Brooklyn Oktoberfest | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn OktoberfestBrooklyn Oktoberfest
BA SCORE
44.7%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 1,730 ratings
Brooklyn OktoberfestBrooklyn Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,239
Reviews:
779
Ratings:
1,730
Liked:
774
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
12.09%
Alströms:
3.38
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
260
Trade:
0
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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MustangPauli
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mynie
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Dark tawny amber, pretty hazy. Small white head that dies rather quickly. Kind of a limp pour for the style.

Smells rather tame for the style. Like, Michelob Amber Bock-level tame, where there's like the smallest hint of malt complexity there, and it might have seemed bold to un-initiated back in 1998, but now it just don't cut it. That's not fair, I realize. Brooklyn's are OG, so far as American craft is concerned. They've been bringing it for a long long while and they probably feel like they can't bolden up their classic recipes. I get that. But... I've also had American-made marzens that are older than this, such as Millstream's, that have either evolved over time or were just that freakin' bold that freakin' long ago, so I can't give this one a full pass.

Anyhow, digression aside, this tastes okay. Livelier than the aroma, certainly more interesting than Amber Bock, but still pretty darn tame for the style.

Kudos to beers like this starting the wonderful style that is the American marzen. But, even considering the recipe's age, it's too tame.

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Photo of AuntBea
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Riff
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, amber color with a little bit of white head that fades to a small amount of lacing. Smells of malts, a little spice, and some toffee. Taste is biscuit and a little bit of caramel. Lighter body, fair amount of carbonation. Solid beer, but one note, fairly average as far as Oktoberfest beers go. Wouldn't turn it down if offered, not sure I'd buy another one though as there are better examples out there.

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Photo of teromous
3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The neck of the bottle says: "BB JAN 2018 2017 09:34"

Appearance: It has a large fluffy very light tan head with amazing retention and lacing. The body of the beer is a dark brown with hues of reddish orange. It is picture perfect.

Aroma: There is a mild spicy and noble hop aroma from the beer with just a touch of a flowery scent.

Taste: It has a light biscuit flavor.

Mouthfeel: It feels a bit lighter than the standard Oktoberfestbier. The carbonation feels right though.

Overall: It's a fairly average Oktoberfestbier. There are far better ones on the market so I probably wouldn't pick it up again. It's good enough to drink if somebody hands you one but I wouldn't really recommend going out and buying it.

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3.22/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice amber/honey color with a decent head that dissipated quickly. I'm no beer expert, but I'm trying as hard as I can to get something on the nose, but I can honestly not smell much of this beer. Malty taste, maybe caramel? Light bodied with heavy carbonation. Overall, pretty forgettable. I won't turn it down if it's offered to me in the future, but I won't buy it for myself.

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Photo of nater919
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of madelf66
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GStone899
3.41/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's good. Not as full bodied our flavors as other Oktoberfest beers bit it's good.

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Photo of TooGood
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkblr
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle bb January 2018 poured into a .5L krug at fridge temp 5.5% ABV. The beer pours a mostly bright, honey amber color with off white head. Head disappears quickly leaving a faint ring around the glass and little lacing. The aroma is toffee and caramel with no hope character. The taste is deep with toasted malt. It stays with that flavor from start to finish and leaves a dry toasty aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin to medium in body, well carbonated and dry. Very dry. Overall, good beer, but not a great Marzen. The one dimensional taste and lack of a bready or pronounced malt taste before the dry finish keeps this one from being a contender.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a hazy brown body that yields a small half finger white head slowly dissipates into the body after a half minute. Some spider web lacing is left. The smell had some earthy breadiness and nuts up front with some nutmeg and caramel slightly in the background. The taste had an earthy breadiness that came back a bit more up front than the other flavorings. The palate was about a light to medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. I would say this is a pretty drinkable beer. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that I would have again.

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Photo of Zach136
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnyaS
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicagoish
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.11/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

**
09/30/2012

AROMA: Allspice, pumpkin.
LOOK: Light Brown Color, Little head.
TASTE: Allspice, pumpkin, nutmeg.
FEEL: Weak Carbonation.
On tap at Charlie Browns, Hamilton NJ.
**

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Malacant
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not bad, not good. A forgettable one, but am oktoberfest nonetheless.

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Brooklyn Oktoberfest from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 44.7% out of 100 with 1,730 ratings
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