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Staghorn Octoberfest | New Glarus Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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1,123 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
newglarusbrewing.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.25%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,225
Reviews:
349
Ratings:
1,123
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
174
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,123 |  Reviews: 349
Photo of dexterk1
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zenboy99
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mwade5
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jlswen2945
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Octoberfest beer poured from a bottle into a stein. A rough pour produces a clear, light amber glass with about 2 fingers of head with good retention. On the nose I get toasted malt, fresh bread, and a slight hint of pepper.

Medium body with a firm feel and a rich, malty flavor. Fresh bread with a little toffee up front, then a slightly dry hoppy kiss which brings some white pepper and tea leaves. Finishes slightly dry. Very refreshing and quaffable. Would go very well with sausages, a burger, or pizza.

Outstanding domestic Octoberfest. Most domestic beers of this style tend to have a lemony finish, which I feel is very unauthentic. This one does not. Perhaps the best domestic Octoberfest I have had (I'd have to compare side-by-side with Great Lakes Octoberfest to know for sure). Highly recommended if you enjoy this style.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StanleysCup
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drstalker
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to Joe for this one.

Right out of the can, it's obvious that this is special. It cascades into what becomes a gorgeous glowing body of amber, with a proudly displayed off white foam resting on top. The clarity is brilliant, the foam coarse then smooth once settled. A thin blanket remains shimmering, along with a ring around the perimeter with spots nestled here and there. Just about exactly what I want an Octoberfest beer to look like. (4.5)

The aroma is again what I'd hoped for. Simple yet masterful. Bready with only touches of spice and caramel. A few peels of apple skin and that wonderfully clean and unmistakable German lager yeast. (4.0)

Typically, the aroma can tell you what to expect in the flavor. This does just that, but on a magnified level. The initial breadiness is toasty and sweet. Golden raisins take on more of what I thought would be caramel, but not before being tossed in a bowl of cinnamon, to be just lightly dusted. Not a spicy finish as I was expecting, but very much so on a level of a field of dried wildflowers. (4.25)

The barely over light body, soft carbonation, and smooth balance make this dangerously drinkable. Just a tad on the sweet side, but the dry finish and mild floral contributions allow for it to mostly go unnoticed. (4.0)

This is a real pleasure to drink. I'd gladly take this in 12 packs all season long. I'd have to considering how quickly this one is going down. Every element you'd like to have in a classic Octoberfest is well represented here. (4.25)

Thanks again, Joe. Prost!

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Czequershuus
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thisbeer pours a clear, pretty amber with an average head. The aroma is fairly sweet, with notes of caramel and red apple, and a touch of spicy hops. The flavor is rich and sweet, again with a fair amount of caramel and red apple qualities, but then a slightly drying finish. The mouthfeel is fairly full with pillowy carbonation. Overall a flavorful is simple and rich take on the oktoberfest style.

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Photo of naciml
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RollDamnTide
3.31/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leantom
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Yeah, it tastes pretty good. Nothing out of this world, but a very crispy and refreshing Oktoberfest. Here goes:

A: Body looks wonderful. Clear orange-amber with a decent, slow-to-recede head. Leaves some lacing. Overall, very beautiful and well-filtered.

S: Not much going on. Some sweet caramel and lightly-kilned, sugary malt. Overall, however, the smell is quite muted and somewhat grainy (i.e., cereal grains).

T: Thankfully, there's more flavor than the smell indicates. Caramel malt, sugars, cereal grains, and a touch of baker's yeast. Good. but nothing unforgettable.

F: Very crisp and refreshing.

O: A good beer, but nothing special. Certainly not an out-of-this-world Oktoberfest.

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Photo of vheissu15
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of badgerbeer1
3.24/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Great color and great look. Just not best tasting oktoberfest. Expected a little more from new glarus. Not as rich or as flavorful as their other beers.

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Photo of jbu0126
3.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pburland23
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Scubon1c
1.65/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

If I wanted an Rolling Rock Amber this would be it. Sub par beer from an overrated brewer

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Photo of D-Duvelicious
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ericthered121
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of B-rett
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Staghorn Octoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,123 ratings