Brooklyn Oktoberfest | Brooklyn Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
When Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria wanted to celebrate his wedding engagement in 1810, he did what any good Bavarian prince would – he threw a beer festival. Both the festival and the special beer served there became known as Oktoberfest. Brewed from the finest German malt and hops, Brooklyn Oktoberfest is true to the original style, fullbodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,706
Reviews:
799
Ratings:
1,774
pDev:
12.12%
 
 
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40
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270
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Photo of heerboth
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GratefulFC
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light brown. Smell is hops and oranges. Taste is malt, hops and oranges.

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Photo of marcbosch
3.01/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: tan orange/pale red. Head faded pretty quickly.
Smell: malt and noble hops. Malt is somewhat toasty, pretty much as expected.
Taste: somewhat meh, reminds me too much of your average strong Euro lager. A respectable malty backbone (brown bread, perhaps biscuits) and some grassy hops. Not bad, but I was expecting more. There's something I associate with cheap strong lager but I can't exactly say what, just something that feels a bit off.
Feel: as expected, smooth, medium bodied, dry finish. Quite textbook.
Overall: good, not impressive. Still, very quaffable which is in style.

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Photo of hman43
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: It pours reddish cooper and clear. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: There aromas feature bread and bread crusts. There is a very low background fruit like apple.

Taste: It has flavors that feature toast with some floral and herbal notes. There is also a slight bit of apple in the background.

Feel: It has a smooth texture with moderate carbonation. It finishes somewhat dry.

Overall, this is a toasty combination with floral and herbal notes.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L-The beer pours a deep crystal clear amber. The head forms 2 fingers of off white bubbles which recede to a thin ring with large central island. Lacing is minimal.
S-The nose underwhelming. There is a faint malt presence which comes across more bready than sweet.
T-The malt presence is a little more prominent here than on the nose. The hops never really break the surface and the beer finishes dry with that slight sweetness.
F- Mouthfeel overall is light. Carbonation is medium and slightly prickly.
O- The beer comes off as a slightly less sweet version of Sam Adams Octo. The mouthfeel is pretty lacking which is also a detriment. A middle of the road octoberfest which is drinkable, but otherwise unremarkable.

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Photo of ian_graf
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mississippi
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluehende
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Branlott42
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, burgundy color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, floral notes and toffee. Sweet toffee, toasted caramel with a nice bitter bite.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle BB FEB 2019
Poured into a dimpled mug clearly shows rising bubbles in an orangish-amber body and the 1/4in off-white foam falls quickly to an edge-hugging ring.

Aroma is caramel and bready malt

Flavor is a pleasing hop and malt balance with a hint of something like smoke.

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation, clean finishing, and begging for more.

Overall a very nice easy drinker.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Claude-Irishman
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks a ruddy copper color with quickly dissipating foamy white head. Smell is very muted,Mild hops,malts,earthy.Taste is quite good, nice hop presence, caramel malts in the finish not cloyingly sweet, Feels well carbonated, not slick or viscous(almost semi dry finish) Overall this is a good example of a fest beer. Not as good as some, better than most. Would have again.

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Photo of matcris
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

LOOKS: Pours a beautiful, crystal clear, deep copper, up to the light. 2 finger, eggshell head, that sticks around. Fair amount of lacing follows the beer down the glass.
AROMA: Grassy hops, toasted malt, biscuits, and a little caramel. Smells nice!
TASTE: Sweet caramel for days, but, not cloying. Mild grassy hops, cracker bread.
FEEL: Moderate carbonation, medium thin body, and dry on the finish.
OVERALL: Just slightly too thin on the body, or maybe just not enough carbonation. Still, a really nice Marzen.

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Photo of Ponody13
3.01/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Caramel and malt flavors take the lead on this seasonal beer, the beautiful amber body does a lot for the eyes as the palate is enveloped in the thin frothy head

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thebeers
3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark amber with a finger-and-a-half of tan head. Nice rings of lacing.

Lightly bready aroma with hints of yeast and malt sweetness.

Nice clean taste with just a hint of molasses, a little crusty Italian bread and moderately strong bitterness for the style.

Medium bodied with good carbonation.

I'd be happy to put back a few of these. It has a clean taste, but is a touch more bitter than traditional.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark and vibrant amber color with thick, fluffy head.

Smell is malty and bready with notes of floral hops and some apricots.

Taste is malty with some notes of rye and florl bitterness. Quite watery and mild though.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin, well carbonated.

Overall, not bad, but too watery and thin.

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Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaktcc
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jmarko579
3.94/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 1,774 ratings