Brooklyn Oktoberfest | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
83
good
1,716 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay
Read the review
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
Ratings:
1,716
Reviews:
776
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
11.92%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
253
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,716 |  Reviews: 776
Photo of ccryder
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hit728
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baklo
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgiant
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klister
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gr0g
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nobledust
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grawp57
2.68/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Nice color and an obtrusive smell. However, the taste is too bitter for an Oktoberfest.

87 characters

Photo of Gemini6
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UnicornBrewing
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

quiet foam, speaks with air of class. Solid middle, like biting into a candy that has a harder candy center. The smell of fall. What an abundance of fests so far, almost one for each day of Chanukah.Not thinking goes over natural instinct lasts forever. Aftertaste goes on like fond memories, glossy postcards, words you feel in your knees, ticklish virginity. Could dilute this with 50% water and it's still twice mich ultra. Mixes with pale ale like a cold aged bock. Just happy for all this motivation.

Crickedy and surprisingly quiet places you find in town, maybe after the night wound down for most, but we still sayin prosit! Darkly tinted like fall holiday colors. Rich like what you want to consume before confronting a cold day on foot, perhaps in several types of rain, comes on strong like someone raised in a high density human environment, mellows but with backbone spineing into you for a while. Foam latte-like, because everything could use some latteing. This will latte your day all night baby. No Sleep.

http://unicornbrewing.com/faq/

 1,055 characters

Photo of crisis1290
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brooklyn Oktoberfest Beer is a nice tasting Oktoberfest beer.
Is it amazing? Nope. Is it going to knock your socks off? Nope. Is it a good Oktoberfest for a decent price. Yes
Nice mouth feel. Some what thin. This beer is really well balanced between crisp and amber. A nice mix of the typical seasonal spices with a malty bready taste. Could Brooklyn do better with this? For sure, but so can just about 90% of the other breweries who pump out Oktoberfest and pumpkin beer like it is going out of style. Love the choices out there, but when a solid brewery puts out sub par to par, products, it make one think about what are some of these breweries doing.

 656 characters

Photo of Chackman151
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerwithoutallthehops
1.55/5  rDev -58%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I was not expecting much from this Octoberfest brew, since I have tried several of the Brooklyn brews and found them all, IMHO, wanting. Mainly due to the same American craftie weakness of OVER HOPPING.

This brews aroma was acceptable, the look was beer and the taste - AT FIRST - was surprisingly good.

THEN..................................

The hops began to make their entrance, first a mild aftertaste. Then after each subsequent sip, they made it quite clear they were present. Honestly, not a bad brew. The hops keep their place. For an Octoberfest, THAT is appreciated. The main thing missing is a taste, call it flavor. I was surprised to find - nothing. For an Octoberfest, it was disappointing. The hops overruled what little flavor was present.

If you want an Octoberfest, with no strong maltiness, this may be your brew.

Thank you, Brooklyn, for this brew. After struggling thru your other "beers" and their OVER HOPPED presence, this was good. Perhaps, it was "good" due to the low bar your other brews set for it.

Now that you have a good one, will it move to LA as well?

 1,105 characters

Photo of twillingthenoz
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dannycohen62
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WunderLlama
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into plastic cup

Copper color liquid , thin taupe lacings ,

Slight bitter hop aroma

Taste of malt , grains , slight hop taste on the finish

Sudsy

 166 characters

Photo of tappangordo
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of onlymurderers
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrKarl
3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of luke12345
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zimmerman
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Eyes and Nose: Dark amber with a creamy, tan head that dissipates pretty quickly. Clean and bready on the nose and maybe just a tad metallic or copper.

Mouth: Creamy mouthfeel in the front while tingly and effervescent on the back of the tongue. Caramel and bread balance each other very well with a mild maltiness and a touch of hops. Slightly roasted yet very smooth without tasting watered down or light. 

Rating: This is a very nice Oktoberfest, as satisfying as fresh baked bread, yet still very light. Not too viscous, caramel, or malty this beer is really well balanced between crisp and amber. This so far is my favorite of the style.

 649 characters

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a deep, translucent orange color with a one finger off white head that leaves no lacing and fades quickly.

Smell: Huge notes of nutty, toasted, caramel malt with a mild, grassy and bitter pilsner hop bill.

Taste: Interesting. There's a burnt, nutty, buttery, caramel flavor upfront. Notes of red apples and pears. Toffee, honey and marzipan, notes of cornbread. Finishes with slightly dry, floral hop kick.

Feel: Medium body with low carbonation. Drinkable, albeit slightly sweet detracting somewhat from it's sessionability.

Not bad by any stretch of the imagination

Overall: You might really enjoy this if you are new to craft beer and you are looking for something sweet thats not so bitter or hoppy thats easy to throw back as the weather gets cooler and we move on into the winter.

 803 characters

Brooklyn Oktoberfest from Brooklyn Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,716 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More