Oktoberfest | Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

OktoberfestOktoberfest
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62.1%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 132 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Wisconsin, United States
hinterlandbeer.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Joe, our Brew Master, went to Munich for a few days of inspiration for this Vienna style beer. He came back 3 weeks later, a little cloudy but focused on nailing this now popular brew.

MALT: Vienna, 2 Row, Carafoam, Dark Wheat, Melanoidin
HOPS: Hallertau

22 IBU

Added by BeerFMAndy on 09-19-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,869
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
132
Liked:
82
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
13.6%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 46
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.83/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint. No date or info.

A - A very slight chill haze forms over the brightly colored golden orange beer. A frothy head billows up to two fingers right away and lowers slowly while leaving sticky lace left over.

S - Hearty Munch and Vienna malts give the aroma a rich malty profile right off the bat. Hints of biscuit and caramel add depth while the open bouquet from the noble hops balances it out. Crisp and refreshing smelling, Hinterland's Oktoberfest is inviting and classic.

T - The flavor mirrors the aroma in both balance and awesomeness. Rich maltiness is voluptuous, showcasing toastiness with subtle biscuit and mellow caramel behind. It's the floral and lightly citrusy hops, leaning with fantastic balance, that finish out, all while remaining quite drinkable.

M - Medium-light bodied and fairly carbonated with a slightly dry finish, Hinterland's Oktoberfest is crisp and refreshing just like the fall weather it's released during.

O - Hinterland has done it again! Aside from the usual undertones of sulfur found in the classics, Hinterland's version is incredibly reminiscent of a German Oktoberfest straight from Deutschland and would stand up to any of their classics. A winner and easily one of my favorites this season, this smooth and drinkable German-style session beer packs a flavor punch into a liter drinking lager. Prosit!

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of sweemzander
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this one!

(A)- Pours a clear orange copper color that produced a great sized white foamy head with good retention behind it. Minimal lacing.

(S)- A nice aroma. Dry, with a crisp rustic thing going on. Hints of a nuttiness like walnuts.

(T)- Same as the smell. A good nutty presence. Finishes dry and lightly malty. Minimal bitterness.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Dry, but has a smooth crisp feel.

(D)- Quite honestly, this is seriously on point for style and a great American made Oktoberfest. Very true to style and just damn tasty.

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4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer has a touch of haze to the deep orange body and a thin film of foam that is a bit fizzy and a slow sea of microbubbles.

S- The Vienna malt has a touch of honey malt support to it. There is a hint of green hops in the finish.

T- The Pils malt has some nice cracker and biscuit notes and a dry crisp green spicy noble hop finish.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a creamy texture from the tight fizz and no alcohol heat. There is a sweetness to the malt that is enhanced by the fizz.

O- The great fresh malt flavor has nice depth and good character with a good Saaz hop support. There is a touch of sweetness that really enhances the malt flavor.

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4.41/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy deep golden. Thin off white head. I prefer ofests cleary and darker. Aroma is very nice. Breadiness, vienna malt, biscuit. Full bodied beer and full flavored. Really coats the mouth with maltiness. Rich and bready. Smooth lagered flavor as well. This one is a pleasant surprise.

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Photo of Onenote81
4.4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to BeerFMAndy for this beer in a surprise box that landed at my door! It looks like he hooked up a lot of BAs with this one. One of the best traders out there...

Bottle split with my wife. Poured my allotment into a giant mug. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber/orange with a thick, foamy, white head on top. Retained fair enough; left no lace behind. Scents of grains, sweet caramel, brown sugar.

Great mellow smoothness in the body. Perfect heft for this style. Superb balance in flavor, as the sweetness comes forward, but not cloyingly. Mild bitterness with just the right amount of hop presence. Finish was bready and warming. Absolute splendid Festbier. My favorite of the year, and maybe my favorite O'fest over all. Kickin' good beer. Thanks, Andy.

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Photo of gonuts31
4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle from Binny's South Loop along with some other Hinterland offerings. Love the pint sized 4packs. Not just for their seasonals, but all Hinterland beers come in this size/quantity.

Pours a pretty deep orange, small head, but still leaves a great lacing. Looks delicious.

I get some sweet, caramel scents right away, but balanced with a touch of grain. Pretty excited to put this to the lips.

Tastes like it looks, delicious. The balance is perfect between the sweet, almost brown sugar flavor and grain like a typical lager.

Very smooth and drinkable to the mouth.

Even though the Oktoberfest isn't my favorite style, I could see myself sticking with this one for awhile. Glad I got a couple more left.

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4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Cardinal Bar. Superb. Simply superb. Best Oktoberfest I've had this year.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big bread crust nose, brilliant orange-gold, 2” foam cap, a big dose of bread crust on the palate spreads across your mouth and then dries out. Excellent lace, no fruit, esters, etc. clean, smooth, malt driven, medium body, very drinkable, dry, linering malt finish, more bread crust than toast. Nice range of malt flavors, some spice from the hops but not a big hop presence.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lightly chill-hazed, brassy orange with a proud mound of off-white suds that stay a while and leave patches of lacework.
Doughy aromatics, semi-toasty, with sweeter touches of caramel-glazed nuts. A light gourd-like pulpiness lies deeper in. Hops are slight, but add traces of brown leaves. Cliche, yes, but this smells like Autumn.
A floury dinner-roll breadiness is the first thing the tongue senses. It turns gently toasted as hues of cashews and walnuts arrive. This is so soft in the mouth. It loses its footing for a moment in the middle, as the yeast brings an idea of oxidized brown bags and semi-sour pumpkin notes. It's minor- almost nitpicky- and it's over quickly. No big deal. Maltiness resumes, all honeyed nuts and grains. Hops add just a dab of twiggy, browned bitterness.
Silken, soft, medium feel with an unintrusive lowly carbonation that stays the course.
The 16oz bottles are well appreciated and well consumed. I wish more breweries would go this route, as it's my favorite packaging size.
Despite its one small stumble, this is still a very good Oktoberfest. But I can't help thinking that without it, I might be calling it something even more special.

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4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks go out to BeerFMAndy for this beer.

It glugged into a half liter Spaten glass, which looks made for this beer. An inch of fluffy off-white foam results, leaving a soapy web of lace on the opposite side of the glass. Bright copper, nice clarity. Textbook appearance for an Oktoberfest, in my opinion. Foam is fluffy at first, then fades down to a skim, eventually breaking up across the surface.

Warm buttered bread aroma, slightly floral traces of hops, clean and pleasant. Flavor is nutty, slightly fruity, with a moderate bitterness. Bready malts form the base, and a light noble hop character keeps things interesting. Dries out a bit in the finish. Well balanced and not overly sweet as some can be. Medium bodied and extremely drinkable. Great for pairing with a meal. Clean and classic example of an Oktoberfest, slightly more hopped than your average import.

Wisconsin and German beer styles go hand in hand...

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4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Ri0
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber/brown with a thin tan head. Nice aroma of toasted malt and noble hops that remind me of German Marzens. There is a bit of sweetness, but nothing like many American styles. Quite toasty with a clean caramel malt and earthy noble hops. The finish is crisp and dry with a medium feel. I'd put this just behind New Glarus Stahorn.

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Oktoberfest from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
Beer rating: 62.1% out of 100 with 132 ratings
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