Oktoberfest Beer | Lancaster Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
lancasterbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oktoberfest uses seven different malts and three varieties of imported and domestic hops, as well as an authentic Bavarian lager yeast. This beer is full-bodied with a nice malt sweetness.

Added by oberon on 10-31-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
205
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
12.15%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
19
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0
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of TimberSwanson
4.48/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwc215
4.27/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours reddish copper with an off-white head that soon descends to a slowly disappearing thin cover.

The smell is of caramel and graininess. Slight spiciness in the back.

The taste is of carmelized grain. Slightly nutty, it has a malty character with a touch of spicy hops. Malty sweetness in the finish. Simple, but tasty. Robust.

It's medium-to-full-bodied. Smooth.

This is a nice O-fest. Malt-accented and smooth, it is a well-crafted brew that hits the style with exceptional authenticity. Very quaffable. (Could use better head retention, though.) A good one to put in a line-up of O-fests!

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of DavidU
4.22/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

Look: Massive foamy head, about 3 fingers, which lasts a long time and will leave a nice lacing on the glass. The color is a light amber with plenty of carbonation bubbles.

Smell: This one was tricky for me, but I managed to pick up a smell usually found in a lager

Taste: The start is roasted malts and/or caramel, but the finish is where this one gets interesting. I'm getting an apricot taste which is probably from the floral hops. Speaking of hops, a nice spicy backbone is in the finish as well.

Feel: It goes down smooth, and isn't overly syrupy.

Overall: I've tried quiet a few Oktoberfest's and this one is unique among the others. I've had better, yes, but overall this is one that will be a must have for me this fall. Cheers everyone!

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Photo of JWU
4.21/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into a big ol' mug.

A- a clear amber with orange hues. A nice off white head, that I wish stuck around just a tad better.

S- Clean caramelly, bready lager, with a slight bite of German hops.

T- bready up front, but quickly transitions to the smooth caramel/bready sweetness. A touch of German hops on the finish.

M- Very smooth, slightly above average carbonation.

O- One of my favorite American brewed Oktoberfests. I have some every fall.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lancaster- Oktoberfest

Picked up a single at Capone's- Norristown, PA

A- Golden copper brown with a frothy white head. Moderate lacing down the glass.
S- Strong caramel malt with a light earthy hop aroma.
T- Big strong caramel, butterscotch malt. Sligth touch of vanilla and woddsy hop.
M- Creamy and sweet. Malt dominates throughout.

Overall- Delicious beer, could become cloying after a few but otherwise total session beer here. 1 of the best Oktoberfests I've had this Autumn.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poppin' with flavor much like the version I tried a few years back called Franklin Fest. Pours a copper amber hue with a bright light cream colored head with minimal lacing after each sip. Aroma brings out deep caramel malts with a slightly tart sourdough bread presence and light herbal hop backing. Flavor coats the mouth with a sweet initial fruitiness with a welcomed soothing caramel nut finish, herbal hop flavors roll. Drink this one warmer it really opens up the flavor profile, Mouthfeel is medium bodied carbonated softly with a nice semi sweet roundness that treats the palate right. Drinkability overall is pretty killer one of those dessert island Ofests, one of the best of the season thus far and I've had a quite a few to compare this one with.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.1/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub.
Served as a deep copper color beer with moderate slightly off-white head.
Smell is malty with some caramel notes present.
Taste is appropriate for the style, with the presence of roasted malt, caramel and toffee found.
Finish is light, for this style of beer, and very refreshing.
A very middle-of the-road example of the style. Great drinkability,

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Photo of Walleybeer
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of weeare138
4.08/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

...This is now being offered as the year round Marzen at the brewery.

Appears a red brown color with nice 1 inch head that sticks around for a minute and solid levels of lacing and medium carbonation. The smell is of nice, German malts and a fruity sweetness mixed with aromatic crisp hops.
Taste is smooth with nice rounded malts and a pleasant, mild hoppiness that compliments the beer well. This is one of the smoothest versions of this style you will have.

Finger licking good.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wiscokid920
4/5  rDev +13%

Looks and smells like the type of O'fests I DIG! Nose highlights the classic Munich malt profile giving off toffee/caramel sweetness with a touch of herbal hop pop. Flavor is dead on in my book. Munich malts flavors really shine. Toasted malts with caramel sweetness, nice herbal/grassy hop bitterness...the combo makes it very tea-like, nothing over the top....and ends with a nutty finish. Great balance. Clean. Great offering of the style.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Billm67
3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is a nice coppery clear color with a nice foamy top that clears out quickly without a trace on the glass

The smell is a nice full smell, but somewhat average.

The taste is good that starts out with just a hint of fuirtyness and then turns into a roasted carmel ending.

The mouthfeel is medium with a full body taste. Not heavy, but not watered down either.

Drinkability is good although with the alcohol content I'm not likely to frink one after another all night.

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Oktoberfest Beer from Lancaster Brewing Company
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