Oktoberfest Lager | Ellicottville Brewing Co.

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Oktoberfest LagerOktoberfest Lager

Brewed by:
Ellicottville Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by orfeu on 09-11-2007

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of LeftHanded666
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of athomasPSU
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of nodder
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of fishguyac
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Chris_Panos
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of utopiajane
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with bright clarity, perfect amber with light lager bubbles making their way to the top. Retention was poor, but poured a finger of off white foam. Left a thin ring and some patchy spots of lace. Nose was toasty, crusty bread and lager yeast. A very light malt sweetness on the nose. Taste is bold with bread and lager yeast twang. Has a gentle sweetness and finishes with a touch of bitter. It has a mineral quality to the taste and the mouthfeel is light and a bit thin. Had a citrus taste in the finish. My criticisms would be that the malt wasn't silky enough and could have used a touch more sweet presence in the drink. The hops were a bit too bitter for my taste and the yeast was powerful and a bit sour.

This is my first beer from Ellicottville and they did a great beer to style.

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Photo of musicsherlock
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of nyrblue2
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of dante23x
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of johnso98
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Kendo
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass. Body is dark golden/light amber with a small white head. Some splotches of lace after each sip.

S: Not terribly strong in the nose. Modestly sweet with a hint of nuttiness.

T: Sweet, but not in an overwhelming way. Some toffee or caramel malt. Very tea-like in character, with some leafy hop bitterness providing balance. Finishes with a light lemony or minerally bitterness lingering in the aftertaste.

M: Light in heft, carbonation is a little light.

O: Solid offering. I paid $1.50 for a single bottle at Price Chopper and not disappointed at all. An easy drinker that's balanced between hops and malt billing, leaning a touch on the hops side showing the American preference/influence on the style.

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Photo of Brenden
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Oktoberfest is on the lighter side for the style but still a dark gold nearing amber. There's lots of clarity to it and slow but consistent activity. The white head rises to a finger and fades to a wispy film after a bit. A thin ring and some spotting remains as it drops.
The smell is mostly sweet, breads with some green apple, but it's also well-hopped as Marzens go, offering a mostly leafy and floral note. The mix isn't too great on the nose, though, as it goes a touch on the sour side. With more strength, it could be above average, but it's light.
More comes out of the flavor, and the herbal and tea-like element mingles a little better on the tongue. Some caramel from the malts holds it down in this hop-forward version of the style.
The feel is almost too crisp at first but is tamed down, and the above-moderate carbonation does as well, leaving a decently smooth feel in the end.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of ng85
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of jsisko01
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours an orangish-amber color with almost no head at all. Has a thin lacing.

Smell - Pretty feint but I detect some caramel and maybe some grains.

Taste - Very sweet with a strong caramel flavor and pale malts. Malty, bready, and leaves somewhat of a floral taste in your mouth.

Mouthfeel - Has a semi-thick body with mild carbonation.

Overall - This seems like a mixture between a pale ale and an octoberfest beer lol.. But I like it.

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Photo of Vpr5002
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle to a pint glass

Appearance - a golden/slightly copper color. Upon pouring formed head which dissipated quickly

Smell -A bit of caramel sweetness but nothing too strong.

Taste - A little bit of caramel malt flavor.

Mouthfeel - Pretty much on par with what would be expected with ~ 5 % brew. Appropirate of the beer style

Overall - A fine beer, but nothing exceptional. About average for an octoberfest beer.

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Photo of tdm168
3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours copper with loose, thin head that quickly fades. The nose is nonexistent; maybe a little soapyness that fades with the head. The taste is very faint caramel and light malt and an even more subtle hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light and smooth, and it has very light carbonation.

The flavor profile is weak and disappointing, and the nose gave off flavors if any at all. This was disappointing to say the least.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Amalak
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This has a nice very caramel-sweet taste to it. It's smooth as hell. It doesn't taste at all like what you'd expect from an Oktoberfest, I would say that it's something closer to a Pale Ale that is extremely sweet.

This has a pale brown color to it, a very slight haze but basically clear. A decent, bubbly white head with some lacing. Very aromatic hoppy scent.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.42/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale orange with an off-white head, little retention.

Smells of yeast, malty bread, caramel, toast.

Full on malt up front in the mouth followed by some caramel and roasted nut flavors, finishing with slight herbal bitterness. A very tasty Marzen, one of the best I've had.

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Oktoberfest Lager from Ellicottville Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 32 ratings