Left Hand Oktoberfest | Left Hand Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
1,214 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:
1,214
Reviews:
439
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
12.83%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
198
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,214 |  Reviews: 439
Photo of Sludgeman
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dactrius
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spoony
3.62/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 355 ml bottle (best by November 11, 2016) to a nonic glass.

A-The beer is a nice looking copper-amber color. Head is short and retention is short too. No lacing. I like the color, but I could use more foam.

S-The aroma is relatively earthy and subdued. It is malty with suggestions of barley, grain husk, biscuit, and just a little bit of honey sweetness. No hops to be found.

T-The taste is little sweeter than the smell would suggest. More honey and nut flavors to go with the aforementioned malted barley, husk, and biscuit. I taste a little tin on the finish.

M-The body is just heavier than average for the style. Carbonation is slightly low and semi-crisp. The beer drinks easily but it fills me up a bit and I'm not sure that I would want more than one or two.

O-This is a nice fall beer, but nothing stands out. The color is damn near perfect for the style, but everything else is merely average. I would not turn this away, but I would not seek it out, either.

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Photo of Holderness
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L -- Pours a medium amber with minimal head or lacing. No haziness whatsoever.
S -- Brown bread, pear, malt, almonds
T -- Malt with a slight hoppy aftertaste
F -- Remarkably similar in feel to an unfiltered ale, but with a dryer finish
O -- Boldness and high clarity of flavor make for a very sessionable beer

79/100

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Photo of SawDog505
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass. Pours a very attractive deep amber with a 2 inch off white head that leaves behind spotty lace.

Smell is caramel, almonds, brown sugar, dates, and toffee.

Taste follows sweet caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, and toffee.

Mouthfeel is probably medium, low carbonation, a little dry, and easy drinking.

Overall this is a very good beer, bold for the style, almost like a winter warmer.

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Photo of KevCan
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought a 6-pack of 12-oz. cans at Whole Foods in Arlington, VA. Best by 11/30/16.

Look: Copper reddish in color, clear, with healthy off-white head.

Smell: Malty, a bit of hops, a slight metallic penny smell.

Taste: Heavily malty, just enough hops, very clean from start to finish, a slightly metallic aftertaste.

Feel: Medium-high body, medium carbonation.

Overall: Solid Oktoberfest beer. Not one of my favorite styles, but well-done nonetheless.

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Photo of dannycohen62
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nater919
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gemini6
3.29/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hockeypuck
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewSTL
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stanale
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of puboflyons
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The Best By date was smudged but it looks like November 2016. Sampled on September 11, 2016. Serving around 40 degrees as they suggest.

The pour is an attractive looking mahogany amber but with only a small off-white head that fades fast.

Notable burnt caramel malt sweetness in the aroma. Low to no hop profile but this style does not require much in the way of hops.

Medium body.

Same very sweet caramel malt flavor with a kind of melted or burnt amber note in there. Quick mild bitter ending.

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Photo of runeatdrink
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thoglund
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akolb
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dewsby
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of telescifly
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KrissyKat6
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Malty, sweet.

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Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 1,214 ratings.
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