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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: 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

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Photo of Jkolls
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hdf561
3.12/5  rDev -14%
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 +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nicholas2121
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
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 +23.1%
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 +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of tmryan21
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jodio
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of hit728
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baklo
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgiant
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Klister
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gr0g
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nobledust
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grawp57
2.68/5  rDev -26.2%
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.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RochefortChris
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UnicornBrewing
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

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Photo of crisis1290
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of Chackman151
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of HermitDan
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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