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Great Lakes Oktoberfest | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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4.05/5
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2,279 Ratings
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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:
#2,737
Reviews:
643
Ratings:
2,279
pDev:
12.1%
Bros Score:
4.75
 
 
Wants:
267
Gots:
476
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,279 |  Reviews: 643
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - clear amber color with beige head

Smell - caramel, toffee, toasted nuts

Taste - caramel sweetness, toffee, toasted nuts

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet upfront, hop bitterness at the back end,crisp, flavor lingers for a bit

Overall - this is a solid beer that I would gladly revisit, holds its own against its German counterparts

Price point - $8.99/6 pk

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Photo of alphagnome
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Poured a translucent, rich bronze color body. Fine sediment is visible. Thick, white head leaves nice lacing as it slowly withers away. Light carbonation.

Aroma:
Honestly, not a lot going on here.. and that's not a bad thing! Nice, rich caramel malt provides most of the nose. A bit of nutmeg. The occasional banana. Crisp.

Taste:
Delicious! Thick malt provides a sweetness that is almost too much. ALMOST. Caramel notes are present but light for the style. Hints of pecan, maple and apricot liven the party up and add a nice complexity. Sweetness transitions into a light bitter bite. Finish has an oak quality to it with a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth as they come. Medium body. Light carbonation levels. Alcohol is noticeable and the finish is semi-dry.

Overall:
Possibly the most enjoyable example of the style I've had to date! Refreshing and easy to drink. Plenty of complexity and character. Grab it if you see it - I know I will be travelling to bordering states to get my hands on this one next year!

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Light orange with a thin head that hurriedly disappears
S: Roasted malt, subtle spice, caramel and just a hint of hops
T: Matches the nose with roasted grain, caramel, spice, hops
M: Light but crisp and refreshing
O: Very enjoyable

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

Deep amber in color with a solid white head and a fair amount of lacing on the glass. Clear body. Bread and toasted malt aroma. Light floral noble hops. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A great and slightly unique example of the style. One of the best American-made Oktoberfest beers I have had to date. This was my first Great Lakes beer and I will certainly be trying others. Glad they are now being distributed in NJ.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a SA Perfect Pint glass

A: Amber, opaque, with a tan half-finger head that dissipates to foamy bubbles. Great lacing.

S: Floral, malty. Cinnamon and spices. A little pumpkin, too.

T: Robust, malty, hearty, sweet. Grainy. Now this is the way an o-fest should taste!

M: Medium to high. Hefty carbonation. Really full and thick.

O: An excellent Oktoberfest. Great with a grilled cheese sandwich.

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Great Lakes Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 2,279 ratings
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