Oktoberfest | Left Hand Brewing Company

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Left Hand Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding Oktoberfest, probably my favorite one thus far. This is one of my most preferred styles, and Left Hand knocks it out of the park. Make sure you try this one in the fall. A good friend who usually stays away from anything in this realm tried this and declared "that is a damn good Oktoberfest", so there's all the endorsement you need.

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4.86/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - This deep ruby brew is topped with a short lived one finger head. This is a pretty hue, but it's unfortunate that the head is so small since I poured this VERY aggressively into my big snifter. Swirling helps the head build back up to a solid finger after falling down to a wispy haze, and some very good looking crusty lace sticks to the glass like super glue.

S - Malty as hell with hints of brown sugar, caramel, toffee, and cinnamon. In my opinion, this is what O-Fests are all about.... malty caramely goodness with a nice "autumn leaf" hop note playing second fiddle. This fits the stlye to a "T" and I could go on smelling this one for hours. There are some complimentary nutmeg, cinnamon, toffee, and mineral notes going on here, with a gentle touch of what almost seems to be bubblegum. This kicks ass.

T - Brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, caramel, toffee, light mineral undertones, and a really nice but tastefully understated dose of "wet-brown-leaf" hops. I hail from an area of the country known for it's historically German population and the abundance of German lager-brewing mastery, and I have to give props to a Colorado brewery for showing restraint with the hops (for once) and brewing a genuinely malty and tasty O-Fest. For the record... I loves my hops, but for this style, (which happens to be one of my favorites), malt is king, and Left Hand is doing everything in their power to outdo the Germans themselves!

M - Medium bodied, firm, biscuity, and solid. This is EXACTLY what a good session beer should feel like... not oppressing and heavy, but far from light bodied. Carbonation is restrained and silken, while the finish is sweet and full of carrot cake notes. Whoo! This is good!

D - As if you haven't noticed, I've been really impressed with this brew. This is one of the most sessionable beers in this most sessionable of styles. Could be a new "go-to" beer for me.

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Pours a rich, clear, dark honey-brown with a thin but somewhat persistent head. Aroma is strong, malty and spicy - I got hints of cloves and cinnamon - with a touch of hops. Flavor is rich, mouth-filling, mainly malty, with spicy undertones. Smooth and very pleasing, this is an excellent autumn beer.

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The perfect Oktoberfest. My favorite iteration of the style

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Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,257 ratings