Great Lakes Oktoberfest | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Oktoberfest
BA SCORE
83%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 2,253 ratings
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by WVbeergeek on 11-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,654
Reviews:
632
Ratings:
2,253
Liked:
1,869
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
12.1%
Alströms:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
265
Gots:
461
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,253 |  Reviews: 632
Photo of nater919
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Amber ,orange color,medium carbonation. Malt,bread, sweet aroma. Taste is similar to aroma but with a very,very small hop bite in the middle. A slight higher higher abv that didn't effect the taste,overall a really good beer that I would get again

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

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

Photo of KMillard
2.75/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Too hopy for Octoberfest, may appeal to some

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

12 bottle into a glass.
Pours with a clear copper body topped by a good head.
Fine aroma suggests something sweet and alcoholic.
Smooth medium - full body.
Toffee notes in the fine flavor.
Overall: Quite satisfying.

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Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of SSGCujo
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of lagerthanlyfe
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mkh895
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JustCamIt
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A great example of an Oktoberfest beer. I quaffed my first in mere seconds without any guilt. I've got five more to ponder over.

Look: tarnished copper-amber with little bubbles producing a scant head
Smell: caramel!
Taste: sweet without any noticeable hop presence
Feel: long and sticky
Overall: very easy to drink that leaves the mouth wanting more

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Photo of heddar33
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.67/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great Lakes Brewing Co. "Grandes Lagos"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "...please enjoy by: 11/03/17..." and sampled on 09/05/17
$2 @ Shop Rite, 2800 Fox St., Philadelphia, PA

Notes: Just in time for Oktoberfest: 11 days, 1 hour, and 51 minutes as I write this. It pours the expected clear deep amber body beneath a creamy head of off-white. The aroma is clean, and sweetish with caramelish and lightly toasty malts. The flavor follows with some spicy and floral hops, and it's nicely balanced in quantity of malt against a firm bitterness. Oktoberfest beers can quite often be overdone with too much malt that leaves them flabby, or with too much malt and enough bitterness to balance it which leaves it too aggressive. This is labeled 6.5% ABV with just 20 IBUs. That's a little bit strong by todays standards, but certainly within historical range, and perhaps a touch light on bitterness but I feel it works. Medium bodied and gently crisp. Nicely done!

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Photo of Cunny123
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gorgeous beer - copper, golden hue with supreme clarity. Lively bubbles rising up to meet the puffy white head. Aroma is straightforward but complex - a mix of bread, dough and toasted grains. Like bread baking in the oven; warm and inviting. Taste is roasted grains, toasted bread, oven-baked pumpkin seeds, dough, honey and spicy hops. Creamy and smooth throughout.

Overall - packs a ton of taste and flavor driven by a hefty malt base. I usually prefer the style a little lighter on the palate but that's probably because I hadn't enjoyed this gem. This is a delicious beer, for sure, and is at its peak a few degrees above chilled. Let it warm up in the glass and it just gets smoother and smoother.

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Photo of Dms844
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Great Lakes Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83% out of 100 with 2,253 ratings
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