Oktoberfest | Left Hand Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
lefthandbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is no festivus for the restivus, on the contrary, we start brewing in the spring and it takes a full two months to reach lagered perfection. Biscuity, malty goodness dominates upfront while the noble pedigree hops lend a properly spicy, dry finish.

Added by rowew on 08-22-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,096
Reviews:
459
Ratings:
1,263
pDev:
12.47%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
217
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Photo of QuakeAttack
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can best before 11-18-18
1/2" off white head with short retention, falls to a pool in the center of the deep copper colored, clear Marzen.
Loads of caramel, full malty nose...a touch of floral and maybe a hint of spice.
Malt attack....rich, caramel, toasted grain. Hop spice shows up between midway and the finish. Clean flavors, malt and hops working together well here.
Full body, low to mid carbonation range. Malty finish but not overly sweet....hops come in and get the job done.
Enjoyable American made Oktoberfest...Left Hand does a great job throughout their line up.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npdevil27
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DigitGrowler
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of basaywhat
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a very small off white head that dissipated very quickly. The aroma is brown bread and caramel. The taste is very similar to the aroma.

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Photo of scott_qua_scott
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fisherbray
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KTCamm
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

9/24/17...pours dep auburn red. light foam lays down. Bready malty nose. Light caramels. Malt loaded, with a sugary caramel sweetness rounded off by a quick peppery bite. Toasty. Largely clean but the hop really closes hard. Nicely made Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Kubishark
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisterBookman
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCT
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wonderfully brilliant dark copper body with perfect clarity. 1 1/2 finger beige head.
Malty and toasty with some bitter caramel sweetness.
Bready and malty in the flavor. A touch of French caramel, a touch of taffy. Just enough of a medicinal hop character to balance things out. The finish is a dry graininess with a touch of spice and a nuttiness throughout.
The soft and pillowy mouth feel is on point and with the right amount of carbonation to keep the layered but delicate malts from becoming heavy.

If only this beer had that malty, bready lingering satisfaction I look for it would be at the head of the class. Definitely one of the better domestic Marzens out there.

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Photo of 1angrydwarf
2.93/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have tried this beer 3 times and have yet to think it tastes anything better than average or worse. I found it to have a strong alcohol flavor in a bad way. The everything else seemed muted. Might try it a fourth. I am a huge fan of the style but this just didn't do it for me. YMMV

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Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a clear light brown, with a small white head, and a good bit of lacing.

This smells like bittersweet caramel, spicy brown bread, and spicy hops.

This is definitely a little bit too sweet for the style, but it's still very good. It's got caramel leading the way, with a healthy dose of spicy hops keeping it very balanced, and a nice amount of breadiness.

This is medium bodied, crisp and pretty clean, with a good level of carbonation.

This is definitely one of the better domestic examples of the style. Not the best, but very close.

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Photo of VicVinegar
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep copper color with a thinner white head from tap. Nutty and toasted malt in the nose of this brew. Sweet caramel malt flavored brew with some hop bitterness on the edge of this brew. This beer has more body than most Oktoberfest beers which is a plus with a decent amount of carbonation.

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter, this beer was a dark brown with a modest off white head. There was a bit of lace.
Sweet malt aroma.
Caramel taste Not much in the way of hops.
Medium-bodied. Sweet.

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Photo of RozzieBoy
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L - See-through copper pour with two-finger, light tan head. No lacing, which was a little disappointing.
S - Bready malt with minimal hop noticability.
T - Malt forward and a little sweet.
F - Medium bodied with minimum carbonation.
O - A good beer overall. Probably a good drink by the fire beer (which I didn't do tonight). Worth having again.

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Photo of Klister
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lobos62
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,263 ratings