Brooklyn Oktoberfest | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn OktoberfestBrooklyn Oktoberfest

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-30-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Deep toned copper in color, with a robust, persistent, off-white head, scattered patchy lacing, and clouds of small, slow-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Lots of toasted malt and dark bread and earthy, spicy, fragrant herbal hops, it smells like the first brisk, cool day of autumn.

Taste: Opens with toasted malt and dark bread flavors, these flavors carry throughout the taste. Late in the taste, there is a mild, spicy note. Finishes with a mild, lingering medicinal hop note.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, pleasant, just a touch thin.

Drinkability/notes: A decent example, quite drinkable.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a standard Pilsener glass.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from old notes. 12oz bottle poured into a seidel.

A: Pours a deep orange with brown hues, the color of fall. An aggressive pour yields a huge off-white head that settles into a very respectable two-inch crown. Great retention. Clumps of lacing glue themselves to the glass.

S: Very rich and malty, rife with hearty scents of bread, grain, and notes of toffee and caramel. Slight metallic edge. maybe a touch of earthy, nutty yeast. Hop smells are grassy and hay-like.

T: Bready malt tastes at the outset turn sweet and caramel-like, then grainy. Toasted malt tastes of bread crust creep in toward the end of the malt onslaught. Hop tastes of grass and hay provide balance. Quick flare of earthy/spicy hop tastes and a flash of citrus elaborate. Nutty earthiness now seems like more of a malt nuance than a yeast contribution. Finishes with tastes of grain, bread crust, and grass.

M: Medium bodied, a touch buttery, a bit chewy. On the thicker end of today's oktoberfest spectrum, yet it still remains quaffable.

O: An oktoberfest worthy of much praise. Layers of malt complexity. Excellent.

Notes: This has consistently been my favorite oktoberfest beer over the last few years. Far from just another token seasonal; it's a very true to style offering that sets itself apart with a deep, rich maltiness that is rarely seen these days. Not at all watery or bland, as is the recent trend in the style, nor is it a bastardized American gimmick of a beer as so many tend to be.

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Brooklyn Oktoberfest from Brooklyn Brewery
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