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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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of BethanyB
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Medium amber in color, with decent clarity and a wispy, white head that melted right off the bat.

Smell: Rich, toasty malt, with an unexpected ghost of an orange peel smell in the background. Was it a hop aroma that (according to style) shouldn't have been there? Or was the orangey color of the brew just getting to my head?

Taste: Heavily toasted Vienna-like malt, as to be expected. The bitterness was a bit high for the style, with the orange peel smell presenting itself as a minerally taste that added to the acidity. The mineral flavor was not unusual, as somewhat alkaline water is found in this style. But with the bitterness lasting into the unusually dry finish, I stand my ground about this being less sessionable than it ought to be.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, with heavy carbonation that eradicated any characteristic smoothness or creaminess the beer might have had, and should have had. The carbonation pinched the tongue, and distracted from the taste.

Overall: Cerainly not the most traditional Oktoberfest, although elements of the style were present. The high carbonation and overt bitterness made this less smooth and round than I would have liked. If I were to consult on their recipe, I would tone down the alkalinity along with the carbonation, and bring in some lighter malt to round out the roasty quality and bring more complexity to the taste. Also, more dextrins could help with the mouthfeel and the sad head.

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Photo of amstokesdb9
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of samibr
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of tpaetow
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of sirsteve42
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of eskimojoe
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Hermthegerm
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of skaboom420
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of BJasny
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Deep transparent amber body with a thin, slightly off-white head.

S- Lots of rich caramel malts with some sweet malt too. Hints of bready grains mixed in throughout.

T- Big on caramel malts, with lots of sweet malt flavors. Lots of malt flavor.

M- Crisp, full and rich, medium carbonation.

O- Very solid marzen. Big malty flavors, great fall beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of kell50
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of larryarms847
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper/amber with airy carbonation that dissipates quickly.

Caramel and toasted malts, not much else.

Caramel, toffee, toasted malt, slight noble hop bitterness.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, crisp, clean.

Overall, a rather disappointing Marzen.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Kelrel9
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Brooklyn Oktoberfest from Brooklyn Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,717 ratings.
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