Karl Strauss Oktoberfest Beer | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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109 Ratings
Karl Strauss Oktoberfest BeerKarl Strauss Oktoberfest Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
109
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
15.38%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of NeilSilber1
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
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 +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thomda11
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwbetts
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.54/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furlinator
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
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 -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of socon67
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of s4s
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mitzvahman72
4.73/5  rDev +34.8%
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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Photo of SensorySupernova
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ews3
3.14/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jheimiller
3.77/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jnila93
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sheenisgod
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of the_encinitan
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yspiff
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of yemenmocha
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of samturner
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of hunteraw
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of myelo
4/5  rDev +14%

On tap at Strauss Brewery restaurant in downtown San Diego. Clear amber bonze with thin tan head. Bready, nutty nose with slight floral hops. Vienna and Munich malt with mild tastiness balanced with subtle. Body is a bit thin. Overall a nice Marzan style lager. Would pair well with pork dishes.

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Photo of funkel81
4.16/5  rDev +18.5%

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Karl Strauss Oktoberfest Beer from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
3.51 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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