Leavenworth Oktoberfest Celebration Ale | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Leavenworth Oktoberfest Celebration AleLeavenworth Oktoberfest Celebration Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
Washington, United States
fishbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Released in celebration of autumn’s arrival, Oktoberfest is a medium-bodied bier crafted in the Leavenworth tradition. This richly amber seasonal owes its smooth, malty flavor to a large percentage of Munich malt. In the classic German tradition, we add both noble Tettnanger and imported Tradition hops for an authentic Oktoberfest hop aroma.

Added by xoqx on 10-06-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.47/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerhw
4.2/5  rDev +17%

Photo of woemad
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Consumed a pitcher at The Viking for $5. Wasn't sure If I've had this before, but if I did, I didn't review it.

Poured a hazy golden-amber color, with about two inches of creamy looking white foam that hung around for a while.

Moderately sweet, fruity and slightly roasty in the nose. No really hoppy scents jumped out at me.

The taste starts out with a fruity sweetness. That fruitiness is held in check and kept from being OTT by a roasty background that is otherwise unobtrusive.

Medium bodied, with a slightly slick mouthfeel.

An outstanding session beer. Not a huge flavor bomb, but my interpretation of the style is that an O-fest shouldn't be too much of one, but should be faiarly easy to drink. This one succeeds in spades.

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Photo of xoqx
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - This arrived a very cloudy golden-amber with a nice off-white, almost orange-tinged, creamy 1 finger head that lasted half the pint. Good carbonation bubbled throughout consumption.

Smell – A very fruity nose mingled with malts as expected for the style. The smell was very pronounced and was discernable from the moment the beer was set on the table. The brewer says they used Tradition and Tettnanger hops for an authentic Oktoberfest hop aroma, but I didn’t really detect hops in the smell.

Taste – Wonderfully balanced with a great medium roasted, robust malt body that has a light hop finish. It’s an ale, not a strict Oktoberfest, but tastes and drinks similar to the style.

Mouthfeel – Medium and chewy

Drinkability – This is a very enjoyable beer, indoors or outdoors during this time of year.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ElGordo
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The latest offering on my home system, purchased in a 5 gallon bullet keg. Pours a bright orange hue, topped by a sizable white head that leaves some nice lacing as it recedes to a thin halo. Aroma of sweet, bready caramel malt, a touch of fruity hops, and just a hint of astringency. Palate is well-balanced and a touch sweet - light, honey-ish malt up front, balanced by a richer, bready malt character and a subtle hoppy bittering towards the back of the mouth. Finish is rich and full of sweet caramel malt.
The body is thin enough to pass as a traditional lager, although the robustness of the flavor and the generous carbonation do not belie the status of this beer as a red ale. Overall, a highly drinkable treat that has not lasted long at my place this fall. I'll definitely get another keg of this next year.

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Photo of Gavage
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy reddish amber color with a 1" head that lasts a long time. Thick lace develops.

Smell: caramel and some earthy tones are easy to detect.

Taste: caramel, apples, a moderate earthiness, and a decent bitterness creates a simple but tasty oktoberfest.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Light crispness at the start, smoother and a bit dry at the finish. Short lived aftertaste.

Overall: this beer is very easy to drink and on a nice fall day could be consumed all day long. Nice flavors and very satisfying.

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Photo of oberon
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becker a clear rich bronze color with a half finger white head that lingered for a bit.Fruity esters and caramel malts dominated the nose,pretty aleish in the nose.Lightly toasted with caramel not being to overbearing on the palate,fruity with a light hop presence.Not a bad little seasonal ale,could drink a fair amount of this.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a moderately dark amber with a generous head that lasts a while. Malty and flavorful. This beer is tasty and easy to drink!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Leavenworth Biers "Oktoberfest Celebration Ale"
22 oz. brown glass bottle, the label does not appear to be notched with a "bottled on date".
$3.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Not knowing the bottling date, but aware that it's available August 15th through "Oktober", I'd imagine that my sample was about 8 months old. Other than some possible additional caramelized notes, however, I found no oxidation.

I thought it was nicely balanced, mainly displaying the malt, but also allowing a bit of hops to come through. Given the age, however, I'm unsure of just how hoppy it might be to begin with. Still, it was obvious that it's a well made beer.

What I noticed about it is that it's got a truly American feel to it, which is probably mainly coming from the malt, but that it wasn't too much so... some brewers will just use caramel malts to get the effect their looking for, but there was clearly some Munich malt used in this case. It was perhaps a little fuller in flavor and body than those of the Munich brewers, but at the same time it seems that their beers get lighter and lighter with each passing year. I found it quite enjoyable, and I'm looking forward to trying a fresh bottle this year and updating my review.

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

22oz bottle into a weizen glass. Pours a deep ruby amber w/ a big fluffy beige head, good sticky lacing. Nice caramel color, a little dark for an Oktoberfest.

Aroma is bready caramel malt and a hint of spice.

Taste follows nose. Heavy caramel malt with just a touch of cinnamon/nutmeg. Floral Old World hops give it a good decisive bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, drinkable, refreshing.

Overall this is a rich, flavorful, well-crafted Oktoberfest bier.

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Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of silverking
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of fishguyac
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Brewski
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of DOCRW
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 9/2014.

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and slight nut aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, nut, and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a surprising citrus zest quality I am getting on the finish in the taste.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Leavenworth Oktoberfest Celebration Ale from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
3.59 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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