Great Lakes Oktoberfest | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

very good
2,222 Ratings
Great Lakes OktoberfestGreat Lakes Oktoberfest

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

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

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dancingnancie
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 OZ Bottle.

Very fresh as I live not too far from the brewery.

Very good lacing. Every time you take a sip you gather another ring around the glass.

The nose is very very malty. Along the lines of freshly baked bread. Pretty darn smooth, but I think the mouthfeel is a bit light. The bitterness of the hops is very nice in this brew. The hop bite lasts from start to finish. This is the first Oktoberfest I've ever had. This has got me really intrigued into the style. I plan to try more thanks to this brew!!

Try it for sure!

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Photo of Jeff22
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Drew88
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of JothHu
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Maninthearena
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Red-amber, very appetizing color. Almost perfect head upon pour, thick yet crisp, maintained form and hugged the glass. Fairly translucent.

Nose- A rush of noble hops upon pouring. Some tannins and earthy qualities, woody.

Taste- Oh my, this is autumn in a glass. Caramel and then some. Malty and quite spicy. Very complex blend of herbal qualities, can't quite distinguish all of the individual flavors. Finish is a toasty maltiness that leaves you salivating. Layers of goodness. Just a wee bit of bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Crisp, smooth, mouth drying. More velvety than creamy due to how thick it is.

Overall- A charm to drink, there are so many Oktoberfests out there and this one stacks up in my opinion. A full-bodied flavor profile makes tasting this a pleasure.

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Photo of DaswizDavid
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of meltroha
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of cfh64
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours an off white and slightly tan foam head that takes a while to dissipate. The beer itself is a beautiful clear copper with a slight orange note to it. The beer smell is sweet and caramel. The strong malt smell also gives off a slight honey scent. The beer taste is similar to the smell. Strong caramel notes with a side of honey, but also has a slight hoppy twist at the end of it, which is pretty good. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and with very little carbonation. The beer finishes a bit smooth and viscous like honey. Overall, a very good Oktoberfest and one worth getting when available.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of michaelfcasey
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Clear light copper, lots of carbonation visible. The short-lived head was very cool; not a uniform color but instead looked caramelized in places, as if a blowtorch had been applied like a creme brulee.

S: Malt with a toffee sweetness, some alcohol present as well. I think I even smell faint bananas...

T: Good layered malts, with a very enjoyable amount of sweetness. Carries a bit of a toast flavor as well. Finish is just about as long as I care for it to be.

M: Smooth, somewhat mouth-drying.

O: A great autumn beer, the flavor profile and artwork will get you in the mood for October and the beers that come along with it. Recommended if you're looking for an Octoberfest brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of drpimento
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pretty good stuff, meng. Served too cold, with a smallish, cream-colored head and good lacing. Aroma was almost nonexistent probably due to my low ability to smell, so all I can do is give benefit of the doubt. Color is a clear copper amber. Flavor's very nice and to me, so important for an Oktoberfest, not too sweet. It is malty, bread, cracker, some tang, hint of bitter, roast, and dry. Body/carbonation excellent esp. considering temperature. Finish is like flavor, average length, very easy drinking. Solid beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Great Lakes Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 2,222 ratings.
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