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

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Added by champ103 on 10-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
227
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
14.76%
 
 
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Reviews by roblowther:
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3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks like it should. Orange brown with a tint of copper. The head is white but dissipates a bit quickly. Smells malty but then has sort of a wet grain funk, a bit sour towards the end. Taste is much more balanced & much less sour than the smell. Nice carmel malt, just enough sour to balance it out. Orange notes, slight pepper in the finish and I am happy to report my boys (I'll take credit, being Texan) in Blanco have put out another winner. Mouthfeel is buttery soft, a tad undercarbonated. Drinkability is good, the balance lets you pick up another glass pretty easily. There is a slight metallic aftertaste that isn't ideal. Still, a nice interpretation of the style. Very traditional and when it comes to Marzen, I think tradtion is just fine by me.

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Photo of goochpunch
2.43/5  rDev -32.3%
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 +0.8%
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 -10.6%
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 +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mora2000
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -16.4%

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3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.44/5  rDev -4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

Photo of Dwtucker90
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of Jacobus79
4.8/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of dumptruck81
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Oktoberfest from Real Ale Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 227 ratings.
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