Brooklyn Oktoberfest | Brooklyn Brewery

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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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,917
Reviews:
787
Ratings:
1,745
pDev:
12.09%
Bros Score:
3.38
 
 
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36
Gots:
263
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0
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Photo of miwestcoaster
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of onlymurderers
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrKarl
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of luke12345
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zimmerman
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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Photo of RaginBowener
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Wingnut93
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JohnnyForeign
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lwillitz
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into nonic pub glass

A - 1 finger of khaki foam over a copper body with a slight haze, high visible carbonation

S - malty with toffee sweetness, grass, light fruitiness

T - bready grains, light caramel sweetness, light fruit (apple?), grass and spice from the hops

M - medium body, high carbonation

O - an ok oktoberfest; nothing spectacular

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Photo of aufie
3.42/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I've Had Brooklyn's O-fest a few times. But never reviewed it because seasonal fatigue sets in, despite this being the only lager style I pursue in earnest. But now that I'm thinking precisely enough to write, I might put Brooklyn's into the top five from American crafters.

I like its Amber Looks. And its Smells are mostly malts. While its Taste is balance and has just enough hops, there is a metallic after-taste... perhaps caused by the hops. If Brooklyn's rendition were to solve that after-taste, it would finish clean and crisp... which is what the Bavarian imports seem to do better than most American crafters.

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

Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hombo3
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Walleybeer
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of robinkimballbrand
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brooklyn Oktoberfest from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 1,745 ratings
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