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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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Best on draft. best oktoberfest made in US.

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.58/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.48/5  rDev -12.8%

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4.52/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clean, clear orange-red. thin white head that dissipates quickly
S- Malt, carmel, bread heavy
T- Malts and bread up front followed by a hoppy tang
M- Medium body, smooth and easy-drinking, finishes dry
O- I normally don't seek out Oktoberfest beer, but this one is so clean and well balanced it is definitely worth a try.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.64/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into sam adams custom glass: color is perfect, great copper, fine bubbles, head is not present or lingering.

Smell is a nice stronger, fuller maltier oktoberfest style which is a great way to americanize this lager; malts are all munich/vienna aromas, subtle grape and fruit like flavor.

Taste is full bodied, great malt flavor: vienna, munich malts, crisp clean hops and subtle bitterness

Mouthfeel is what to expect from a stronger maltier ale, slight lingering sweetness, and crisp drying carbonation.

Overall a great oktoberfest interpretation; maltier and stronger than many but still very clean and crisp flavors.

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4.36/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.16/5  rDev -20.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Bottle: Poured a golden color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of clean cereal notes is exactly what I would expect from the style. Taste is also dominated by cereal notes with light residual sugar with a clean finish. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Perfect example of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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