Staghorn Octoberfest | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,052 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:
1,052
Reviews:
325
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
150
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,052 |  Reviews: 325
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

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Cool artwork, marzen colored beer, off white head above 1/2". Aroma had a hint of that nutty sweet caramel malt feels.

Taste is smooth, yet the alcohol is pronounced and noticeable above what is a from a color perspective, thinner body than you would think. Carbonation on point. If you like smooth beers without a lot of hops this is for you. It is probably a little bit stronger than your average beer in this style.

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

Photo of dcotom
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
2.95/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It is interesting that for this style that American brewers hold 7 of the 8 top scores. (The top one is Bavarian.) But when we typically look to styles that American innovation seems to excel, we usually think of the British ales. But now, that innovation clearly has spread to lagers in the Marzen style.

Staghorn has the 8th highest rating. It always has been a very good beer to me. But when it is the first Oktoberfest of the autumn (as it has been for me during the last two years), it is fair to consider it a great beer... particularly as it warms.
If you can find Staghorn (New Glarus only distributes in Wisconsin), buy it.

The 2016 batch seems the same, so need to change the taste ratings. But the label indicates that New Glarus is now employee-owned. And for that, I bump the Overall by .5 Good deal for all ! Bravo !

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

Photo of ZombPumpkin
4.51/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TexasATM3
3.41/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FBarber
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoBeerGo
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Staghorn Octoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 1,052 ratings.
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