Staghorn Octoberfest | New Glarus Brewing Company

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3.95/5
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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:
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Added by cokes on 09-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,675
Reviews:
342
Ratings:
1,092
pDev:
10.38%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
159
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,092 |  Reviews: 342
Photo of MorganJ
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a 2017 12-oz bottle into a liter mug. Beautiful golden amber color. Smooth mouth feel with perfect balance of carbonation. Taste is a perfect blend of toasty malt, caramel and biscuit. Not thick or syrupy - just smooth and clean on par with the original German 6 Octoberfest beers, but, for my palate, more overall body and flavor. One of my staple seasonals from New Glarus and something I can drink all year round and pair with so many foods. So delicious and a must try for any fan of the Oktoberfest marzen style.

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Photo of Half-full
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of medic
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buschbeer
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a becker glass

This beer pours a brilliant copper color with burnt orange highlights. It is topped with just over an inch of beige head that leaves very little lacing.

The smell is malty with some biscuit and grain.

I get some caramel and toast flavors.

Moderate to thin mouthfeel

There is not a lot to this beer. It is kind of boring and bland even by Octoberfest standards.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear vibrant orange colour. Cereal and caramel malt nose, with a touch of spice and bittering hops. Balanced and medium bodied. light malts throughout, a bit of brown sugar, and smooth bitter hops on the finish. Dry afterpalate. Not much to it but a nice easy drnking oktoberfest-style beer.

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

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

Photo of Deets
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heerboth
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCT
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of farrago
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Frothy and close to two finger head of off-white foam, retention is about average and lacing has better stick than expected, sinewy streaks. Deep coppery orange color, closer to brown than red, the bubbles tend to be fat and more scattered than in beads. Crisp, fresh nose of hard caramel candy, milk chocolate powder, challah bread and glazed nuts, never too sweet and a few grassy notes stiffen it well, murmur of apple and apricot fruit scents. Medium-bodied, good firmness and here too freshness trumps sweetness. Mineral water, orange zest, white pepper and unprocessed grains stand up to the caramel, honey and graham cracker to pie crust components. Carbonation pulsates well and favors the drier parts. Not particularly fruity, same white pit fruit, apple to pear as found in the nose. No real hoppiness here yet never seems to slouch. Not a lot of stuffing to it and one has to assume that was the point, a traditional and “sessionable” take on the style. As such, have to consider this a food beer and not a heavy sipper on its own. Can see some loving it, some not so much.

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Photo of TheRock7755
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Got in a trade with The-Adjunct-Hippie. 12 ounce bottle into dimpled mug, best before 1/9/2017. Pours slighjtly hazy orange/light copper color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of bread dough, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/caramel/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big bread dough, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/caramel/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Minimal herbal, grassy, spicy hop bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of bread dough, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/caramel/pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6.25%. Overall this is a delicious Oktoberfest style. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Nothing but rich and clean Pils/Munich malt flavors, with just enough hops to balance the sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of zonker17
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle pour to shaker, clear light copper color, slightly off-white dense head, good retention and some lacing. Mainly malt nose that is not too heavy. Biscuit malt balanced with light hop profile. Crisp feel and average carbonation.

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

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great looking beer, pouring a clear copper, with minimal head but definite lacing. Nose is slightly soapy, with bread and minerality. Taste is superb, dark bread and a touch of caramel. Feel is clean. Very nice.

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Photo of Savan
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

POURS A BEAUTIFUL hue of gold-amber, and smells of sweet clover, Taste is malt forward and balanced with a soft mouth feel and a overall refreshing finish LOVED IT!

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

Photo of beerguy04
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an amber color with a white head. Has a sweet malty smell. Taste is very sweet, due to very strong carmel presence. Very malty. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall sweeter than most Oktoberfests, and I like it for that.

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Photo of Matthew_Phoenix
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2017 'Staghorn Octoberfest Beer'.
Poured from a 12oz bottle into glass.
Amber body, pour resulted in frothy slightly off white head which dissipated quickly. Clear, with carbonation.
Subdued aroma of malt and spices.
Taste of malt, slight caramel, and trace of spices. Bitterness at the end.
Thin, lager mouthfeel.
A solid fall festival beer, but others I have tried this fall are rated higher.

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Photo of jchanley
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ccozzi
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Staghorn Octoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,092 ratings