Schlafly Oktoberfest | The Schlafly Tap Room

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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:
#36,063
Reviews:
185
Ratings:
541
pDev:
12.26%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
85
Trade:
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4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeff1973
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bankboy66
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greatbeerbaron
4.94/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What an Oktoberfest, I love this time of the year.

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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste: crisp, nutty, earthy, fall spices, malt forward. Wood, barley grainy earthy nose. Amber hue, clear, with a tan head and some lace. medium body. 25 IBUs

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

Just out doin’ the damn thing on a fine Southern California fall day, and you know what? Raul is feeling ok. Baby mama has a fresh mani pedi, Raul has a fresh Oktoberfest... you could say that things around the Mondesi household are mighty fine. And the more I sip on this intoxicating elixir, I believe it so. Smooth caramel is met by, well, more smooth caramel. So this sucker only has one note, but what does it matter if it’s Pavarotti?

Yep!

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3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.36/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dertyd
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a lightly hazy dark golden color, with 3 fingers of off white head------------ the aromas are of floral notes, Carmel malt and grass(malt forward)------------- the flavors are of sweet Carmel malt up front with some grass/floral notes on the back end, the beer has a medium mouthfeel with a smooth finish---------- overall this beer was exceptional - I thoroughly enjoyed this one, I liked the pop of Carmel sweetness up front followed by the grassyness on the finish----

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3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Schlafly Oktoberfest from The Schlafly Tap Room
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 541 ratings