Oktoberfest | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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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3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
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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4.21/5  rDev +4%
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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4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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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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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Oktoberfest from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 2,289 ratings