Cambridge House Oktoberfest | The Cambridge House Brewpub

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The Cambridge House Brewpub
Connecticut, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Boto on 09-26-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - this arrives with a autumn red with small amounts of carbonation and half a finger of tan head

S - rich malts dominate like a typical marzen, roasted and slightly nutty, this is supported by a minor but present sugary/spice notes

T - very similar to the aroma, rich autumn roasted malts, the sweetness comes out more, kind of a sweet potato/yam sweetness, a faint spice note follows up

M&D - ultra-smooth, a well brewed oktoberfest, one of the best i have had, layered and not overdone

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Photo of DNICE555
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at my local brewhouse - 6.3%

Looks like a rainy fall day.

Smells like a fall harvest.

Taste is a spicy malt with a bitter backbone. Very nice.

Very smooth and balanced.

This one went down very well - not too sweet. I could go for another.

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Photo of sraimondi
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this recently on draft at the pub. O.G. 15.6 Plato, ABV 6.7%

First of all, technically an ale, made with a lager yeast, but this doesn't detract from the high quality and malty goodness of this brew.

A: 1" tan head which settles to a film. Good sheet lacing. Deep amber/copper color, a bit darker than BJCP guidelines, SRM came in at about 17 or 18, with BJCP range being an SRM of 7-14. Still, a very attractive look.

S: All malt here. Slightly sweet nose, no hops are perceivable, as should be the case.

T: Very malty, with some bread present. Finish is a bit drying, with some light hops, but this doesn't breach the overall malt character. Definitely on style.

MF: Feel is medium full and carbonation is medium. Nice feel overall with a very nice finish which is quite drinkable.

Overall: IMO, the best beer that Chris J. has brewed so far during his short time at CBH. This beer is a very good representation of the style, which is quite an achievement given that it is actually an ale. Very satisfying. I hope this malty beer is soon available at the new CBH in my hometown, Torrington.


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Photo of Boto
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draught @ Cambridge House: This one pours a slightly hazy, darker amber color. There was a small off-white head that left a little lacing. Malty aroma with some spiciness, earthiness and nuttiness. The taste is along the same lines: a touch of malt sweetness w/some bitterness, spices and nuttiness. Very Nice!

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Cambridge House Oktoberfest from The Cambridge House Brewpub
4.08 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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