Great Lakes Oktoberfest | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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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Photo of Benish
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - light amber color; about an inch thick white head

Smell - plenty of sweet malt and a faint of citrus - primarily oranges

Taste - intense sweet malt from start to finish with just a touch of bitterness at the very end. There were also subtle hints of rye. As the beer went from cold to room temperature, the malty flavor remained rich. While each sip was fulfilling, you just had to take another sip after another. The sweetness was impressive; it was sort of a bit one dimensional yet it's aggressive. This has a heck of a lot of malt.

Mouthfeel - medium bodied mouthfeel. Perfectly carbonated.

Overall - this beer is outstanding. The flavors are robust, it doesn't disappoint. If you like beers with heavy malt, this is the one to try. This is the best Oktoberfest I have tried so far.

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Photo of alexm1309
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of rheimbro
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of BuckTuckian
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of rwrk42
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: A dark copper red with a slight bit of head on the pour.

Smell: Sweet malt with very little hops aroma. Typical Oktoberfest aroma

Taste: A good malty taste. Extremely smooth. Slight caramel taste and a bit bitter finish from the alcohol content. Bitter in a good way as it goes well with the overall taste. Low carbonation and very east to drink

Overall: An extremely good Oktoberfest. Probably one of the best I have ever had. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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Photo of SakellariosVouvalis
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Supergenious
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Brushkanna
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of cackalacky
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Griggsy
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Kuhnzie8637
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of DC_Brah
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ChiefHopHead
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Lookjoesays
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of bralston345
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Bennyandthemets
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

After reading the reviews, I was on the lookout. Nice version of the classic German Marzen. The colder the better I found for this bottle. I was anxious and opened the first one a tad early. Once it cooled down it was super. Was really crisp at the right temperature. Eager to try it on tap.

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Photo of Vlaminck
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

A: Clear dark copper. slight brown 1 finger head. lots of carbonation on this brew.

S: Butterscotch and toffee sting the nostrils before a tremendous backing of biscuit, dried bread and stale toast. A little yeast funk rounds the nose out.

T: Big folds of bread. buttered brown toast. A toffee sweetness is there but very light. Just enough of a roast to make itself known. a small amount of spice kicks in before more dried bread. perfectly balanced.

M: Great carbonation with a little spice and bread finish.

O: Perfectly blanced. an easy drinking marzen; a true standout. /92

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Great Lakes Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 2,284 ratings
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