Oktoberfest Beer | Lancaster Brewing Company

Oktoberfest BeerOktoberfest Beer
BA SCORE
29%
Liked This Beer
3.51 w/ 207 ratings
Oktoberfest BeerOktoberfest Beer
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
Ranking:
#39,248
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
207
Liked:
60
Avg:
3.51/5
pDev:
12.25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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1.25/5  rDev -64.4%

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2/5  rDev -43%

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2.38/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

(From Notes)

On tap at the brewery.

Yellowish orange with a rough, strewn head that disappears very quickly. Overly carbonated and kolschy, this beer possesses a slight note of honey in the body, along with orange citrus and papaya. Sweet malt, grainy taste, which sits rather oddly to me. Finish is timid. Light in hops. Strong in alcohol, but hidden well. Crisp, but a bit syrupy and light in body.

I expected a lot more from a brewery in one of the biggest, most traditional German-descendent communities in the country. Really unremarkable.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
2.4/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a pint glass.

3.0 A: Agressive pour gave a small head. Little lacing. Orange amber in color.

3.0 S: Sweet caramel and some sourness much like a sour wine. A bit of floral hops to round it off.

2.0 T: Really sour for a beer. Tastes like a cheap sour red white with a bit of Japanese sake mixed in. Interesting but not good and terrible for the style.

4.0 M: Easily the best part about this beer. Creamy and smooth and largely chewy. If only it tastes better.

1.5 D: It's hard to get through even one of these.

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Photo of TopherBreski
2.44/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Very light color for a Marzen and a bunch of carbonation. Smell is average; good malts and caramel - nothing special. Beer tastes ok but is too light and carbonated for me. I love Marzens and this is sub standard.

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Photo of Seanibus
2.53/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This actually winds up coming out like a light pumpkin beer, although I see no evidence they were actually aiming for that.

Pours clear copper with fizzy carbonation, though the head collapses with dismaying rapidity. The aroma is strong at first - honeyish and spicy, though it fades incredibly fast, leaving only the slightest whiff of malt. The flavor is a bit better, round with some clove and cinnamon coming from the malt. The finish, however, is a bit bitter and sour. The mouthfeel has some of the creaminess one gets in a pumpkin beer.

This one doesn't do it for me - it doesn't have any of the crisp snap of a well-executed Oktoberfest. It feels flabby and round and the satisfying malt burn turns quickly into a sour aftertaste.

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2.56/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of jackorain
2.61/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer looks good and like an Oktoberfest should 2 finger head goodretention and lace. However the aroma and flavor were off. Too yeasty, almost hopless

Very fizzy wuth a light body.

I really wouldn't persue this in a bottle again. I've had many a beer at the Brewpub and on tapother places and tmost lancaster offerings are fine products, however, most of there contract brewed bottled stuff is not the same quality.

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2.68/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This Lancaster brew was a gift from a recent house guest. Frankly, I expected more from this brew, though I appreciated my friend's hospitality. Color is amber, almost copper. Pours with a modest head that does not linger. Not much lacing. Smell and taste were consistent with each other - a hint of hops, some malt, and some not very pleasant cider-like flavors. Mouthfeel was not noteworthy. As this beer warmed up from refrigerator temperatures, it grew less pleasant. The color and light hops are characteristic of Oktoberfest beers, I believe. but it did not have a full, lusty taste that I had hoped for.

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Photo of mempath
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

deep amber color with almost no lacing and a head that dissipates fast. smell is a bit sweet, a honey-malt sense that some may like, but too much for me. taste is...well, the first taste is simply on the sweet side...next one, after a bit of warming reveals a hint of muscatel...something i like, but if it's muscatel/muscadine, give me more. mouthfeel is fairly carbonated but oddly thin and 'chewy'...not sure what it wants to be...for me, not super drinkable. not a session FEST beer as i would expect...i really love Lancaster's Hop Hog and other offerings, but this isn't their best. for me. it might be for you. i would HAVE to have a big sausage sandwich with this. plenty of mustard. something to make this something worthy of washing it all down

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.85/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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Oktoberfest Beer from Lancaster Brewing Company
Beer rating: 29% out of 100 with 207 ratings
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