Staghorn Octoberfest | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,054 Ratings
Staghorn OctoberfestStaghorn Octoberfest
BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.25%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cokes on 09-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,054
Reviews:
326
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
151
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,054 |  Reviews: 326
Photo of Sabtos
3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light copper with a minimal off-white head dying to a thin fuzzy film.

The nose is not too aromatic, with some toasty brown bread, a hint of raisin, nuts, and actually, it seems, some pungent hops.

Taste is nice toasty brown bread, Brazil nuts, Spanish peanuts, with a slight hint of char.

Fully frothy with a light to medium body and a finish skirting the line between wet and not.

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Photo of bicyclesandbeer
4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LT630
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikeycustoms101
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer. I look forward to fall each year when this beer becomes available again. Was very happy to see it on the shelf already and it's only August. Plenty of time to get my fill before this crisp beauty of a beer becomes unavailable again. Only available for sale in Wisconsin. I'm always looking to trade for beer I am unable to find in my state.

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Photo of MeIquiades
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AuntBea
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adam36
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petersonnic
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is my absolute favorite handsdown Oktoberfest style beer. It has a hoppy bite, nutty taste, pine-like smell. Very good.

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Photo of monty79_1997
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Krusader
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of basaywhat
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours a clear brilliant amber with a thin whispy off-white head. Clean, slightly fruity sweet malt aroma. A very flavorful oktoberfest with a unique somewhat floral, spicy sweet character and a crisp very mildly bitter finish. Lively carbonation.

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Photo of mribbens
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of christimm
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of closisinthehouse
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cgt_madison
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Like an orange gummy bear, this one pours mostly opaque, and then holds a solid 2 finger head.

Roast malt, raked leaves, with hints of torched apples.

Flavors of hard water, amber/toast malts, minerals, dusty corn, and then a finish of marshmallow and toasted grains. A little off-putting.

Feel is crisp and mineral-y. Semi-dry finish.

Overall, just really underwhelming. I had it once before while on vacation and attributed it to the pizza I had previously/during. With a clean palate I can honestly say it's not worth the "very good" rating. Worst NG beer next to Fat Squirrel. That being said - it's still not terrible...just compared to other NG beers.

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Photo of DoubleBaco
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MurphDog14
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

For the good reviews, and a love for most everything I've tried from New Glarus, I feel they fell short on the Oktoberfest here. It really was void in aroma and the taste also was somewhat void of all the usually qualities you look for in a Marzen/Oktoberfest. Was quite bitter and lingering bitter as well. Its still drinkable but way down on my list for the style.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Staghorn Octoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 1,054 ratings.
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