Staghorn Octoberfest | New Glarus Brewing Company

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88
very good
1,046 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:
1,046
Reviews:
324
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
144
For Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I always look forward to see this beer come out come fall, and I truly enjoy every it of this great bodied beer, leaves a great taste and finishes great.

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Discovering Marzens changed my life.

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of BuckyBadger02
4.95/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love this stuff!!!

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Photo of MinRM
4.92/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Winter
4.83/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours an impeccable copper color with a smooth off-white cap. Nice lacing. Aroma consists of toasted malt, caramel with some slight roasted nuttiness. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and smooth. Toasted malt flavors and sweet caramel dominate the palate. Pleasant amount of carbonation dances over the tongue midway through. 6%+ alcohol flavor is noticable toward the finish and reminds you that this fest bier does carry some weight to it. Spicy hops and sweet malt combine for a long pleasant lingering finish.

Staghorn has become my #1 favorite Wisconsin-produced Oktoberfest beer.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.83/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Re rated on October 3, 2007:

This is one helluvan Oktoberfest. I'm not real big into this style, but this is very enjoyable. And has been one of my favorites for the past 3-4 years. It's like the beef stew of beer. So hearty and fortifying. Love this beer. Thus I raised my rating a little bit. I had it at a 4.45 and now...

This is a gorgeous looking beer. Clear deep copper with orange tinting. Carbonation is evident in the form of rapidly surfacing gas bubbles. A medium sized creamy beige head sits on top and sticks around for awhile. Lacing is sufficient. Nice toasted malt aroma. This beer has an excellent malt profile, with the toasted qualities really coming to the forefront. A nice refined sweetness is present, but not annoying or cloying. Hops are present to produce balance and that's about it. Not a lot of contributions to the taste, and that is not a bad thing for this style. Body is about medium-full and very creamy. Carbonated to perfection. After trying 15-20 Ofests this year, I'd have to say this is my favorite so far.

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4.82/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful dark amber color with a lovely head. The smell is sweetly complex, with overtones of clove. But the flavor is what makes this one so great. It's a richly complex beer, smooth but not overwhelming. One of the best I've had in quite some time.

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Photo of DerekOfSeward
4.81/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In a word: Crisp. This is the crispest beer I've ever had. Everyone kind of makes the same Octoberfest, but this one is amazing. Very deep and satisfying flavor.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.8/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Now this was an excellent Oktoberfest beer! I have had plenty of them this year but this one really stood out to me. Luckily received it in a BIF or I never would have even known about it. Poured a nice bright amber with a good hint of orange. The ample carbonation led to the formation of a nice thick white head of lace about two inches tall. Good retention left behind some nice concentric rings of side glass lace and a nice frothy film on top. The aroma was very crisp, fresh with a nice grassy tone, some bready malts lingering in the back. The flavor followed right along, coming through with a big backbone of bread like malts with a very nice grassy kind of twang to it. Some nice little nuances of spice hiding in the back and a good little dry hoppy like finish to it. Nice light to medium body and ample carbonation gave a great smooth feel and this one was defiantly a winner. I was thrilled to have gotten the opportunity to try this one. This was the best of all the Oktoberfest I had this year. It had such a nice balance of flavor and session ability that it was unmatched. The great little bursts of flavor and extra little pop that seemed to be in it just pulled it apart from the crowd. A really great brew and absolutely perfect for the season. Will be looking for this next year.

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4.8/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.77/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As good as I remember but after trying so many other American Oktoberfests last year, I am convinced that this is an even better beer than I thought it to be two years ago.

$2.75 a pint at Old Fashioned in Madison, WI. Beer of the Month for September, 2007.

Pours into an American Pint Glass a sexy Marzen amber color with a ¼ inch off-white head. Ok retention, would be better if Old Fashioned didn’t serve their beer so cold. Carbonation rises in surf smacking waves.

My nose is greeted by a massive toast presence, but importantly, this isn’t toasted Wonder Bread we are talking about here. This is a toasted 12 grain hard loaf interlaced with herbs, spices, and small chunks of apple and baked just this morning in Oma Duesseldorf’s oven. The aroma is powerful, deeply malty, and profiles sweet but not overpowering toffee notes. The finish is nutty and clean.

Flavor is wonderful. The body is rich and full but at no point overpowering or filling. The tongue rolls in waves of toffee and toast. The malts are just huge but this never seems unbalanced. Each sip finishes with a nice dose of herbal/floral German hops. The palate dries just enough to want another sip of the sweet, malty brew. Perfectly drinkable. My favorite American Oktoberfest hands down.

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Photo of Arbitrator
4.77/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Re-review off a fresh 2010 bottle sent by Wisconsinality. Thanks, Kylie!

A: Pours an clear burnt orange that glows against the light. The head is a long-lived finger of light beige head. It vanishes into a small collar with some lace in its wake.

S: Toasted malt is pretty evident. Grain, bread, something grape-like and woodsy. It's nice and satisfying; it reminds me of sitting in a wooden cabin in Tahoe as the weather was starting to turn cold.

T: Toasted grain and bread -- simple, but satisfying. Small caramel flavor. There's something fruity about this that reminds me of grape. Really interesting. And frankly, for the style, it's very tasty. It has a clean, crisp finish.

M: Light-bodied. Low-medium carbonation. It works well for a beer that is this flavorful, but I think it could use more bubbles.

D: I'd love to sit and drink a 1L stein of this. The tastiness of this has inspired me to go and pick up some genuine Oktoberfests while they're still fresh on shelves.

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Staghorn Octoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 1,046 ratings.
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