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
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of RyanByorick
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 DrDominator
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 rfoltz53
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerboy21
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gr0g
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kwlightner
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TopherBreski
2.44/5  rDev -31.1%
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 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 Latarnik
3.27/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Roberto11232
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Slizy22
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Rizzy17
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of 57md
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper color. Bready nose but there is also a touch of tartness.

The flavor profile follows the nose - at least as far as the breadiness. The finish is semi-dry.

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Photo of Deanho97
3.56/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of dtivp
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of PhillyNole
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of error9900
4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of ConradKenney
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of blckwiteboy
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Wortman1998
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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