Oktober Fest | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
stoudtsbeer.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by jakester on 08-20-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
456
Reviews:
240
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Photo of hoppyhoppy
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dacrza1
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE: October 28, 2016... OCCASION: Watching the Goonies for the first time with the kids... GLASSWARE: Orioles mug...pours a clear amber copper body that features a nice updraft of effervescence... the frothy single finger head is white and even throughout... the aroma is thick bread and caramel malts, with light herbal aromas... throaty and medium-bodied, but delightfully sessionable.. frothy on the intake... sweet, slightly nutty, and lagerish... a beer that is a great companion for Friday night bar food... versatile... I looked for this one for a while, having had it years ago, and Stoudt's doesn't disappoint...

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgido759
3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gmartin75
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ed2
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ehrlacher
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from a growler via Jungle Jims in a snifter. This nice fest pours a clear and bright orange with a light head of off white foam that subsides to a thin ring and thin layer with light lacing. Nose of moderate breaded malts, herbal hops, and light caramel. Flavors follow the nose with medium amounts of breaded malts and caramel on the front that fade to a light herbal hop on the back that sizzles with the carbonation. Medium carbonation with a medium mouth feel that finishes a touch light and verging on the watery side. A good session brew.

Cheers

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Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drtth
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a clear, dark amber color with a 3/8" ivory white head that soon recedes to a thin film, and an island of foam with a ring around the glass. Sipping creates scattered small patches of foam, some of which remain, some of which slide back down to the liquid and some of which become speckles of liquid on the glass.

The aromas include some light bready character from the malt that rides over a light touch of some grassy hops way in the background and not easily noticed.

The flavors include some light earthy bitterness, a touch of bready malt and a hint of sweetness showing here and there.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and there is some faint persistent carbonation. The finish starts as the bitterness and bread start to fade but the sweetness and bready character fade out first, then followed by the earthy bitterness leaving a dry finish.

Overall I enjoyed this beer and thought it was worth trying both because I've not had it before and because it is local. That said I don't feel its the best of the locally available Oktoberfest beers so I'll probably buy a few it in the future to revisit it but for regular Sep-Oct drinking am more likely to give the nod to a few others, in part because it seems to me that the bitterness in this one should have a more delayed appearance.

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Photo of Dweedlebug
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
3.37/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Waveoff
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmq103
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Sam Adams pint glass. Clear bronze draft pour with a respectable 1/4 head. Sweet malty aroma with a hint of brown sugar. I love the style and Stoudts did a fine job with this beer. I'd go back to it again in the fall season.

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Photo of GreenMind
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brock915
3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wonothesane42
3.82/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DreaminBeer
3.16/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lambdon
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.28/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Oktober Fest from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.61 out of 5 based on 456 ratings.
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