Left Hand Oktoberfest | Left Hand Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
1,220 Ratings
Left Hand OktoberfestLeft Hand Oktoberfest
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
Ratings:
1,220
Reviews:
442
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
200
For Trade:
0
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3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Left Hand Oktoberfest
Serving: Bottle
Looks: Clear warm amber with a small head that quickly dispersed into lace.
Smell: Pears and whole wheat bread predominate backed up by a hint of white grape skin.
Taste: Cracker like yeast, sweet pear and grape with some noble hops. A bit of earthiness and then a little kiss of sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Dry and effervescent.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Revisiting this beer after an initial tasting a few weeks back. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass...medium head, wonderful mild copper color. Nice aroma, malty with hints of spice. Classic Marzen body and taste. A very nice beer for this style, enjoyed best as the Fall sets in. Enjoy!

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

This Oktoberfest beer pours with a thick, luscious head that sticks to the glass; just what I love to see from a beer. A nice color, with aromas of biscuity, toasted grains and a faint sweetness. Flavors of grain predominate, with hints of cotton candy in the back. A nice offering of this style! One worth a second (or third!) try!.

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3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Malt bomb with a profile that's both sweet and clean. Smells like fall, a blend of pumpkin and stewed apple under a blanket of bread dough. As for the palate, it's all about rich malt character: buttery pie crust, pumpernickel, wheat toast, hints of apricot, marshmallow, and jammy stone fruit. Hops are faint, slightly peppering the back end of the profile for a more clean, balanced finish (though the beer as a whole is nowhere near dry). A little on the sweet side for me, but that's its only flaw - everything else spells great drinking.

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Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,220 ratings.
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