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Oktoberfest Lager | Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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3.82/5
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45 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
United States
ironhillbrewery.com

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,018
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
45
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
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Photo of jkblr
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can (date is smudged out) poured into a dimpled mug at fridge temp 6% ABV. The beer pours bright dark copper in color with khaki head. The head recedes to a film and thin ring. The aroma is bready with a little sweet caramel and earthiness. The taste is semisweet caramel (burnt sugar) tapering off into a mildly bitter and earthy finish. There is a hint of alcohol in the finish as well. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, good. This beer lacks the cohesiveness that the best in style display. Worth trying for sure.

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3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant "Oktoberfest Lager"
16 fl. oz can, "CANNED ON 9/20/17 15:13:26"

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a slightly hazy copper colored body beneath a short head of creamy off-white. I probably should have poured it a little rougher but I didn't want to take a chance of drops splashing onto my laptop. It doesn't seem that carbonated though. The aroma is distinctly malty, grainy, toasty, and lightly caramelish, and at first I got a bright whiff of fruitiness although now I'm finding just some lesser apple-like notes. Wow, the caramel really comes out in the flavor! It's sweetish, and some malty sweetness does linger in the finish but it's not "sweet". There is some balancing bitterness. Of course neither is it a dry finish; I tend to call that "drying" as it does eventually dry as the malt fades away. Back to the flavor, I'm finding some leafy and perhaps lightly spicy hops, and the apple-like and perhaps subtly berry-like fruitiness remains. It's medium to medium-full in body with a dextrinous feel, and moderate carbonation. What I have in front of me now has no head at all and barely a collar, an unfortunately there's no lacing left behind either. So what to make of this beast? You certainly won't find anything this big or colorful on the Weisn these days but that's OK as this is more of a historical version. I like it!

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Photo of GreenMind
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimberSwanson
4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

11/15/16...pours mostly clear from the can, copper amber, with fast foam that settles out. Caramel malty nose with bready notes. Spiced malty lager flavor, quick finish. Some notes of vanilla and caramels. Solid marzen.

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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a burnt orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of toasted malts. Taste is malty, caramel, some hops are present, just a bit on the sweet side. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 50marathons
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good fall beer

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ChadwickHines
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Great place, fresh and made on the premises.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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Oktoberfest Lager from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 45 ratings