel, but you got to try hard to find it.
MOUTHFEEL: Thin with little carbonation.
Overall this was still a little better than average.

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Photo of Merticois
4.04/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bluespiderweb
1.73/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

OktoberFISH? Yeah, that's what it tasted like!!! Hard to believe they didn't add OLD fish in there, as that is what it tasted like-a bad wheat beer!!!! It has to be the worst Oktoberfest I've ever had, unless it was just turned. But it says on the label, best by 1-14-18, so I doubt that it was. Yech_()(*&%^$%#$*IUIO_+{OYYU^T{{OPYGG!!! Avoid this one at all costs-and I will never buy one from them again, believe me! There's no excuse for brewing like this!

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light copper and see through with a minimal head. Looks like the last beer that wasn't really an Oktoberfest. Grassy funk of Euro hops on the nose. Well at least this has some of that nutty toastiness I associate with Oktoberfest brews. This beer also has a bready finish with good carbonation and a thinner feel. Taste and feel weren't too bad, nose was missing it for me.

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Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anthony-s
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rcwilliamsjr
3.07/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Drinking it on tap. Hoppier than other Oktos I've had this year. It has an odd metallic taste at the finish which is not pleasant, IMO.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JamesGrove
3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thebeers
3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark orange-tinted amber with a finger of dense light tan head that lasts a good while and leaves solid rings of lacing.

Caramel malt and bread in the nose.

Sweet tasting baked caramel flavor with a dip hop balance that prevents it from being over the top. There's a distant, hard-to-place fruitiness behind as well.

Medium bodied, slightly creamy, with good carbonation. This is a solid marzen.

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Photo of jsnouffer
2.28/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color,malty,bread,slight hop aroma. Taste was sweet malt but not syrupy overly sweet with a hop background. This was far from a bitter hop bomb but that's what made it enjoyable.

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Photo of luke12345
3.91/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VILJ
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
4.34/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of powpow_
4.34/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of perfectsilence3
4.75/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Collinc7238
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NonicPanic
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of illy44
2.55/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Another American craft brewery trying to brew Oktoberfest beer. The good thing, it does not taste like an IPA like many others that I tried. It also has 6% ABV which you can taste. Other than that it is an uneventful beer. It pours some head which lasts for a while but I did not get any taste of an Oktoberfest beer.
If you want to drink true Oktoberfest beer, get the originals from Munich (Paulaner, Hacker Pschorr, Hofbraeu or Spaten).
They even have a limited edition of "original Wiesn" (= Oktoberfest) beer that you can buy.
Also Karl Strauss from San Diego has a decent Oktoberfest beer.

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OktoberFish from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 398 ratings
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