Great Lakes Oktoberfest | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

very good
2,221 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

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Added by WVbeergeek on 11-04-2003

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of MaximalC
3.09/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear copper color with a moderate off-white head that soon disappears almost entirely. Aroma is light, smelling of noble hops and caramel malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, featuring mild caramel, grassy hops, and an off-putting dash of apple juice. There's also a metallic twinge that muddles the middle and obscures what ought to be the backbone of the flavor profile. The mouthfeel is light but appropriate for the style.

I'm not much of a fan of oktoberfests to begin with, but even by oktoberfest standards, this is unremarkable. The peculiar juiciness is distracting, and there's just not much else there to gravitate toward. Perhaps my least favorite offering from Great Lakes.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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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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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-great amber color but with a fairly significant lack of head

S-grainy beer wort. A good scent but not a strong scent

T-comes in with a flavor of roasted caramel grains. They're very crisp and bready. Just a touch of sweetness. Matching after-taste that has some lingering bitterness to it. Quality ingredients.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a semi dry finish

O-definitely a great example of the style, definitely something I could quaff liters of if at a festival. Has a good raw beer flavor more so than some oktoberfests and is also a bit more bitter than most.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured into a pint glass... decent head that recedes quickly. Beer is a dark gold color

S- Bread and caramel, hint of sweetness

T- Nice balanced tasting fest beer. Notes of caramel, bread, toffee, and a hint of hops

M- Medium body with light-medium carbonation

O- I think this may be my favorite American brewed Marzen. and very reasonably priced

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into my snifter. Drinking this while listening to some Bob Dylan - good times.

A: Clear light brown copperish color with good lacing.

S: Caramel, toffee. Tons of malt. Smells sweet.

T: Yes this is bready. Also follows the nose with plenty of caramel and toffee. Delicious!

M: Lush medium - full bodied beer. Sweetness lingers on the palate.

O: Great oktoberfest here. A definite must try.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Great Lakes Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 2,221 ratings.
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