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OktoberFish | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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397 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

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Added by GeoffFromSJ on 09-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,948
Reviews:
144
Ratings:
397
pDev:
14.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
76
Trade:
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Ratings: 397 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of Brushkanna
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikr
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.76/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Bdel34
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gr0g
3.74/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walleybeer
3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dmecca
4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PorterLambic
2.92/5  rDev -16.6%
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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Photo of AD17
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rolltide8425
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tillmac62
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

BBD 1/21/16. Slightly hazy amber pour. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention.

Light nose of toasted biscuit with a caramel undertone. Rather bready.

Heavy light body with a smooth texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a weak burst in the finish.

The flavor profile is rather good and a bit atypical for the style. Intensity and balance are well done, but complexity is outstanding. Toasted malts yield a bready background similar to pumpernickel. The middle delivers a subtle floral bitterness and a plum/raisin undertone. As the finish approaches, the dark fruit aspect really shines as caramel cascades into the finish. The finish is clean with a subtle crispness.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jams1220
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint amber highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel, bready, and toasted malts with a light aroma of floral + earthy hops.

T: Upfront there is a slightly stronger than moderate flavor of light to moderately sweet caramel, bready, and toasted malts. There is a light flavor of floral + earthy hops which imparts a light amount of bitterness in the finish.

M: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: A little lacking in body/mouthfeel and a touch too sweet for me but still easy to drink.

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Photo of denny702
1.32/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Terrible! May have gotten a bad batch. Undrinkable.

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Photo of EvoRich
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Dark amber in color, with a fizzy head with eventually fades to nearly nothing.

Smell: Very malty. The aroma makes me think of fall though. It does have a very nice smell.

Taste: Almost has a cough syrup type of taste at first sip. But the more you think about it, it turns slightly caramely.

Feel: Medium bodied. A bit fizzy.

Overall: Meh. It's drinkable. I'd drink it again if given to me. But not likely to ever seek this beer out.

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Photo of Herze
2.98/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.96/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OktoberFish pours a golden color, with a big lacing head. Weaker, but nice warm caramel aroma. The taste has a sweeter, crisp malty and caramel flavoring. Much more of a German Oktoberfest then an American.

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Photo of ehrlacher
3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajilllau
3.01/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I'm not a huge fan of octoberfests, but I did want to try something other than the traditional Sam Adams that you see at every other bar. This was middle of the road and left something to be desired. There was no complexity to it and was easily forgotten. I would probably not order again.

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Photo of TopherBreski
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Super carbonated with great caramel color. Smell is somewhat weaker than most Marzens but still very good. Taste would be better without the carbonation. Not a bad Marzen but not top tier.

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OktoberFish from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 397 ratings
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