Oktoberfest | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by WVbeergeek on 11-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,139
Reviews:
644
Ratings:
2,290
pDev:
12.1%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
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272
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482
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HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 2,290 |  Reviews: 644
Photo of znskeba
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobstockwell
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blevinsaj
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The best oktoberfest I've ever had and one of my favorite beers. Simply delicious

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftyMike
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GeorgianBayPackr
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the best October Fest beer I have tried to date. Balanced. Sweet without cloying and enough hop to cut. Easy to drink. Not too filling. Excellent beer. What other October fest beers should strive for

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Photo of goodbeergoodfood
3.08/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sb17
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottyB515
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheRock7755
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of PatrickCT
3.59/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of generalraider
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deereless
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of I3eer
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nweg
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful amber pour with a decent head. Malty biscuit / bread smell. Overall my favorite Oktoberfest beer. (Just above Hofbrahaus)

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks FlintB. You earned me a few points with the wife.
Pours golden, clear, and capped by a fluffy white head. Slight lacing.
Smell is caramelly, with hints of nuts, and a biscuity undertone.
Flavor is much of the same. Slightly sweet with a nutty caramel note. Something bright and slightly herbal in the hops that finish this one off mildly grassy.
Slightly on the fuller side for style. I like that. Also, this one finishes a little slick.
Overall, a good Marzen.

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Photo of dmckay729
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.1/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle. Amber body with a small white head. Smells of bread and caramel with a hint of corn. Tastes bready, then a little bit of toffee, and then bready again. Back end spikes with a malty aftertaste. Medium light. Decent and easy to drink, but lacks a little something to make it interesting, even for a Marzen.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Schelde's in traverse City, MI

Appearance - Served up in a classic pint crystal clear and bright orange in color with a mostly barren surface and a broken, razor thin ring encircling the edge. Not much for lacing aside from a few broken lines and tiny spotting.

Smell - Malty aroma - hints of biscuit, caramel and maybe even a hint of toffee offset slightly by a hint of grassy hop character.

Taste - Follows the nose. Toasty, biscuity malt base met by some caramel and just a touch of sweeter toffee flavor. Hops add just enough counter with fair bit of grassiness. Finish is balanced, though leans slightly skewed toward the sweeter malt character.

Mouthfeel - On the fuller side of light-bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick, easy drinker with a slightly dry and inviting finish.

Overall - One of the better oktoberfests I've had, but it's no Hacker-Pschorr which still sits atop my list. If you like oktos, or are even mostly neutral to most like I am, I'd say give this one a shot.

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Photo of SFNC
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nmurta88
4.84/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best Märzen style beers available. Incredibly smooth at 6.5%. Beautiful color, smell, and taste. Absolutely a top 5 Oktoberfest beer for me.

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Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 2,290 ratings