Real Ale Brewing Company

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Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Ranked #338
Ranked #25,976
3.6 | pDev: 15%
Sep 04, 2023
Oct 09, 2009
Fall and German beer go together like Texas and tacos. So we brewed Oktoberfest, our first lager, using traditional Bavarian brewing methods and the highest quality German malt, hops, and yeast. Munich and Vienna malts are the real heroes of this brew, resulting in a smooth, copper-colored, medium-bodied beer that’s perfect for Fall. This year, celebrate Oktoberfest with Real Ale and fill a stein with this traditional Bavarian lager. We won’t even make you wear lederhosen.

IBU 22.00
OG (PLATO) 13.50°
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Rated: 3.94 by TrojanRB from Texas

Sep 04, 2023
Rated: 4.22 by jmbranum from Oklahoma

Aug 29, 2023
Rated: 2.78 by rexdeopp from Texas

Nov 29, 2022
Rated: 2 by Ajc2936 from Texas

Aug 09, 2022
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Reviewed by BroBobby70 from Texas

3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. Bottle poured into Imperial pint glass
Look: Light copper, 1 1/2 finger head, heavy on carbonation, no lacing
Smell: Bready, hints of lemon and floral in background
Taste: Medium bitterness, taste follows smell, some alcohol in the finish
Feel: Excellent mouthfeel, flavor lingers
Overall: Good representation of style. Not outstanding.
Pair with sausage, sourkraut, pretzels and mustard or just sip it.
Oct 20, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by BKotch from Texas

Aug 24, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by undergroundecho from Texas

Sep 26, 2020
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

1.99/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
This beer pours a more yellow color, unlike the amber of most Marzen-style beers; one finger tan head that leaves the glass quickly. Smells fairly rich of malts, some straw aromas in there to. Has a bready taste up front, some decent malt flavor, finishes with a slight hop bite. Medium-High in carbonation, goes down pretty smooth. This beer lacks in flavor in my opinion, the best thing about it is the 6% ABV.
Sep 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Mortal_Wombat from Texas

2.39/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Poured into a pint glass from a chilled bottle. Somewhat copper color leaning towards more golden with a very small white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. The carbonation on this beer was overbearingly high. Mildly sweet malt with hints of caramel and the associated breadiness that matches the style. That said, the flavors are not enough to overcome what seems like too much hops and a heavier feel in the mouth that makes the high carbonation a bigger issue. All in all, not one of my favorites for the style and one I'd pass on going forward.
Aug 12, 2020
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
not bad if you can't reach the real deal or a shiner or sam adams.
sounds rude but just being honest.
great notch on the bedpost though for sure.
just don't put it on a pedestal or you'll embarrass yourself *and* the beer
Aug 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear deep amber color with a tiny head of fizzy white foam. The head fades almost instantly, leaving no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a grainy and malty smell mixed with some sweetness of caramel. Along with these smells comes a touch of grass and hay.
Taste – The taste begins with a very heavy bready and malty taste that has just a touch of roast and a rather decent showing of corn and caramel sweetness. These tastes create a base flavor for the brew and last throughout. Toward the end the caramel increases a little bit and is joined by some light harvest fruit flavors of pear and apple. With the grainy transitioning to a doughy taste, one is left with a thick malty and sweet taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is thicker for a brew of its abv with a carbonation level that is higher. The thick body and low carbonation may have too heavily accentuated the very malty and sweeter nature of the brew too much, leaving it a bit heavy on the palate.
Overall – Not really a fan of this Oktoberfest. Its just too heavy in malt and sweet and lacks a real balance in taste profile.
Aug 08, 2020
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 10, 2020
Rated: 3.69 by kds2437 from Texas

Jan 16, 2020
Rated: 3.17 by GloryConway from Wyoming

Oct 27, 2019
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Looks weak, very light amber, white head with almost no retention. I really didn’t detect any smell. The taste is what counts and that’s what really shines with this beer. You get a pronounced Munich malt up front, toasted bread, a little molasses, a touch of sweetness and a dry finish. Very enjoyable.
Oct 10, 2019
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Reviewed by Jbbdrinker from Texas

3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours with a nice head and malty aroma. Medium carbination which is good for the style. The flavor is very malty with a toasted character and floral hop balance. The hop character is a touch heavy, but not overdone. Hints of alcohol and cooked grain leave a slightly odd linger on the tongue.
Oct 10, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by ealvara from Texas

Oct 08, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by ArcaneGoose from Texas

Sep 23, 2018
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Reviewed by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L-Traditional looking Marzen. Amber coppery look. Nice frothy head. Pretty cloudy.
S- Traditional malty grainy sweet caramel smell you'd expect. Nothing too over the top, nothing too little either.
T- Tasty. This is pretty much a traditional Oktoberfest beer with a slight minimal lean. Sweet wheat grainy flavor, notes of caramel are very present as well. Your run of the mill good Oktoberfest.
F- Medium bodied,
O-I'm a sucker for cold weather and the festive holidays that come with it. These beers remind me that those days are coming. It's hard to go wrong with this type of lager, and if the brewers are making one they typically do it well. There isn't anything extraordinary with this beer but it's certainly a decent swing at an overall wonderful style. I'll enjoy my six pack.
Sep 11, 2018
Oktoberfest from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 257 ratings