Left Hand Oktoberfest | Left Hand Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
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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:
197
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of barczar
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant deep caramel with a dense cream head that lingers.

Deeply toasted, nutty malt and light fruity yeast esters form the initial aroma. Floral hops added complexity as it warms. Lacks the rich melanoidin character found in better examples.

Flavor reveals banana/bubblegum esters initially, which I thought I caught a hint off in the nose. Malt character is somewhat complex, nutty and toasted. Starts on the sweet side, but the bready character dries out the finish, and there's a touch of hop bitterness. Metallic notes emerge.

Body is on the full side, with moderate carbonation and light alcohol warmth.

Malt forward, as expected, with good toasted character, but the esters and metallic notes are slightly offputting. Had they not been present, this would've fared better.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, some sweetness. Taste is of malts, a bit of spice, toasty, some alcohol is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer, a bit stronger than most of this style, but still highly drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Jason
4.26/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Look: Clear brass color, excellent lacing

Smell: Clean, deep maltiness, faint taffy, loaf of bread, peppery, faint whiff of alcohol

Taste: Super clean, lots of bready tones, crust and toast, noticeable hop bitterness, herbal flavor, mild spice, nutty graininess, drying and still very clean aftertaste

Superb, one of the best of its style. Great job guys!!

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of BierStein711
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smooth beer

This bottle was poured into my dimpled pint, the appearance is dark brown, off white head, this was a thick beer

Smells: bread, pretzels, malt,toast, spicy hop

Taste: Malty, toasty, bready, with a spicy hop finish.

Mouthfeel: thick

Overall, this was fine, but I wasn't too blown away.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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