Schwandtoberfest | Bauhaus Brew Labs

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bauhaus Brew Labs
Minnesota, United States
bauhausbrewlabs.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
What the hosen is Schwandtoberfest?! In a word: magical. This Bavarian style festbier is a true family tradition featuring rich, toasty malt balanced by a crisp hop bitterness and floral hop aroma of tangerines and orange blossom. This beer is the only excuse you nee to don your finest pair of lederhosen.

Added by DaftPatrick on 09-29-2014

BEER STATS
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#15,946
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
50
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
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Reviews by vlodko62:
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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ryancl
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsp77
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nicely balanced Marzen. Solid malt backbone of bread, caramel, biscuit and cherry. Decent level of noble hop spiciness and bitterness at the crisp, dry finish. Some light citrus notes as well. Very well executed overall and balances the sweet and the bitter better than most Marzens. Actually, it is kind of a cross between a Marzen and a Festbier.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant copper orange producing a 2” cream colored persistent, clingy foam cap. The cap takes 3 minutes to dissipate to a thick, sudsy film.

S: Malty, bread crust nose with herbal spice perfume. Clean fermentation character, no DMS or diacetyl, no fruit. Medium malt and medium low hop aromas.

T: Big creamy malt flavors with a light kettle sugar sweetness. Caramel flavors border on butterscotch. Malt forward with medium malt, medium low hops, low bitterness. Clean fermentation character.

F: Medium body, medium, low carbonation.

O: A well made, easy to drink Oktoberfest.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger off white head with decent retention.

Smell: A bready, toasty, and sweet malt forward aroma with hints of caramel, biscuit, and grains. Upfront presence of bready malt with hints of grains, biscuit, caramel, toffee, cracker, and lager yeast. Subtle backing hints of floral and grassy hops. A pretty solid Marzen style aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a toasty, bready, and sweet malt driven taste with notes of biscuit, grains, and caramel. Upfront bready taste of malt with notes of biscuit, grains, caramel, toffee, cracker, and lager yeast. Light background presence of floral and grassy hops. Mildy sweet. A solid malty taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and very smooth with a fairly drying finish.

Overall: A very solid take on a Marzen style lager. Good crisp taste of bready caramel malt.

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Photo of Raisingfable
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thorkelson
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tempest
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another example of why Bauhaus is a rock solid brewery. It's traditional, but fresh; thanks to the lack of trans-Atlantic shipping. It's big on bready caramel, with hints of toffee and candies apple. The finish is balanced with an edge of herbal hops. I'll have another.

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Photo of morimech
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasant fall seasonal that possesses fine hop aroma and clean malt flavors. I get some floral hop flavors to go along with the Vienna and pilsner malt. More of a festbier instead of a marzen. Appreciate it is not too high in alcohol. Definitely another fine fall drinker available in the market.

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Photo of NodakEric
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mngermanshepherd
4.37/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark, syrupy smell. Slight carbonation, nice Oktoberfest taste.

Draft at Newt's in Rochester, MN

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Photo of CCutch
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gatornation
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-pours a clear golden orange color with a 1 finger off white head
S-caramel and toffee with baked pretzel with butter and bread
T-sweet caramel malts with with some floral hops baked bread and toffee
M-smooth velvet mouth feel with a butter bread finish
O-good but a bit thin on taste for the style

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Photo of Rilesmiles
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of billhelm
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Demi
2.25/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of sjccmd
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Perfumey, fruity, spicy aroma. A touch phenolic. Bready and a touch earthy. Caramel, apricots, toasted bread, oranges. Herbal, fruity hops.

Pours clear copper with decent-sized off-white head. Decent retention, good lacing.

Flavor leads with bigger malt character. Caramel and toast. Oranges. Balancing bitter hops, somewhat spicy.

Juicy and full. Medium full body with medium low carbonation. Somewhat rich but finishes dry with linger bitterness.

Though a touch phenolic, otherwise a pretty good representation of the style. Not under-hopped, overly sweet, and doesn't lack malt complexity like many domestic versions of the style.

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3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sparx1100
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLC60
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkhartnett
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Schwandtoberfest from Bauhaus Brew Labs
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 50 ratings