Oktoberfest Lager Beer | Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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79
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316 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:
316
Reviews:
141
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 316 |  Reviews: 141
Photo of Caleb_Varebrook
4.25/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best Octoberfest beer I've ever had.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber appearance, sweet malt toast smell. Taste was mildly sweet, not at all bitter, hefty or intrusive. Shit to pound in fall. Nutty caramel real mildly done. Toffee. Free flowing, not viscous.

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Photo of warpig372
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 03fatboy
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcm75
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
4.03/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tourdot
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarryZ
4.19/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TheSSG
4.28/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, soapy, off-white head that has surprising persistence that laces a bit. Soft, spicy hops in the nose. Clear, copper color. Starts with a nice, spicy hoppiness. Spiciness rises just as a wall of smooth, smooth malt comes through on top of that. There's a caramelness to the malt (which I usually don't like, but it works well here). Slight lingering hop bitterness of spice lingers into the finish on top of malt.

I really, really like this one. I think it may be my favorite Oktoberfest; great, spicy hoppiness, excellent maltiness, and a crisp mouthfeel.

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Photo of firkingroovin
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Savan
3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Pours a wonderful auburn colour. A slow pour at first and a aggressive pour toward the end produced a thick white head that quickly turned to a thin lacing after about a minute....

Smells like dry straw... not pleased :(

Tastes of vanilla, white bread, and slight of butter.

Has a medium body about it... and a good silky mouth feel to it lack of better terminology , Its like buttery caramel goodness! not the best oktoberfest bier ever, but a refreshing switch up that I am not overly displeased with.... side from a prevalent smell.

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Photo of npachl
3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Eman17
3.34/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattyG85
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep and hazy amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of off white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A bready and fairly sweet malt forward aroma with a scent of caramel, grains, and biscuit. Barley malt with bready hints of grains, biscuit, caramel, cracker, and lager yeast. Subtle hints of earthy hops. A solid malty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a bready and sweet malt driven taste with notes of biscuit, caramel, and grains. Upfront presence of toasted barley malt with notes of biscuit, grains, caramel, cracker, and lager yeast. Light background notes of earthy hops. A pretty decent lager taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, crisp, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A solid take on a Marzen. Nice sweet caramel malt notes.

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Photo of pauldig
3.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maedhros09
3.65/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Typical amber with relatively little head and poor retention. A very malt-centric marzen. Enjoyable and fairly drinkable, with that caramelly almost fruity aroma and taste. Little hops to speak of, and not all that distinctive.

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Photo of jmarko579
3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bplabernie
2.98/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dannycohen62
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vonerichs
3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single bottle as part of a build-your-own-six-pack at the Trig's Cellar 70 in Rhinelander. The best-by date suggests this one is good for about four more months. Poured right from the fridge into my Lakefront pint glass.

L: Pours a bright copper with about an inch-and-a-half of off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly down to just a ring and leaves very little lacing on the glass. Quite clear with lazy, intermittent visible carbonation.

S: Really not a whole lot going on in the nose. There's a bit of malty sweetness--a bit like sweetbread. Just a bit of a buttery quality, along with a touch of earthiness and corn. If I strain a bit, I can make out the slightest touch of fruitiness, almost like a weak cider.

T: Bread-like and sweeter malts up front, colored by some earthiness and a bit of stewed corn. The middle brings just a touch of tartness/astringency, while the malts continue to exert their influence. The back end registers a bit on the sweet side--again, it seems to be coming from the malts, but there's still that lingering corn quality. A bit more of the earthiness some hop tartness to close things out. The flavor profile is pleasant but not especially engaging.

F: This one is one the lighter side of medium-bodied. It drinks a bit flat, though there is a touch of creaminess from the carbonation. Tartness is present, but it never reaches the point of bitter, in keeping with the style. No stick to speak of. Quite drinkable, overall.

O: I've have my share of Märzens, and this one wouldn't rank too highly on the list, though it does offer pleasant flavor and nice drinkability. I wouldn't discourage anyone from giving it a go, but I probably won't be returning to this one (especially given the fact that New Glarus's Staghorn is significantly better and less expensive that this offering from Lakefront).

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Photo of thebigredone
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear copper gold under a 1” off-white foam cap that quickly collapses to a thick film.
S: Rich malts and light spice aromas.
T: Has a malty palate, slightly sweet with a gentle hop accent on the finish.
F: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: a good, easy to drink Oktoberfest.

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Oktoberfest Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
3.45 out of 5 based on 316 ratings.
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