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:
457
Reviews:
241
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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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

Photo of waddellc2
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gajo74
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper. I was unable to get much of a head out of the pour and the thin lace dissapears almost instantly.
The aroma was a bit hard to detect at first. There was a hint of cooked vegetables in the nose. As I got further into the drink, a light bread aroma became present. Further still, as the drink warmed, some light fruit tones were detected.
The taste was mostly malty, slightly sweet but with a mild hops presence for balance. Furthermore, there was a slight peppery and herbal feel in the back of the tongue. The finish was slightly dry.
The feel was my favorite attribute. Strong carbonation pierces the tongue. Medium to light body. Super clean, smooth and drinkable.

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

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jp32
2.78/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a golden amber in color. Probably should be called more amber than golden. The aroma is sweet, almost sticky sweet, and seems just a bit less inviting than other octoberfests I've had recently.

Sweet and tangy up front, followed by a bready taste that overwhelms the rest of the sip. I also feel this is less than medium bodied, but does have strong carbonation. It's not a bad beer, but in my opinion there are several better octoberfests out there that are more easily accessible.

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

Photo of Fcip78
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Winston3737
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oktober Fest from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.61 out of 5 based on 457 ratings.
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