Schlafly Oktoberfest | The Schlafly Tap Room

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
502
Reviews:
178
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
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9
Gots:
78
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Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of basaywhat
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Poured a clear copper color with a medium-to-small sized white head. Aroma is biscuit malts, crisp, clean notes, caramel malty sweetness. Taste is sweet and malty.

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Photo of Big_Thirsty
4.85/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LaurenLM
5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My absolute favorite Oktoberfest! Very malty, not too heavy and the perfect amount of hoppiness to balance the bready flavors. This beer was made for fall drinking!

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Photo of mribbens
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of andyjeigh
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cwd
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbeer40
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of morimech
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber color with a finger of head that settles to a thin cap. A little bit of lacing is left down the glass. Has a floral hop aroma along with some notes of caramel and toast. Nothing wrong with flavor that it is at least clean of any obvious flaws, but there just is not much there. Some caramel but almost a complete lack of toast. A little bit of floral flavors as well. Body is a bit thin but is nicely carbonated. Drinkable but no real reason to drink it because there are dozens of better options on the shelf.

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3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eman17
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BSEDS
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phoneguy
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of porters4life
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fubudu187
3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Zazzi82
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chris826
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmd1978
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark Amber color with a little whit head. Nose is sweet malt with floral and nutty notes. Taste caramel, nutty, hints of fruit, touch of spice. Sweet yet clean finish. If you've had one Oktoberfest beer you've had the, all. Every year I try a new brand and this year it was schlafly's turn. Pretty straight forward for the style. I enjoy them during the season but I'm never floored with them. Prost!

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3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.58 out of 5 based on 502 ratings.
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