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Oktoberfest | Real Ale Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by champ103 on 10-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,323
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
236
pDev:
14.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2.91/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a narrow stein!

Bottle provided as a generous extra by Exiled, thanks Jason!

A - Pours a dark amber with nice golden highlights to it. Builds about two finger's of cloudy head which diminishes pretty quickly. Can see a heavy carbonation in this beer and it's clarity is visually appealing. Moderate lacing.

S - Smell is extremely bready and very strong notes caramel. Mildly spicy and even a sense of skunk to it.

T - Taste is full of the dry biscuit bread notes that were so apparent in the nose. Outside of that, there's little going on with this beer besides a slight spice and bitter hop finish. A bit bland and a tad buttery as well.

M - Mouthfeel is heavy with surprisingly little carbonation. This beer is thick, each sip is like taking a big bite of bread. I could see it pairing nicely with a meal, but it's a bit heavy for nighttime drinking. Finish is short and underwhelming.

D - Drinkability is low. The flavor profile isn't much to get excited for, and the thickness just kind of kills it for me.

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Photo of goochpunch
2.43/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours out a deep amber. Smells toasty, grainy, and cardboard-y. That toast and graininess is way up front in the taste. I get some of the classic Marzen flavors underneath that: some breadiness and caramel sweetness, but the initial characteristics take over. Mouthfeel is kind of slick and the carbonation is too sharp. This isn't particularly good; not at all, really.

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Photo of Ford
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good Oktoberfest beer.

I'll say as far as Texas versions I prefer Saint Arnold's version over this one, and Karbach Karbachtoberfest over Saint Arnolds.

This one seems to have the most bitterness, though it is still smooth overall.

An easy to drink beer and certainly something to look forward to come the fall each year.

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Photo of puck1225
3.21/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a somewhat cloudy dark golden into a pint glass. Not much head, thin lacing. Very malty, a tad bitter, and a little fruity sweet. Kind of a mixed bag. Not bad,but better Octoberfests available.

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3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mora2000
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried on tap at the Rockwall Flying Saucer. Pours orangish amber, about like you would expect an Oktoberfest to look. Smell is malty with a little sweetness. Taste is similar. Not the best Oktoberfest out there, but a good representation of the style that will not disappoint you.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.44/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +33.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Oktoberfest from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 236 ratings
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