Oktoberfest | Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's

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Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
Kentucky, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 19
Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Well I drank a bottle that was brewed in September of last year over the weekend and was surpried that it held up as well as it did.Poured into a mug a clear deep copper with anice looking one finger white crown that held pretty well.Aromas were malty sweet with caramel and sweet dough standing out.The flavors are also on the sweeter side with big caramel and that sweet dough coming into play again,I detected just a hint of spicy hops in the finish.Like alot of American versions of the style it's a little sweet,but I gotta say it aged pretty well.

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Photo of JMD
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A rich copper color with creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves nice lacing.

S: Sweet and malty aroma. Some carmel and butterscotch.

T: Big malt flavor. Layers of sweetness with toffee, butterscotch and carmel. Hints of vanilla as well. Finishes with a soft hop bite.

M: Smooth and creamy, more robust than your typical Oktoberfest.

D: This is an excellent Oktoberfest. Big malt flavors and great creamy texture. Another great offering from BBC. This is one of the best American made Ofests that I've tried.

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Photo of wcudwight
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Grafter and the Florida Gators for the chance to try this beer.
Umber in color with a faint cream color head. Appearance while not bad is uninteresting.
Heavy malty aroma with some whole grains and spices. The spices add a nice kick to the smell.
More hoppiness in the flavor than most Octoberfest beers. Flavor is grainy and balanced. I actually liked the extra hoppiness.
Mouthfeel is medium and the beer was easy enough to drink.

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Photo of chaunur
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice med amber pour in a pint glass, light brown creamy/frothy head that stayed with the beer. A pleasant scent that reminded my of cinnamon rolls. Full malted flavor with a hint of sweetness that was nicely offset with a bit of hoppiness. Wonderful texture and an above average drinkability.

Has this beer along with Sam Adams Oktoberfest, BlueMoons Harvest Moon and Spaten Marzen, All present agreed that this was the stand out in this grouping

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Photo of Spidey13
2.87/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Picked up a single bottle of this at Liquor Barn in Louisville. Pours a medium amber color with a very light tan head. A bit of lacing on the glass. It smells nice. Seemed to smell a bit more hops than the usual Oktoberfest. Mouthfeel is very thin and watery to me, with mid/low carbonation. The taste is a bit more bitter than the usual Oktoberfest, like the smell, with a lingering bitter aftertaste. The bitterness does calm down some as the beer warms up Overall, I was not very impressed with this beer. BBC puts out better stuff than this.

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Photo of John1985
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a chestnut brown with a decent head that reduces to a cover. Malty, bready aroma that makes you feel like you had come from a bakery. Taste is crisp, malt-dominated with a delicious roasted nutty flavored. Finish is balanced with some bitterness. Full bodied without being over filling. I enjoyed 3 of these at one sitting without getting bloated.

Best O-beer I've had in a while, reminds me of the early days of the Market Street Oktoberfest.

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

Nice to see 'Single Batch Series' beers comming out of Louisville KY. The Oktoberfest lives up to the steep American Micro Oktoberfests that are producte nowadays. The malts of the beer seem to bee well balanced between toasty Vienna style richness and standard sweet pilner barley malts. Hints of caramel, toastiness and savoryness hits the nose and the toung up front. The hops throw the beer off a bit with a mild citrus hint (oranges and mangos), but do add more variety and complexity to the brew while contributing quite a bit of bitterness. The beer is softly textured and creamy with mild hints of a grain / husk bite in the finish. Otherwise very clean, crisp, mellow, and flavorfull. A prime Autumn beer.

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Oktoberfest from Bluegrass Brewing Co. - East St. Matthew's
3.72 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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