Left Hand Oktoberfest | Left Hand Brewing Company

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3.77/5
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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:
#19,643
Reviews:
457
Ratings:
1,256
pDev:
12.47%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
217
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0
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Ratings: 1,256 |  Reviews: 457
Photo of cambabeer
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was a great october fest. Very malty and crisp, nice carbonation. Deep ruby mahogany color and a thin head on the top. Mild lacing on the way down. Chives and cinnamon make up some nice undertones with the alcohol more noticeable to me than with many oktoberfests. Nice hop finish. Bought this as a single bottle... going back for a 6 pack tomorrow.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%

This poured a lovely orange with yellow hues in it and good clarity. Had a fat head that fell slowly and left lace. Simply gorgeous in the glass. Reminds me of a pretty girl with a stature if you will. Nose is tempting with a hefty hit of toasted bread crust first that gives way to some light but luscious caramel. A faint bit of herbal on the nose a small hint that the very kernel of this grain might just be a bit nutty. Tastes just like that. Smooth, malty, a grainy little edge and a light little herbal. Sweet too. Rounds out at the back palate with a faint bitter. Drying, dry and lingers with a bit of malty sweetness. Lovely, clean and very good. Medium mouthfeel that is thin meaning not thick or heavy. Perfect!

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Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of farondb
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of ImagenSeinfeld
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of misternebbie
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really enjoyed this, not easily found in my area, nice and coppery, more foamy than lacy in the glass, very complex flavors, bread caramel and pepper. I would love to try this one on tap, have only seen around me in bottles

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Photo of JLapadura
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JParlow
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DrBass
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Bierleichen
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of JasonL02
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Roxie_B
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
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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Photo of Dinobambam
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Sunn
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of tjb27
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Sambo4
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of OsoRojo
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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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Photo of logicalparadox
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
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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Photo of Sirath21
1.04/5  rDev -72.4%

Photo of Coytrain79
2.68/5  rDev -28.9%

Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,256 ratings
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