Great Lakes Oktoberfest | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,222 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
Ratings:
2,222
Reviews:
623
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
257
Gots:
441
For Trade:
3
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of DeFaz
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

If I could only have one Oktoberfest beer during the autumn months, this would be it. I think it smelled even better in recent years, but otherwise everything comes together just about perfectly here. It smells of toasted malt and toffee. The malt provides flavors of bread, caramel, toffee, and grass, and the hops add just enough bitterness to balance the sweetness from the malt. This is medium bodied with active carbonation that makes it crisp. Overall, this isn't an overly powerful beer, but it is nicely balanced and is complex.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mtomlins
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Crystal clear; burnt orange, copper in color; 1-2 fingers of creamy off-white head that takes forever to dissipate to a sudsy collar and leaving lots of lacing.

S: Toasted malt, sweet caramel. Maybe a bit of toffee.

T: A big, robust toasted malt character that is sweet and round. A pleasant noble hop profile balances the malt out for a very clean finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation with a smooth, silky texture.

O: A rich, full flavor brew with wonderful toasted malt character.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mikeg67
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber with long lasting, foamy white head. Aroma is of noble hops and caramel malt. Body is full and smooth. Caramel malt and some cherry are balanced on the palate by herbal hops. Finish is long, semi-dry. Nice Oktoberfest.

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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%

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