Oktoberfest | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Washington, United States
pyramidbrew.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Wasatch on 08-24-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
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3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. Clear amber pour, about a half finger of white head. Retained pretty well.

Aroma, caramel, malt, yellow raisin. Not real potent though.

Taste, malt, much more toasty. Toffee and toasted malt, a little bitter chocolate. Some herbally bitter hops.

About mid bodied, correct carbonation. Drinks very easy.

Maybe a little sharp with the bitter, but overall this was pretty nice.

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3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a deep rusty garnet with a thin foamy white cap. Mild lace left behind. The nose is sweet and bready. Notes of caramel, coffee cake, light mineral aromas. Decent body. Moderate heft with ample carbonation. Light bubble play on the tongue.

This beer is a bounty of sweet malts, as expected with this style. The flavors are all pronounced, rather than muted as many of this genre can be. Big flavors of toffee, biscuits, and a mild fruity quality closes it out. The flavors all work together, making this a well-balanced beer. A good Marzen that I'd get again for sure.

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3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

09/09/2014 update: Has nobody tasted this yet this fall? I was again surprised how flavorful and quaffable this is. Just malty enough with a hint of sweet caramel and a brambly aftertaste. $3.19 fo 22 oz at the Fred Meyer supermarket. Such a deal!
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Lovely dark amber in the narrow Crooked Line tulip. Fine, creamy carbonation with nice lacing down the glass. A pleasant woodsy aroma. Sudsy with a full mouthfeel.

Caramel taste but cut with a bitter flavor. Bitter and tangy from the start, which counters the malty sweetness. Taste bigger and richer to go with the fairtly robust alcohol. Bitterness all the way through the flavors, but not at all the flowery IPA sort. More earthy and woody.

Outstanding example of this often-insipid style. From the 12 oz bottle bought at the new Ralph's supermarket in San Clemente, which has quite a few 12 oz singles.

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3.76/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams tasting glass. The label lists the abv at 6.7%.Appearance:The body has a nice amber color with good clarity and a small white head. The head settles down quickly and just a light ring of foam remains. Smell: The aroma has notes of light grain, fresh bread and light caramel like sweetness. Taste / Palate: It has a nice mild bready and caramel maltiness up front and mild dry leafy hops with a slight earthy character in the finish.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, cloudy, golden/amber/brown color with orange highlights, and a quarter of a finger of off-white head, speckled with more orange highlights, that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Very malty and bready, with notes of caramel, toffee and floral notes of clover and parsley.

Taste: Very malty and bready up front, like fresh pretzels, followed by some caramel-like sweetness, finished by some beautifully balanced hoppy bitterness. There’s a long finish to this beer too. Very, very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 6.7%, there is just the slightest hint of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I have to admit that Pyramid is one of my least favorite breweries, as they’re beers tend to be too hoppy for my taste. That being said, their Oktoberfest beer is really good. It’s beautifully balanced between the malty and the hoppy. Very, very tasty!

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3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a nice beer for its class. It has a nice nose and a wonderful malty taste. It seems to lack a head but perhaps that was because it was poured in a hurry into the glass. I was served this beer and did not pour it myself. I liked the wonderful fruity aroma of this beer and will drink more of it when it is available.

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Photo of obrike
3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought a single at HEB in Round Rock.

Dark abmer/honey pour in my 512 pint glass. Decent head, but faded pretty quickly. Specks of lacing and a very thin off white head remained for duration.

Clean malty scent...a bit of carmel and spice...maybe nutmeg or cinnamon...a little faded though.

Malt is certainly pronounced on the taste...right in front. Crisp, clean, toasty caramel, lightly hopped for balance...but a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Certainly does not throw off the feel though. This one is uber smooth...goes down easy. I also like the extra kick of booze in this one.

Pyramid did an admirable job with this Marzen...one of their better brews.

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3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice slightly hazy dark golden amber color, nice carbonation, with a nice little fizzy off-white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with a slight touch of hops, slight touch of citrus, and caramel. The taste is malty, slightly hoppy, with some citrus/caramel notes. Medium body, nice crisp feel. Overall, a pretty tasty brew, I think it's ABV is alittle high for a Marzen, but...

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3.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

No pyramid hating here. From a bomber, and pours a burnt reddish copper color and pillow head that lingers until last sip. Taste is malty, slight spice, toffee, and a hint of bitterness. Larger yeast is welcomed and appreciated in this beer. Good beer and great price.

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Oktoberfest from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
3.41 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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