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Staghorn Octoberfest | New Glarus Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.95/5
Very Good
1,084 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by cokes on 09-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,192
Reviews:
339
Ratings:
1,084
pDev:
10.38%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
160
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,084 |  Reviews: 339
Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeRose
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep coppery color with some foamy head that sticks a bit.

The smell seems pretty subdued to me, obviously malt dominant, but nothing to really characterize. Bready, maybe a faint hint of spice, some caramel sweetness.

The taste is good, but also seems to be lacking some depth. Clean flavors, bready, just a little spice, and caramel sweetness. Only a mild bitterness in the background.

The feel doesn't seem to be robust enough for the style. It seems on the thinner side, but it does drink clean.

It is an OK beer, but it just seems to be lacking something.

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Photo of County33
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Vylo
4.77/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
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 +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LT630
4.52/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikeycustoms101
4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
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 +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AuntBea
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adam36
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petersonnic
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
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 -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of basaywhat
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
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 +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of christimm
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of closisinthehouse
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cgt_madison
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
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, it's decent, just not phenomenal. I picked up another six pack in 2017 but it turns out it was last year's batch. what the.

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Photo of DoubleBaco
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Staghorn Octoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 1,084 ratings
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