Staghorn Octoberfest | New Glarus Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
1,053 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:
1,053
Reviews:
325
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
149
For Trade:
2
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light copper - see through - with foamy white head. Light malty smell. Light malty flavor, hop swirled in. Modestly sweet. Touch of spiciness on the tongue. Real easy drinker with loads of malty goodness. Good O'fest celebrator. Clean.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a nice looking orange amber color. The head on the beer was very nice, it settles but as a good retention. The smell of the beer is earthy with a pleasent malt aroma. The taste has a very nice caramel malt flavor with a slightly bitter grassy finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, nicely carbonated and medium bodied. Overall I found this to be really good, came close to some of the Oktoberfest beers that I tend to enjoy the most.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

!2 oz. bottle poured into a Millstream pint glass.

Appearance: Clear amber with a small white cap.

Smell: Sweet malt and earthy German hops.

Taste: Rich, clean caramel malt with slight apple finish and subtle hops.

Mouthfeel is light/medium and light/medium carbonation. Clean and crisp on the palate.

This is a very sessoinable Octoberfest beer that is gone too fast. One of my favorite fall beers.

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

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. A batch code is printed on the shoulder but there is no easily discernable freshness date.

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is medium amber with a Halloween-esque tint of pumpkin orange. Two fingers of thick, eggshell-colored head dissipated fairly slowly to leave a spotted lacing.

Smell: The aromas are pretty muted at first but emerge slowly. Lightly toasted malts, sweet caramel, toffee, butterscotch, maple syrup, and grassy hops. Honestly, it smells more British than German.

Taste: Lightly toasted malts, caramel, toffee, earthy hops, a hint of butterscotch, and maple syrup. A light bitterness lingers on the tongue after each sip; at time I thought it was metallic.

Drinkability: I was a little disappointed initially but the beer turned into something special. It is a very solid beer and one of the best märzens I have tried.

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From: Tenutas in Kenosha, WI
Date: "2142 B2 2002" stamped on bottom of bottle
Glass: Tulip glass

New Glarus' Staghorn is an above-average interpretation of the German style from a US brewery. The malt-forward recipe manages to blend in some European hop bitterness and herbal components that lend it some interest, but the flavors remain more subdued and not as "crisp" and satisfying as the German-brewed counterparts.

Pours a 1cm, off-white head of small bubbles, fairly dense and compact. Retention is average to below average, quickly reducing to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass and a speckling of wispy foam atop the body. Little to no lacing left from the head's decline. Body is a transparent brown with reddish tints, light bringing out some pale orange beneath the brown tones. Carbonation is visible and modestly active.

Aromas of toasted white bread, light toffee, a bit of whole grain cereal graininess, and marginally herbal hops. Better than most US marzens, but still not particularly compelling when compared to the German versions of the style.

Opens with toasted bread and lightly toasted malt sweetness, proceeding to toasted bread combined with a bit of toffee and bittering/herbal European hops in the mid-palate. Back of palate notices continued hop bitterness with more substantial toasted grain and malt notes. Aftertaste is fairly, surprisingly absent, with slight nods towards toasted malts.

Beer is medium-bodied with medium levels of carbonation, resulting in a slightly fizzy, but gradually smooth mouthfeel. Finish is not dry, and there is some residual sweetness across the palate. This generally comes across as correct for the style and this particular beer.

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Staghorn Octoberfest from New Glarus Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 1,053 ratings.
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