Oktoberfest | Church Brew Works

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Brewed by:
Church Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-11-2002

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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 15
Reviews by bigdeuce:
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4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for bottling this one, Church Brew Works! Malty, nutty nose! Pours a nice copper color with a nice head, that really laces. Medium bodied with an explosion of flavor. Caramel, hazelnut, with a nice dash of hallertau on the finish, racing towards the back of the tongue. Way better than anticipated! Love oktoberfests and this is one of the best I've had this season. Very smooth and sessionable, highly recommended and I'll need some more!

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 22oz bomber take out sample, Appearance: Copper orange tone with a nice sized thicket of cream hued head leaes absolutely wonderful amount of lacing spread evenly. Aroma: Slightly toasted nut scented malts with a strong caramel sugary scent running through it with some balancing Hallertau to top it off, solid. Taste: More than I could have hopped for very low expectations for this one, boy was I wrong caramel toasted nut edge this beer is so crisp and smooth and it packs enough flavor to keep me coming back awesome brew, bravo. Syrupy malts with the finishing Hallertau this is a well made version of one of my favorite styles. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied smooth carbonation can't complain here. Drinkability: Is excellent if I were going to go and drink at the brewpub in the fall this is the beer I would find myself with over and over again.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure about the on tap "bashing" I thought it was pretty good.

A - Pours a nice light amber with a half inch of head.

S - Slight bit of biscuit malt, touches of caramel, and maybe a bit of hops.

T - Flavor is light, not overly bitter, and has a crisp biscuit like malt with a touch of caramel sweetness. Simple but it works.

M - Light to medium pretty easy to drink.

Overall I think this is right up there with their dunkel at being an easy laid back beer with light flavors.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.42/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a orange-ish to yellow color with a small white head. In the aroma, a small earthiness. In the taste, small earthiness and biscuit like malt, but a bit watery. A smooth a light bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry earhtiness in the aftertaste. Kind of watery and thin, expecting a bit more.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured ontap, its Octoberfest!

Amber brown in hue with no head but rising carbonation bubbles.

Aroma is of roasted malts and spicy hop.

Following the nose, the brew is lightly caramelized. Brown sugar, and roasted malts. Hop is earthy and tea like, serving its purpose. Hints of fruit too with a nice roasted malt finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit light on carbonation.

Drinkable? Sure. A pretty respectable Octoberfest from the CBW. I could drink more than one at a time but at the pub there is always a good selection to lead me elsewhere.

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Photo of rfoltz53
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of ejimhof
3.06/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a dark amber with just a hint of a head.No lacing at all.

Smell - I cannot smell a thing.

Taste - Some malt and caramel but none of the sweetness that I look for in an Octoberfest.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied.

Overall -Average beer that has a very dry finish probably won't drink any more of these.

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Oktoberfest from Church Brew Works
3.81 out of 5 based on 62 ratings.
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