Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
Ranked #5
Ranked #8,491
4.05 | pDev: 11.85%
Today at 12:20 AM
Nov 04, 2003
Prost! Our take on this classic German style is a celebration of maltiness— packed with rustic, autumnal flavors to put a little more oomph into your oom-pah-pah.

Über smooth with vibrant malt flavors and a festive flourish of noble hops (lederhosen not included).

World Beer Championships
4-Time Medal Winner (Gold, Silver)
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Rated: 4.39 by Overtonjd from New Jersey

Today at 12:20 AM
Rated: 3.5 by rare_bird from Michigan

Yesterday at 08:16 PM
Rated: 3.88 by lsudduth from Ohio

Sep 22, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Sep 18, 2023
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Rated by BelsoC from Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
In 2020 this was an excellent beer, but not anymore. Better options are out there; Ayinger and Devil's Backbone for example.
Sep 17, 2023
Rated: 4.12 by Jacob313 from Michigan

Sep 14, 2023
Rated: 3.71 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia

Sep 13, 2023
Rated: 3.66 by ckk527 from Ohio

Sep 10, 2023
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Reviewed by GStone899 from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Hello great lakes! Wow, this was one gives a nice bold marzen punch right out of the gate. Mouthfeel is quite nice and juicy taste sticks around for awhile. Really a classic Oktoberfest taste with this one. I feel like if I was given multiple choice I could name this brewery with a blind taste test. Something about a great lakes beer that sticks out to me. Definitely satisfied with a purchase of this 6 pack. I forget how much I enjoy Oktoberfest beers.
Sep 09, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle exp date 11/1/23 into a dimple mug.
L: Pours rusty deep amber with a thin creamy off white head that goes down to edge foam, light steady carbonation, no lacing.
S: Caramelized malts, raisins, brown bread, lightly floral, a hint of alcohol with warming.
T: Bright over ripe citrus, leafy, a hint of grapes, toasted grains, lightly sweet & malty then rich caramel & citrus that linger. Fairly fruity with plum & skin. Slightly earthy with mild bitterness.
F: Bright and smooth medium-heavy mouthfeel with a robust middle and a long slightly dry finish.
O: This beer stands out in the Okto crowd due to its magnificent taste, feel and finish. Feels a touch warming as well. A perfect Marzen for cool autumn weather. It is outstanding in its style.
Sep 06, 2023
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Reviewed by mcm180 from Ohio

3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking from the bottle so I can’t see it or describe the head.

I don’t smell anything. Blame my nose.

Tastes roasty and malty with just a little hoppy bite on the back of the tongue.

Nice Märzen.
Sep 03, 2023
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Purchased as part of a mixed 4 pack from Wegmans in Collegeville, PA on 8/28/23! No visible bottle date, but a printed enjoy by date of 11/1/23.

L- Clear copper color.

S- Caramel and roasted malt.

T- Very well balanced hop and roasted
malt flavor. Hop bitterness up front
followed by an almost creamy caramel

F- Very smooth, slightly crisp. Fine

O- Wow! What a fantastic Oktoberfest!
Sep 01, 2023
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Rated by mpk2020 from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle from trader joes
Aug 27, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by Crabmando from Ohio

Jan 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Papercut4 from Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours out of the bottle a crystal clear dark amber with minimal head. The smells are wonderful that include toasty malt and maybe some carmel. Tastes follow the scents with some breadiness and spices. Only draw back was that it felt thin in terms of the mouthfeel, but luckily I don't drink beer for that reason! Fantastic Märzen!
Jan 06, 2023
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Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
APPEARANCE: Deep and clean amber, with a pleasing off-white head and limited lace.

NOSE: Warm, toasty Autumnal caramel and toffee. Very nice.

TASTE: Rich, sweet, malty. Pretty big flavor punch here, full of toasty malt and a slightly hopped zing at the finish. A bigger flavor profile than traditional Marzens, and a surprisingly enjoyable and unique take on the style. Really liked.
Nov 21, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by bkwagie

Nov 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Hayesbro from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a light opaque brown with a small head. Slightly sour and malty aroma, not very much. Touch of sourness in the taste, mildly sweet maltiness, some caramel, very little bitterness. Medium body. A very good Oktoberfest.
Oct 23, 2022
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Reviewed by bristol2120 from Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Great Lakes is a brewery that I am growing to appreciate more and more. I have never been disappointed by any beer of theirs that I have sampled, and their Oktoberfest is no exception. This is a Marzen style beer, that I would assume many US drinkers would associate with the Oktoberfest style. Dark burnt orange in appearance, this beer pours with a rather quickly subsiding head that doesn't leave much lacing. The aroma offers caramel and roasted malt notes that are very inviting. Taste does not disappoint, offering the same malt notes with a pleasant caramel undertone. This is another quality offering from Great Lakes worth seeking out.
Oct 08, 2022
Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 2542 ratings