Octoberfest Lager | Central Waters Brewing Co.

Octoberfest LagerOctoberfest Lager
BA SCORE
3.52/5
212 Ratings
Octoberfest LagerOctoberfest Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by cdkrenz on 12-09-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,460
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
212
pDev:
11.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 212 |  Reviews: 63
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of davillanx
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Octoberfest Lager pours a copper color, with a smaller, but long lasting head. Nice rich caramel aroma, with hints of roast. Taste is rich, a little sweet, nice caramel and toasty flavors. Good body and feel. Overall, a very solid octoberfest.

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Photo of LeRose
3.96/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer pours a deep orange/gold color. Clear, about 3/4 inch of dense foamy white bubbles that falls to a layer and hangs.

The smell is toasty and bready. Great sweetness that is like caramel. Some vague fruit aroma - apple, maybe pear, some lemon.

The taste follows in step. There is a bread/toasty taste, sweetness with a light layering of fruit on top. Just a hint of lemony citrus and a very faint spicy/peppery note well into the finish that I did not find in the smell. There is an earthiness at play. The fruit leans to the apple and pear with just that small lemon brightness.

The mouthfeel is pretty smooth and quite drying without being astringent. Medium body, middle of the road carbonation - certainly not overly carbonated.

I think this ticks all the boxes for the style. It is sweet, a little rich, but not overly sweet. The lighter notes seem to linger pleasantly into the aftertaste. I like this beer. Recommended

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Photo of MNAle
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Lager aroma: yeast, bread, hints of fruit, maybe a little spice. Deep amber with lots of bubbles and a tall off-white head, receding within a minute or so to a thin cap. Mild flavor, with just a hint of bittering in the middle and a malty, relatively simple-tasting finish. In the mouth, it is a bit thin. Yes, this is a lager fall seasonal, but there is not much to recommend this beer against the other regional Oktoberfests, and it is completely outclassed by the Germans. Nothing too bad, it is just not remarkable.

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Photo of CCutch
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheRock7755
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmwilliq
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thoglund
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bplabernie
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannycohen62
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMH73
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color with a half inch white head. Smells of sweet malts, caramel, toffee and a hint of spice. Taste follows the nose but is a bit too sweet IMO. Light bodied and carbonated. It does not stand out among other Octoberfests.

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Photo of MrUse
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrKarl
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Amber, clear
S: Toffee, dark fruit, sweet, caramel
T: Sweet caramel, dark fruit, toasty, light toffee
M: Light, typical for style
O: Good but doesn't stand out. Maybe a little sweet for my taste

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Photo of bbtkd
4.06/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Central Waters Octoberfest Lager, 5.5% ABV, Marzen Oktoberfest. Pours thin to medium viscosity, golden, two finger head with light lacing, with malty bready nose, taste follows with not much bitterness other than a bit of burnt toastiness. Good mouthfeel, and overall an excellent beer from my favorite brewery. This would be a good session beer, this one is disappearing quick.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Octoberfest Lager from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 212 ratings
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