Octoberfest Lager | Central Waters Brewing Co.

Octoberfest LagerOctoberfest Lager
BA SCORE
33.3%
Liked This Beer
3.53 w/ 210 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:
#38,774
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
210
Liked:
70
Avg:
3.53/5
pDev:
11.9%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 210 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of steveh
2.95/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Found some of this on sale because the season is over.

A -- Good, clear, deep orange-amber with a light tan head that settles pretty quickly.

S -- Mild caramel nose with some vague spicy hops.

T -- Mellow caramel with some hop spiciness in-between and a light nuttiness in the finish. Ever so vague bitterness back.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth to a crisp finish and a light-medium body.

O -- Another U.S. micro brewing, what amounts to, an Amber Ale or Brown Ale. It's not a bad drinker, but it just doesn't taste like a, malty, bready Oktoberfest.

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3.04/5  rDev -13.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with coded bottled on date of July 29, 2014 printed on the bottleneck. A new beer to me from Central Waters, acquired as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's. Expectations are good given the brewery.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a burnt sienna orange color, typical of the style, with a half finger of khaki head that leaves behind some nice spotty soapy lacing. Looks nice for the style.

S - Aroma is typical of the style also - a rich nutty malty aroma, with notes of caramel, toast, brown bread, and some berry-esque fruitiness. Maybe some minor alcohol fumes noticeable on the end.

T - Taste follows the nose - toasty, nutty, bready, and malty. Notes of caramel, toffee, and raisins. Perhaps some very minor alcohol content noted.

M - The feel is extremely crisp and clean. Very easy drinking; light-bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, an average representation of the style from Central Waters. Nothing terrible, but nothing great either. I would place it firmly in the middle of the pack as far as Märzen / Oktoberfest beers go.

Central Waters Octoberfest Lager -----3.5/5

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Photo of Gotti311
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.87/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.32/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of MattyG85
4.16/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a stein glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with lot of rising bubbles. Solid two finger off white head which slowly settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A toasty, bready, and nicely sweet malt forward aroma with hints of caramel, biscuit, and fruit. Toasted barley malt with upfront hints of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, cracker, and lager yeast. Fruit hints of apple, pear, lemon, and a little fig. Subtle spice hints of cinnamon and pepper. Light earthy hop hints. A pretty solid smell.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely bready, toasty, and sweet malt driven taste with notes of biscuit, caramel, and fruit undertones. Toasted barley malt with bready notes of biscuit, caramel, toffee, toast, grains, cracker, and lager yeast. Fried fruit notes of apple, lemon, and pear along with a little fig. Subtle spice notes of cinnamon, clove, and pepper. Very light with the earthy hops. A pretty solid Marzen taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and very smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a German style Marzen. Good mix of toasty malt and subtle fruit notes.

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3.84/5  rDev +8.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.62/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.72/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.8/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Octoberfest Lager from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 33.3% out of 100 with 210 ratings
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