Karl Strauss Oktoberfest Beer | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States
karlstrauss.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,329
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
114
pDev:
15.06%
 
 
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4
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3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Trader Joe's:

Bready and malty but not too sweet like many Oktoberfestbiere. Very drinkable, though not to the point that I'd want to drink it by the litre at a bierfest (which is basically the point of the style).

B- / WORTHY

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eldoctorador
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.3/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy red with thin fading head, hoppy sweat notes and malty flavor... good Oktoberfest!

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4.24/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Darby's American Cantina, Redlands CA on 09/08/16.

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2.94/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.73/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Quick Take: With a bold honey color, it boasts a great balance of subtle bread malts and light fruity hops to round it out. A benchmark for Octoberfest beers outside of Germany! Another good Oktoberfest is from Sprecher Brewery in Wisconsin.

UPDATE: As of 2015, it is now more crisp, clean and slightly more carbonated, reflecting a more German Oktoberfest. Still tastes nicely balanced!

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3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.14/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 114 ratings