OktoberFish | Flying Fish Brewing Company

OktoberFishOktoberFish
BA SCORE
36.5%
Liked This Beer
3.51 w/ 386 ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GeoffFromSJ on 09-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,622
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
386
Liked:
141
Avg:
3.51/5
pDev:
14.25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
75
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 386 |  Reviews: 141
Photo of JamesGrove
3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thebeers
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
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 -35%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4/5  rDev +14%
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 +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VILJ
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
4.34/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of powpow_
4.34/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of perfectsilence3
4.75/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Collinc7238
3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NonicPanic
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of illy44
2.55/5  rDev -27.4%
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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Photo of Aewachiw
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brushkanna
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Bdel34
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gr0g
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walleybeer
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dmecca
4.03/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PorterLambic
2.92/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours the color of iced tea. Head is minimal at its best and quickly recedes to a thin film of light tan. No lace.
Smell is slightly vinegary, reminiscent of a biere de garde or wit. Notes of malt, green wood, nuts, and faint citrus also present. Balance is pretty good.
Taste is a decent blend of malt, nut, tartness/vinegar, and yeast.
Light bodied, medium carbonation. Unexpectedly warming after the swallow. Paired with the right food this would be a good choice. Solo, not so much.

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OktoberFish from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 36.5% out of 100 with 386 ratings
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