Brooklyn Oktoberfest | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn OktoberfestBrooklyn Oktoberfest
1,738 Ratings
Brooklyn OktoberfestBrooklyn Oktoberfest

Brewed by:
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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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


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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Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bogdawg
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of chinchill
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap in Greenville, SC.
Pours with a clear dark amber body topped by a bubbly (soapy) head.
Aroma: baked bread and toffee
Flavor: like the aroma stronger. Theres a load of caramel alts in this. Excellent bitter/sweet balance. Modest complexity.
Feel: medium body. Smooth.

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Photo of drtth
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer is served in a Shaker pint glass a nice clear dark amber color with a 1/2" light tan head that visibly recedes to a think layer on the surface. Sipping leaves little lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aromas include bready. caramel and some earthy, grassy notes in the background.

The flavors are as expected from the nose and there is initially a touch of sweetness that becomes slightly bitter and has a hit of almost metallic flavor as well.

The mouth feel is medium bodied and smooth with some persistent moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness fades to leave the light bitterness to interact with the bready, caramel flavors as all fade away. There is also a light, almost metallic tang that emerges and disappears well before the crisp, clean ending.

Overall this seems to be a reasonable US brewed version of the style and I could easily have had a second. But that said I'll probably not be seeking it out since we have a few brewed locally that are as good and a few that I enjoy more than this one.

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

Photo of Jkolls
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hdf561
3.12/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a pint glass dark amber with no lacing and a minimal head that dissipates rapidly

Smell is Carmel, spice, roasted nut.

Taste spice, hops, smooth but with a little bite at the end but a warm feeling I expect from these beers.

Overall this is a good offering, very good representative of the style

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brooklyn Oktoberfest brewed by Brooklyn Brewery, with an ABV of 5.50% This Oktoberfest brew pours out a nice copper brown, with a thin white head. The head to this brew goes away fast. There is also some thin lacing to this brew. Brooklyn Oktoberfest smell is light with roasted grians and malts. There is a decent amount of hops in the smell of this brew. This Oktoberfest brew has the look and smell of most Oktoberfest brews on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You first pick up on the roasted grians and malts. Then there is a nice bit of hops at the end of this brew. There is a lot going on in Brooklyn Oktoberfest. Not as bold as some Oktoberfest brews I had but it is still good. A nice crisp roasted drinking Oktoberfest. Brooklyn Oktoberfest has a real nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouth feel of Brooklyn Oktoberfest is Roasted, Clean, Smooth, and refreshing. If you are looking for smooth and refreshing in your Oktoberfest brew, look this brew up. Overall I'm giving Brooklyn Oktoberfest a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Brooklyn Brewery, did a nice job with this brew.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.47/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A group of local imbibers held the #PumpkinChallenge2016 recently, wrapping up on M, 03 Oktober 2016. I then proposed the #OktoberfestChallenge2016 & while I do not know how many participants there are, I am hitting it full bore. Today will be my New OktoBierFest Sunday (Week TBD) with an opportunity to do a horizontal tasting.

From the bottle: "Please enjoy Brooklyn Oktoberfest, a rich, malty version of the lager brewed for the fall festival which originated in Germany with the betrothal of the Crown Prince of Bavaria in 1810. Brooklyn Oktoberfest is in the märzen style, an amber lager brewed in March and stored cold through the summer for sale in autumn. Prost!"

As a plankowner (commissioning crew) of the USS Normandy (CG-60), I was so elated to open the Staten Island Naval Shipyard in October 1990! We were the first ship to be homeported in NYC since the end of WWII & the first ship since WWII to have its maiden deployment be in time of war (we left on 26 Dec 1990 as a part of Desert Shield and shortly after the beginning of the year, we were in Desert Storm). I was especially heartened by the relatively new Brooklyn Brewery which was making inroads with its Brooklyn Lager. I have visited the brewery many times and I always relish the opportunity to review one of the beers.

You gotta Pop! the cap in Brooklyn & I would have it no other way. You gotta go aggro or go home so I complied with that standing, unspoken dictum. I sat back and watched as three fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head formed and then stood there, glaring at me, daring me to ask it to sit down. I used to love visiting Brooklyn whenever possible and I still recommend The Brazen Head on Atlantic Avenue or Mugs' Ale House. Bring the attitude! Color was Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a grassy, bready smell, not too sweet, but not too dry, either. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, but as I realized with an earlier Märzen, a bigger mouthfeel may also mean greater sweetness. The taste was very bready, that smell when you have your fingers in the dough, kneading it and the yeast is just starting to kick in, causing the dough to rise while PapPap is in the upper lot, running the lawn mower and life is good during the summer as a kid. Is this what nostalgia tastes like? I don't know, but I loved to go out to my maternal grandparent's house as a kid, especially during the summer. I learned to cook from Grummy and this was very evocative of fresh bread. The finish was semi-dry, very bready with a light grassiness that seemed to linger after the swallow. This may not be your ideal, but for me, I have found Baby Bear's Oktoberfest! Prosit!

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Photo of sharp315
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tmryan21
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Srecko
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jodio
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brooklyn Oktoberfest from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,738 ratings
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