Schlafly Oktoberfest | The Schlafly Tap Room

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3.59/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room
Missouri, United States
schlafly.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Oktoberfest is a traditional Bavarian Märzen with a toasty malt aroma and slight caramel taste. This rich, amber lager is balanced by the use of German noble hops, while the lager yeast ferments cold and slow, creating a smooth, crisp beer.

Märzen, or Oktoberfest, has its origins in Bavaria, most likely before the 16th century. For public safety and brewing quality concerns, the Bavarian Brauordnung was decreed in 1539, stating that beer could only be brewed from September 29th (Saint Michael) to April 23rd (Saint George). Over the summer months, beers were stored, or lagered, in caves and stone cellars. The evolution of Oktoberfest came from the last brews of the year, in March (or Märzen), as these beers would be ready to drink for the Bavarian celebration, “Oktoberfest”.

25 IBU

Added by maxpower on 10-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,005
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
526
pDev:
12.26%
 
 
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11
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Photo of tfsimpkins
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jripley97
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 1angrydwarf
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: dark golden to orange
S: mild overall with slight roasted malt and barely perceptible hops.
T: Lightly roasted malt gives way to a sour almost cider like note(yeast maybe?) that ends in a crisp noble hop finish.
M: Full bodied
O: It isn't my favorite marzen. It is a more balanced rendition compared to some of the more malt driven american takes but its the strange tart/sour taste, that I find unappealing. YMMV If this is to your liking try KC Bier Co Fest Beer similar taste profile.

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Photo of matcris
4.2/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

LOOKS: Crystal clear and a beautiful rich copper, in color. Loads of bubbles, and a creamy 2 finger head. Mild lacing.
AROMA: Biscuits, caramel, grass & grain. Smells nice and slightly sweet.
TASTE: All of the above, and a slight caramel sweetness. Not cloying in the slightest.
FEEL: Good, full, carbonation, medium light body, but, not at all watery, and dry on the finish.
OVERALL: First time trying this. Way better than a 3.59. Come on, people.

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Photo of Chilmer
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkholmes25
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArnoldBlumenthal
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRock7755
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of generallee
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ocelot2500
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of toasted malt and some earthy hops.

Tastes of the toasted malt layered with some earthy hops. Malts lead off with notes of caramel and toasted bread. Next comes the hops with an earthy and slightly spicy character. Finishes fairly clean.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is fairly middle of the road. Not bad, but nothing really good either.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REVZEB
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a seidel glass. Clear, deep bronze-colored body. A rather aggressive yielded a finger or so of fizzy, slightly off-white head that settled almost immediately without leaving a trace. No in-your-face aromas or flavors here, just some light caramel malt, a little tart fruit, and some nice bitterness that comes through as you allow the beer to rest on the front of your tongue for a few seconds to warm a little. Good carbonation, a medium-light mouthfeel, and some lingering fruity sweetness on the finish. Overall, a very solid offering from Schlafly.

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Photo of jkblr
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottled 7/21/17 poured into a.5L krug at fridge temp 5.5% ABV 25 IBU. The beer pours mostly bright and copper in color. The head is khaki colored and short lived. Very faint aroma of caramel and toasted malt. The taste is a little weak up front with vague toasted malt finishing up with semisweet caramel. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, well carbonated and finishes not dry enough. There is a little butter in the finish as well. Overall, good but flawed. This beer tastes pretty good and is an easy drinker, which I'm sure was the goal. It does not approach the beauty of a truly crafted Marzen. As a note, I bought a 6 pack of these two years ago that were so sour I couldn't stand to drink them. They were dated for that year just bad. I wouldn't buy again but wanted to give them another chance.

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2.85/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bicyclesandbeer
4.65/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BlakeAM
4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Schlafly Oktoberfest from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 526 ratings