Dominion Octoberfest! | Old Dominion Brewing Company

Dominion Octoberfest!Dominion Octoberfest!
BA SCORE
3.56/5
257 Ratings
Dominion Octoberfest!Dominion Octoberfest!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Dominion Brewing Company
Delaware, United States
olddominion.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Autumn Seasonal beer is a traditional Maerzen style lager. We use eight types of imported German malts and four hop varieties to create this amber-colored fest beer.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,407
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
257
pDev:
12.92%
Bros Score:
3.53
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Xach
2.99/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

First review!

A - Katie really liked the color, thought it was a nice amber. This is our first tasting, so we didn't really check out the pour. 4 was compromise, I thought it looked a little flat.

S - I thought it had a slightly... old smell? Didn't really like the smell at all. Katie felt it had a toasty smell, but very faint.

T - It wasn't a great taste, just slightly better than ok. Probably could've gone lower here.

M - It was slightly under-carbonated which Katie didn't like. I thought it was pretty smooth, but otherwise, not a great mouthfeel

O - Very average. I was feeling a bit lower, but Katie thought it was a nice middle ground for us to rate future beers against.

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Photo of Jason
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Look: Thin frothing, rudy amber hue

Smell: Mild sweetness, grassy, malty breadiness, mild herbal hop, toasted bread

Taste: Decent smoothness, clean graininess, fresh bread, toasted grain, full-on maltiness, subtle herbal hops flavor, balancing hop bitterness, bread crust finish, ends dry

A good O-fest, hits all of the right buttons but does not exactly wow. Still a good rendition to check out.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of brewerburgundy
2.54/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle, glass jar, bottled 8/17/13.

It's a nice, deep orange amber. The head is loose bubbles and doesn't have much staying power.

Aroma is slightly grainy and lager-like; barely there.

It's a bit nutty with a little of the herbal numbing noble hop in the tail end. Dry cracker yeast. There isn't an abundance of flavor either.

Typical lager lightness and effervescence.

My overall impression is typical low-flavor lager with more caramel or maybe Munich malt added.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of streetcommander
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank from pilsner glass at 44-60F.

Malt, toast, bread. ...I swear a hint of rye. Very mild noble hop on the nose.

Nicely carbonated, with an assertive mouthfeel. The malt and Simcoe type hop prevail. The warmer it gets the more balanced and complex it becomes. Very nice. No syrup or over caramelized grain taste on finish.

Very sessionable. Little too pricey at $9 a six.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

date reviewed: 31 January 2013...
glassware: standard pilsner...
occasion: last 30 Rock ever...cannot quantify the sadness...
appearance: ambitiously bubbling copper body with a thcik, fluffy off-white head--sediment seems present...
aroma: pleasantly malty; sharply incisive at the throat--not a boring stand-still lager....
palate: short notes: mellow and smooth, nice a nice cigar...
taste: pearish, fruity, and surprisingly complex....some of it works, some of it trifles...
overall: a pleasant beer to experience and revisit--quite a sessionable drink...

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Dominion Octoberfest! from Old Dominion Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 257 ratings
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