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Leavenworth Oktoberfest Celebration Ale | Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Leavenworth Oktoberfest Celebration AleLeavenworth Oktoberfest Celebration Ale
BA SCORE
3.59/5
Good
49 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#35,041
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
49
pDev:
11.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 17
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of beerthulhu
2.83/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: Dark ice tea coloring the head is frothy, slight with a light tan shade and a moderate stay of execution. Visible carbonation is faint and very spacious. Lacing is light.

S: Nose is light and indistinguishable for the most part. I did manage to pull out subtle nuances of dry grains and some herbal hops upon warming but the munich toastedness that they claim dominates this beer is kept in check.

T: The flavor came off a bit washy to me at first, a bit metallic but only slight with dry grains. Some toasted nature creeps in but not really dominating, faily restrained. Some soft herbal hops do come to light but are much more pronoucned after the swallow saving this from a below average score. A bit of off flavor of tea tannins rears its ugle head suggesting this isnt as cleanly brewed as finer german counterparts in terms of malt bills.

M: Some toasted slickness, medium body, quiet carbonation.

O: Overall it takes a few sips to warm up to this, it does improve slightly but pales when compared to finer examples. This really isnt gonna put the germans out of business in terms of cleanly brewed malt forward octoberfest and the noble hops really dont shine through and seem kinda faint and old. A bomber quickly becomes tiring about midway through.

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Photo of James954
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz brown bottle packaged on August 2015 ( 2 months old at consumption)

L: Dark clear amber with carbonation rising from bottom and lacing around edge
S: Fresh hops
T: fresh hops, light honey, muddled ripe apricot/peach
F: Heavy mouthfeel with some syrup

Overall: Good one. It goes for the hoppy profile instead of malts, but not too aggressive either. The heavy mouthfeel works great with the slightly syrupy viscosity because the beer is not excessively sweet. After the first 10-12 ounces, it got less desirable. Not a highly drinkable beer. Just one at a time. The sweetness had a cumulative effect over time.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.1/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Malty aroma has an undertone of spiced apple and just a hint of caramel. Pours a clear, dark mahogany with a decent light tan head. Flavor is mainly malty with caramel and fruity hints, a bitter undertone and a touch of woody hops. Texture has about average body, not much fizz. Overall, fair to middlin’ and good for a party.

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Photo of mactrail
3.16/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Quite drinkable malty beer of no particular distinction. Starts with some attractive foam but less retention than average. The coppery amber color is quite lovely. Not that much carbonation on the tongue especially considering how well the Germans engineer the mouthfeel.

First sip is the appealing warm, malty taste with a zing of hops. Caramel with a slight biter edge. A hint of fruit. After some sipping this seems a little grainy and murky, though it's been a few months since Oktober so maybe freshness is paramount here.

Some pleasant malt flavors but on the watery side. Worth a try next fall on tap but I would skip the bottle. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at the Fish Tale brewpub in Everett.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Smileitsfreetobehappy
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Maxmduarte
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Russf3181
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of foghornleghorn22
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Poured lightly hazy, brown-amber in color, with a small, off-white head that had OK retention and left just a spotty lacing.

A sweet malty aroma with a nice breadiness and some spicy hops.

Flavor: sweet malts in generous portions mix with balancing noble hops that add only a slight bit of spicy hop character, but adequately counter the malts' sweetness. Simple and mild but pleasant and refreshing.

Feel: Medium body and lively, near medium carbonation.

O: Worth trying.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, amber color, speckled with orange highlights, with an eighth of an finger of white head that quickly dissolved away into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a few wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Good and malty, with lots of freshly baked bread, black pepper, clover.

Taste: Very much like the aroma, very malty up front, with notes of freshly baked pretzels, some nicely balanced caramel-like sweetness, black pepper, finished with some nicely balanced hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some good carbonation to tickle the taste buds. With an ABV of 5.5%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: I’m pretty impressed with this beer. It’s from a brewery that I’ve never heard of, and is the only beer from this brewery that I know of, so to tell you the truth, I wasn’t expecting much. Shame on me, as this is a solid American version of an Oktoberfest beer. I’d certainly get it again, next year.

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Photo of hreb
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber served in pint glass. Beer pours orange amber, brilliant and clear, with little head. Aroma is malty, with a hint of the coppery Munich malt, but a bit too sweet smelling. Flavor is on the mild side, but drinkable and balanced. Very clean finish... seems like a lager to me. The execution is very good here, and relatively faithful to the spirit of the style, but I just can't get that excited about such a safe, bland Oktoberfestbier, even if it is much better than so many American takes on the style.

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Photo of beertunes
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a medium golden amber with just less than an inch of slightly off-white head that had good retention and just a little lacing.

A fairly neutral, balanced aroma greets the nose, a mild grainyness the outstanding feature. The flavors are very similar, just fuller and more present.

The body is on the lighter side, but still full and pleasant. Drinkability is very good, having a session with these while enjoying the waning days of summer would be a pleasure. Worth trying, and maybe a little effort to find.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of NCMatt
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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