Oktoberfest Lager Beer | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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79
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314 Ratings
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Oktoberfest Lager BeerOktoberfest Lager Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
Wisconsin, United States
lakefrontbrewery.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jackndan on 08-30-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
314
Reviews:
140
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
14.24%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 314 |  Reviews: 140
Photo of Sara
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottled 7/2012.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt and caramel. Taste is of malt, caramel, and some metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that smells pretty decent but the flavor isn't all that good.

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Photo of BrownAleMale
3.97/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Kasteel goblet

Appearance- A hazy reddish orange color. Small amount of white head that completely dissipates into 0 head.

Smell- Sweet ripening fruit mostly banana. Malt, bread and wheat are also there.

Taste- Once again, very sweet fruit up front with a super bready malt finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with a very clean finish making for a very drinkable brew.

Overall- I like the addition of the sweet fruit notes that alter from a normal Marzen. Well done very drinkable beer with a little more complexity then the usual Oktoberfest.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of wattoclone
3.96/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a few bottles in 2012. Initially it tasted overly sweet and strong notes of citrus peels from the hops. The color is excellent for this style though and the aroma is spot on: woody, burnt sugar, malty and inviting. Last week I found a bottle I had buried in my stash for 2 years in the cool basement at 65-68 degrees and cooled it down for a couple days. I opened today to see what it had become and was pleased to find the citrusy hops had disappeared while the caramel rich malt flavor increased. Drank almost like a dunkelweizen, very smooth, malty and caramel rich with a slightly crisp finish.

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Photo of AllHailBeercules
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of IkariBattousai
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard pint glass.

The beer is a typical copper/caramel color, slight haze that you cannot see through totally. A cream colored head dissipates quickly to a wisp. Lacing is light but present.

The aroma is faint, but pure: malts, sweet caramel.

I like the taste in that it throws no surprises: Malty, sweet caramel, dough, and the hops are so muted they may not be there. Total marzen in my opinion.

The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied, goes down very well.

Overall, I just think this is very easy to drink and holds up to the style. It's not aggressive in any area, it just tastes like a damn marzen, and that's awesome.

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Photo of lvoutlawjlh
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of CWhite
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of brealbg
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of m0ntels
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a light brown color with a tan colored head on top. The aroma of the beer is loaded with malty sweetness, some earthy notes as well. The taste of the beer has some very light spice notes with a caramel sweetness in the finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is medium bodied with a decent carbonation to it. Overall this Marzen isn't bad, I thought it was enjoyable and would probably drink it again.

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Photo of Halcyondays
2.85/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours amber with a small white head, average retention, no lace.

S: Apple cider, sweet malt.

T: Some caramel malt, lots of red apple peel, grassy hops.

M: Light-bodied, a bit acrid at times, crisp, some biting carbonation.

O: A middle of the road Oktoberfest, not the best flavour, drinkable enough, but there's a lot better out there.

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Photo of RoryOMoore
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of DIPADude01
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of LoraxLager
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of wakajawaka76
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of TimRasmussen
5/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: half finger head on an amber with crimson hues body.

S: mostly caramel malts with some grain and biscuit. A mild fruity presence.

T: toasted cramel malts and sweet breads, mild earthy and herbal hops but lacks the spiciness of a good marzen.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this one is drinkable but lacking in the degree of spiciness, hopiness and malt profile you want from the style.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of dkoehler42
2.58/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer proclaims to be an Oktoberfest lager. However, the taste, smell, and mouthfeel are sorely lacking. The color is a dark gold or brown. The beer smells average, maybe a bit sweet. The taste however, is where this beer suffers. At best, I picked up on a partial Oktoberfest taste. The mouthfeel just wasn't pleasant overall. This is one best let on the shelf.

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Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a pint glass.

A - Poured a clear amber color with a medium off-white head. It left little lacing. Some sediment in the bottom of the bottle added mid-tasting.

S - It smelled malty and quite sweet (caramel!), with some floral and fruity notes.

T - Lots of caramel and medium malt flavor. Hints of hops, but overall somewhat sweet. Buttery in a good way.

M: Medium bodied. Light carbonation.

O: A nice and flavorful, if rather sweet Oktoberfest.

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Oktoberfest Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.44 out of 5 based on 314 ratings.
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