Octoberfest | Free State Brewing Co.

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118 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States
freestatebrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a smooth, malty lager fashioned after the famous Octoberfest beers in Munich. Each year around this time, the Germans celebrate the anniversary of the marriage, in 1810, of the Crown Prince of Bavaria. Huge crowds pile into Munich to imbibe the pride of the cities breweries by the stein full.

Free State's Octoberfest is made from Pilsen malt, caramunich malt, lots of Munich malt, caramel pils malt and aromatic malt. These combine to provide a light amber beer with a smooth, clean malt character that comes through clearly. The hops are Perle for bittering and Hersbrucker for a mild aroma.
(O.G. - 13.5P/1054. Hops - 20 IBUs)

Added by beernut7 on 10-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.05%
 
 
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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour: On draft at The Anchor in Wichita, KS. Poured into a nonic pint. Appearance: Copper in color and clear. Very minimal head. Aroma: Very malty, bready and doughy. Taste: Lighter in malt than on the nose. Hop notes are detected with the characteristic bite. Aftertaste: Sweet and light on the backend. Very bready as well. Overall: Easy to drink and true to style. Good. 3 out of 5.

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3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.62/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DelMontiac
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I found Free State Octoberfest in Hank's beer fridge, LOL! The 12oz bottle pours a very nice copper-orange color topped by a finger of white foam. Classic malty doughy slightly citrus aromas abound from this beauty. Flavors follow the nose, but slightly grain forward and with vanilla notes making this brew seem about as fresh as it could be. Any fresher and you'd burn your tongue. Nice slippery silky feel with a medium-full body. I have to put this Marzen in my top three hands down. Maybe top two. Ayinger will always be number 1 in by book. That should say it all. Excellent job Free State. See ya October 5th in Lawrence! Drink good beer. -DelMontiac

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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TimG_0913
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Was one of the better octobers I had this year.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.05/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Octoberfest from Free State Brewing Co.
3.88 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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