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:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of thgreatrandini
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeConklin
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of skaboom420
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of sbart518
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Phatz
3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2006 Oktoberfest - fresh as it gets straight from the source.

This is not a bad Oktoberfest but as much I look forward to the flavorful creamy festbiers of the season I am a bit disappointed with Lancaster Brewing Company inventiveness in this years brew. It is a straightforward representation of the minimum requirements to meat the style, IMO.


Appearance: Served in a large mug a dark amber copper color with moderate lacing and decent clarity through the translucent beer.

Smell: Clean and lightly malty with a hint of grain and German malts but very little spiciness.

Taste: Very simple flavor of German malts and grain with a splash of caramel and the slightest hint of spice. Nice aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Crisp. Very crisp, almost too crisp, but pleasant.

Drinkability: This is certainly a sessionable poundable guzzler beer built for the masses but 'complex and interesting', maybe a question. It may be partly due to the fact that they serve the beer far too cold and I actually did not have time to let it sit for an hour. We'll give it another shot but, from time to time a guzzler is appropriate and for that time ...

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

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Photo of mooseo
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler into pint glass.

A - Clear deep amber with a titanic white head.

S - Toasted sweet malt, light floral hops, hints of caramel and nuttiness.

T - Sweet, bready caramel malt throughout, slightly nutty. Earthy hops add a touch of bitterness. Finishes with a nice roasted wood flavor.

M - Extra smooth, light-medium body, crisp carbonation.

O - Decent octoberfest. A little watery, but it has good flavor and balance.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Golden amber with a short head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity with light carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, brown bread, toast, and hazelnut.

Taste
Caramel with lighter notes of brown bread and lightly toasted malts. A slight kiss of spicy, floral hops in the finish.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, sweet, crisp, and clean.

Overall
Fairly light on flavor and aroma. Easy drinking and refreshing but could benefit from being a bit more hearty.

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Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kernalklink
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This seasonal was well done. A great color out of the tap, nice carbonation and a biting mouth. The flavors are well segregated on the tongue- nice sweet caramel malt with a slight hop in the back- very clean. I usually like more flavor in an Oktoberfest, but this brew was as refreshing without the more pronounced profile. A good choice from a brewery that hasn't disappointed me yet.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a translucent copper, faint head that fades quickly.

Smell is a sour caramely, with a hint of malt.

Taste is of sour caramel and malt, sweet smooth taste.

Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly carbonated.

Moderately drinkable, not sure if I really enjoy the sour caramel flavoring.

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Photo of JPowell712
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HossMcGraw
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was a little disappointing to me as I love this brewery and I love O-Fests. The color was the normal dark amber, very little head, no lacing. Smell was quite hoppy with a little malt in the background.

The initial taste was quite hoppy with a little bit of malt base. Seems too hoppy for the style. Very clean and simple. Actually tasted very similar to another one of their beers, the Red Rose Ale. Maybe they could switch up their hop varieties or something.

Mouthfeel was thin, but drinkability was pretty high. Overall, worth a shot.

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Photo of Deanho97
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of jarrett123
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of ujsplace
3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

This brew is a deep, hazy, burnt orange, aged copper in color and boasts a fluffy one-finger thick white head that fades pretty quickly, leaving minimal lacing, but forms a few floating clumps.

Smells of sweet toasted caramel malts and fresh baked bread.

Tastes of sweet toasted caramel, bready wheat and a twang of earthy hops.

Medium-light in the mouth, crisp and refreshing.

As expected for the style, this is a highly drinkable brew. Easily enjoyed by anyone who enjoys a Vienna Lager.

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Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle

Pours a clear, amber color with a small eggshell head that maintains.Mild lacing on the glass.

Nice caramel malt aroma with just a hint of herbal hops.

Taste is fresh and caramel malty with a light herbal hop flavor. Finishes quite clean and somewhat bland.

Thin body, mild carbonation.

Easy enough to drink, it's a competent Octoberfest. Worth a try if you run across this.

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Photo of matty
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden colored beer with average aroma.The taste is sweet with an aftertaste of what I think is pumpkin.No bitterness and nothing to offend any of the senses.I would buy this product again and recommend this to all my friends.I am eager to try other beers from this brewery!!

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, no date

Clear dark copper colored, cream colored head. Doughy bread aroma with some herbal earthy notes on top. Slightly sweet taste. Thin to medium bodied.

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Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at the Drafting Room in Spring House, pours a deep copper with a pretty large head that leaves pretty quickly,aroma is sweet and a little grainy.The taste is pretty well rounded lightly sweet with some soft bittering with light toasted malt flavors.A solid beer with no spectacular qualities but still pretty good.

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Photo of Python6586
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Light golden brown with a small ring of lacing.
S: Lightly toasted malt.
T: Slightly sweet, very malty and bready.
F: Just right: on the thinner side but really smooth.

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Photo of shertz
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a fresh growler that was just filled within the hour at the Brewery. For $7/growler, can't beat it. I'm becoming a big fan of Oktoberfest beers. Let's see how this one line's up while watching College Football.

A-No head whatsoever. Golden color with a hint of red throughout.

S- Not a whole lot of nose on this one. Some sweet caramel malts and a little spice. A few citrus hops also.

T- Taste is a lot more complex than the Apperance and Smell. Some sweet malts, spices, and apricot aftertaste. Has a nice floral hops taste in the middle. Very good and different than other Fest beers I have had lately.

M- I think this is a little thin. It might have lost a little carbonation after filling the growler. Nothing special in the mouthfeel.

D- The website says 6.5% though I don't notice any alcohol. Very drinkable in my book. Not my favorite Oktoberfest beer, but for the price and availability for me, can't beat a growler. It does have quite a bit of difference than Stoudt's or SA's, which is nice.

Cheers Friends,
Scott

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Oktoberfest Beer from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.54 out of 5 based on 205 ratings.
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