Fresh Hop Oktoberfest | Deschutes Brewery

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Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by HuskyinPDX on 09-17-2011

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of SomethingClever
3.54/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12 ozpour on tap

A: Darker amber slight caramel in color. Great clarity and not much body.

S: Nice malty bready doughy grainiy smell. Slight floral and herbal hop presence

T: Nice layered malts and grain but then has a spice taste rusted grain floral zesty hoppiness

M: Medium to lighter

O: This is a horrible example of a Marzen and the chief problem with American Octoberfests they hopped it up and it ruined a great beer. Lots of zesty earthy spicethat was not needed or welcome in a marzen.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BTHU
3.36/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev +37%

Photo of benbjb
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Underdogbisco
5/5  rDev +71.2%

Photo of DennisHanley
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Arbitrator
1.18/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

On tap at the Portland brewpub.

A: Pours a clear, amber-copper body with off-white head. I can't really comment on retention since it came in a taster size (4oz) courtesy of a server.

S: Mild aromas of toasted biscuit and grass.

T: This is where the beer shines. It finishes with an unmistakable, memorable flavor of bitter aspirin and fish. Yes, fish. I handed the sampler to alfrantzell and had him check. I compared it to salmon, while he likened it to trout. Perhaps my palate is damaged. I should be able to discern between various fish species. Either way, this didn't get finished.

O: If I can't even finish 4oz...

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.52/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

39 IBU 4.5 ABV

On tap at the Portland Brewpub. Served in a Deschutes Pint Glass.

A - Pours a dark orange with a tan head. Good retention, but no lacing left on the glass.

S - Very hoppy floral tones and some malts in the background.

T - The hops totally dominate here. Very floral, citrusy, and honeydew.

D - Good carbonation and average body.

O - Good, but the fresh hops dominate so much, I would have never guessed this as an Octoberfest.

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Fresh Hop Oktoberfest from Deschutes Brewery
2.92 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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