Staghorn Octoberfest | New Glarus Brewing Company

Staghorn OctoberfestStaghorn Octoberfest
BA SCORE
79%
Liked This Beer
3.95 w/ 1,062 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
Ranking:
#4,857
Reviews:
328
Ratings:
1,062
Liked:
839
Avg:
3.95/5
pDev:
10.63%
Alströms:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
103
Gots:
154
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,062 |  Reviews: 328
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, 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 +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MurphDog14
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dannycohen62
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KnappStout
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Discovering Marzens changed my life.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2016-10-06 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz bottle

A - Clear copper gold with a 1-finger white head and mild lace. The color is beautiful.

S - Graham cracker, honey, floral. Pleasant but not very strong.

T - French bread glazed with honey and caramel. Earthy spice and light pear. Just enough mild bitterness for balance. It's really tasty.

M - Medium-heavy body and medium carbonation. Very smooth and substantial. Clings but not sweetly.

O - I really enjoyed this brew. The flavor and mouthfeel really appealed to me.

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Photo of cabage99
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tharper178
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of joeseppy
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ok. Let's run with an autum attitude. Rustic rusted autumn landscape during a sunset in color. Well, you drink these types of brew for years during autum and just smelling this brings good times. Roasted barley, malts and mild hop standout. A tad nutty with pilsnerish yeast taste. Some sourness on the back end. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Residual sugars help linger the brown nutty flavor. I really never mention beer labels but this fits the mood. Speaking of labels, New Glarus's guarantee is on the label. I'd like to high lite a few. 100% natural...the worlds most expensive hops...and here's what I go gaga over, it is Krausened. Nuff said.

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

Photo of DrKarl
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bcm75
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Perfectly clear copper body, coarse, soapy white head that fades to nothing and leaves no lace- disappointing. Smells like a forest, with rotting leaves and wood and dirt, which gives way to hard bread and raw grain/yeast. Interesting and unique, not quite appetizing. Fortunately, the flavor improves to more traditional, if standard, components: grain, bread crust, biscuit, some bitter herbal hops on the finish. Dry. Feel is medium weight, yet highly drinkable, with mild carbonation, bordering on flat.
I never found this style very interesting, but this one was, in a way. The smell was like walking through a forest with a brewery in the middle of it, with all the raw ingredients and odd half-finished aromas greeting the nose alongside earth and bark and leaves, Interesting, but not attractive, Besides that and the brilliant clarity, this was a standard, acceptable brew.

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Photo of SSGCujo
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Staghorn Octoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79% out of 100 with 1,062 ratings
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