Oktober Fest | Stoudts Brewing Co.

Oktober FestOktober Fest
BA SCORE
41.8%
Liked This Beer
3.6 w/ 457 Ratings
Oktober FestOktober Fest
BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jakester on 08-20-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,402
Reviews:
241
Ratings:
457
Liked:
191
Avg:
3.6/5
pDev:
12.5%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
35
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 457 |  Reviews: 241
Photo of SeanNoach
4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of bucklemyshoe
3.08/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pint glass.

A: Clear, light brown pour with a finger of off-white head.

S: Figs, nuttiness, and a little butterscotch.

T: Overly-malted; strong caramel, toffee, and sweet fruitiness.

M: Medium body with medium-light carbonation.

O: A typical bastardization of a wonderful style by Stoudt's.

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Photo of Amalak
4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Clear dark gold color with a redish hue. Great foamy white head and lace. A few bubbles.

S. Mild rye and lagerish scent.

T. The first taste is a wonderful explosion of cinnamon and space, perhaps some rye.

M. It has a crisp and refreshing taste.

O. Definitely one of the best Oktoberfests I've ever had.

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Photo of cynical1027
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Clowerweb
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Best by: 1/20/2012, so we're pretty much right on the freshness date.

A: Orange, slightly cloudy, golden at the bottom of the glass. 3 finger head was impressive at first, but had huge bubbles and faded quickly, leaving little lacing.

S: Sweet, tropical fruity, almost like pears and banana, very good nose, lighter notes of hops, but very sweet and fruity overall.

T: Starts with bitter citrus and hops, mid palate fruity, quickly dries up with some more bitter hops and possibly grapefruit.

M: Average - Slightly watery, light bodied, very dry, medium carbonation.

O: Eh, not great, not bad. It's almost like a watered down HopDevil or very mild Arrogant Bastard. There's not much to complain about, yet not much to love.

I wouldn't choose this beer over others that I would consider to be in the same class. It's got a great smell and above average taste, but the taste really isn't special for a craft beer, and the look and feel just aren't quite there for me. It's *almost* there, but its lack of unique character just doesn't help this beer make the cut.

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Photo of JRHope
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of NODAK
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is malty and sweet like you'd expect from the style. Quite a bit of caramel with a toasty presence there as well. Nothing out of the ordinary.

Taste isn't quite as sweet as the aroma would let in. It is, in fact, predominantly malty with a caramel malt base, but it's actually tempered pretty decently. There's also a toasty-biscuit quality that comes afterwards. Small twinge of hop bitterness at the finish on the sides of the tongue but very, very minor as it should be.

Marzens generally go by the book and this isn't too much different than most. Not too sweet, but pleasantly so...a little biscuit differentiates it from some others.

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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of ckollias
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a reddish-orange hue with a thick, frothy, 2-finger, white head that lingers for awhile, leaves a great trail down the glass, and ends in solid lace.

S: Spicy malty aroma – with hints of citrus and honey an a earthy hop nose.

T: Slightly sweet and mildly bitter brew. Hints of caramel and biscuity backbone.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: This is a really good oktoberfest – a little light on the flavor but very drinkable none the less.

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of OneEyedJack
5/5  rDev +38.9%

Oktober Fest from Stoudts Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 41.8% out of 100 with 457 ratings
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