Left Hand Oktoberfest | Left Hand Brewing Company

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3.77/5
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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
Ranking:
#19,102
Reviews:
457
Ratings:
1,254
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
4.27
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
216
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Photo of scotorum
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best By 12/26/14. Bought about two months ago in a mixed six.

Eye-catching label graphic of an open-mouthed jungle cat.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a: Clear copper with a finger plus thick offwhite head which receded to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Bread crust.

t; Bready to caramel up front with some hop bite following. Finish is mostly dry. Light fruit notes develop later.

m: Medium with good body and some carbonation tingle.

o: A solid Marzen which I'm drinking a bit late for the season but which still works as a good dinner brew with fried scallops and baked potato.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.39/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Bradrey5
3.1/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Mixed six from Plantation Total Wine

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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.12/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of dditto2
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tillmac62
4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

BBD 12/4/14. Clear amber pour with a beautiful dark ruby cast. Normal head and retention, excellent lacing. Light nose of biscuit with caramel hints over a faint pear like citric note. Almost medium body with a distinct creamy texture. Heavier than most Oktoberfests, which is a plus. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescence throughout. The wonderful flavor profile is intense, complex and well balanced. It begins with a burst of biscuit against a caramel backbone that effervesces into a mild bitterness in the middle. The bitterness is herbal in nature (with a bit of rind), gives the tongue a nice tart pucker, then releases into pear notes. The finish is clean and leaves you with a mild bitterness over a faint biscuit sweetness that is somewhat dry. One of best!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.26/5  rDev +13%

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

This is a decent Marzen.....sweet balanced by maize malt base. The beer was a rich clear amber with thin head....that did not lace. Body was medium with decent carbonation. Overall...it was good.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of churchillps
4.75/5  rDev +26%

The perfect Oktoberfest. My favorite iteration of the style

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3.28/5  rDev -13%

Left Hand Oktoberfest from Left Hand Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,254 ratings
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