Oktoberfest Lager Beer
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

Oktoberfest Lager BeerOktoberfest Lager Beer
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States
Ranked #390
Ranked #26,560
3.48 | pDev: 14.08%
Jan 23, 2024
Aug 30, 2002
The radiant copper-orange hue and rocky, off-white head of our traditional Märzen-style lager comes from generous amounts of Munich malt. Caramel malt aromas compliment the German lager yeast’s slightly floral aroma. Mt. Hood hops balance the substantial malt body, while the lager yeast adds a subtlety to the flavor, making this a great rendition of a classic German lager.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of Lucular
Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

3.97/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz can poured into a tulip pint glass. Appearance is a slightly cloudy deep yellow. Small head, no lacing. Aroma and flavor feature bready caramel malt and noble hop bitterness. Not super complex but hits the right flavor notes for the Märzen style with no real flaws. Very drinkable!
Jan 23, 2024
Photo of tone77
Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a copper color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of bready malts. Taste follows the aroma, not much else, very refreshing. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.
Nov 24, 2023
Photo of jjamadorphd
Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A decent marzen to start the month of October 2023...

Great lookin marzen - a beautiful golden hue even if the head on it was mostly non-existent. The smell was mild with a mouthfeel that is super crisp, and well-carbonated, all of this leading to a well-rounded flavor - true to the style. Overall, it's solid marzen, not spectacular, but definitely worth the try...
Oct 02, 2023
Photo of cyclonece09
Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours red orange with a small off white head. Smells of bright fruit and caramelized grain. Tastes of caramelized grain with bright fruit notes. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Sep 23, 2023
Photo of whitro17
Reviewed by whitro17 from Florida

3.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look - amber, sudsy off white head that goes down quickly, no lacing
Smell - bread crust, malty sweetness, honey
Taste - toffee, bread crust, honey, citrus
Feel - medium light body, light carbonation, semi-dry finish
Overall - 2023 batch is 5.6%. An Oktoberfest in September? Hell yeah! The scent of crusty bread is pretty strong but there's a malty, honey sweetness in there too. Taste brings that crusty bread, toffee, honey and a hint of citrus. Low carbonation and semi-dry finish. I enjoyed this brew. It's tasty and I would have it again. Pairs well with The Joker by The Steve Miller Band. Prost!
Sep 04, 2023
Photo of AdmiralOzone
Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours clear orange/gold with a thin short-lived white head. Aroma is faint, caramel malt and rye bread. Flavor follows the nose, a touch sweet in front, some earthy hops in the finish. Feel is on the light side of medium bodied, and only lightly carbonated. Overall, okay but certainly far behind the better Oktoberfest beers out there.
Aug 28, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by Hj7237 from Wisconsin

Apr 12, 2023
Photo of defunksta
Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a clear, deep and rich amber color with a strong light tan head. SRM of 16. (4.25)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of rich bread malt, caramel, mildly toasted. Fairly rich.

Flavor: Moderate flavors of bread malt, brown bread, with some sweet orange citrus in the middle. Finishes with more sweet bread malt.

Feel: Medium-bodied, milder carbonation and body is smooth.

Compared to Central Waters Oktoberfest 11/2022: Pours darker, stronger aromas. More bread, caramel and toasted flavors. Stronger and more dynamic all around.

Compared to Third Space Oktoberfest 11/2022: Pours darker, milder aromas. More orange citrus. Less rich bread and toasted malts. Lower carbonation and slightly less flavor.

Overall: An okay Oktoberfest Marzen here. Nice bread and caramel flavors, but the body drinks a bit flat. Fix that and this could be a good Marzen. (Rating: 3.76)
Nov 07, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by craigbelly from Iowa

Oct 16, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Oct 11, 2022
Photo of Nass
Rated by Nass from Florida

3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
The pour is copper colored with a meager amount of carbonation. The taste is toasted nuts, honey, molasses & brown bread crust. Cheers! B
Sep 29, 2022
Rated: 3.35 by fflopps from Iowa

Sep 05, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by BarrelAgedG from California

Aug 18, 2022
Photo of crazyspicychef
Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I liked this one a lot.
Pours a copper/brass color.
Nicely balanced.
Easy drinker.
I would definitely get it again.
Mar 04, 2022
Rated: 3.65 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 15, 2022
Rated: 3.61 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin

Nov 16, 2021
Rated: 2.5 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Oct 07, 2021
Photo of magikbagel
Reviewed by magikbagel from Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
It looks and smells like your typical octoberfest style beer, with pretty thick head and notes of nutty malt and biscuit. The taste is a bit sour at first, almost somewhat hoppy and citrusy, however theres still a bready malt profile, especially on the finish. overall a good beer, but there’s plenty of better options for the style.
Sep 28, 2021
Photo of BEERchitect
Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Kicking off the fall festival season, the brewery of Lakefront takes a most German-like culture with an Oktoberfest and Marzen lager to make the Wisconsin German contengency worthy of cheer.

Pouring medium amber and glowing with a bright and streaming appearance, the bubbly Oktoberfest builds a creamy short froth. As its scent captures the nose with a light bread crust, nutty and slightly caramelized scent, it also carries a faint floral perfume as well. But the malt-dominant beer sets early impressions of honey, light pastry crust, light toast and a mild nutty granola sweetness.

As the toasty and sweet malts roll along the middle palate, its floral character shifts towards a pleasant grassy flavor to offset the lingering malt sweetness to an off-cloying degree. With the sweetness relaxing, the more toasty and nutty aspects of flavor start to pull away and join the mildly spicy hops in a finish of lemongrass, tea and mint.

Medium bodied and quite refreshing for such a malty beer, Lakefront's fest beer has a slightly more red ale character than the most traditional German versions but is certain to make happy to toast to a robust fall festival season.
Sep 21, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Sep 12, 2021
Oktoberfest Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 361 ratings