Oktoberfest | Lake Superior Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lake Superior Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
lakesuperiorbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by FightingEntropy on 10-11-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
8.72%
 
 
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0
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of mattmarka1
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of M-Jez84
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmarko579
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of drpimento
3.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not bad. Has a nice malty, toffee aroma. Flavor's like nose but with a touch of bitter in the finish that doesn't really help it out. Body is a touch thin. Fairly drinkable overall.

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Photo of Ssippisam
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours dark amber under a 1” cream colored foam cap that clings to the side of the glass
S: Spicy malts and some light kettle sugars.
T: Rich, complex malt profile with assertive hop finish.
F: Medium light body and medium carbonation.
O: A flavorful, easy to drink beer. It is a little light on the body and the hops push aside the malt a little bit.

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Photo of Metalsnota
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of morimech
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of emerge077
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Joe for this one!

Pours a dark coppery orange, compact layer of smooth creamy foam. Minimal lacing that forms a delicate arc or two in the glass, with lasting surface coverage. Good clarity, with a flurry of ascending carb trails visible throughout.

Dried fruit and nuts in the yeasty aroma. Cranberry or grape? Huh.

Tastes good, also fruity, a little bit of apple and grape, with a husky malt character, nutty and fairly bitter in the aftertaste. Smooth feel, easily drinkable. A little bit more bitter and fruity than most, it was interesting to try. Thanks again Joe!

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Photo of jimmah120
3.72/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle with no date, poured into globe

look is a dark ruby, mostly filtered. small head that fades to a ring. smells like gingerbread. feel is great:malty smooth fullness. the taste is on the lighter side for the style: pulpy pumpkin, light allspice, caramel malts.

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Photo of joe1510
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle
$9.99 6-Pack
Star Liquor - Ashland WI

Lake Superior's Oktoberfest is invitingly transparent, russet, and shows off autumnal orange highlights when backlit. The head is more beige than expected but is incredibly dense and velvety. A sticky network of lacing decorates the glass as I drink.

The aroma is that of pure, unadultered, crisp toasted grains with a backbone of that mouthwateringly sweet Munich malt. The slightly sweet maltiness adds a touch of caramel to the clean graininess and with deep pulls releases some floral undertones. I get floral notes from some of my favorite Oktoberfests out there. If it tastes as good as it smells I'll be in for a treat. Clean and to the point.

Sweet Munich malt gets things moving and follows through to the finish with the crisp, clean, lightly toasted graininess picking up mid-palate and pushing through the swallow. That floral quality lingers in the background. The flavor follows closely to what the aroma suggested. I'm digging this Oktoberfest, very clean and precise.

A body on the lighter side of moderate tops things off and the long finish is fairly dry which I think really helps the overall character of this beer. It would be beyond easy to put back a couple liters of this guy.

I have to admit, I'm pleasantly surprised at the very high quality of this Octoberfest. I haven't heard much about Lake Superior Brewing over the years but they nailed this particular style. It's unfortunate that this beer isn't available in my area because it's one of the better Oktoberfests I've yet to come across.

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Photo of drop6301
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of MetricOcean
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Really digging this offering from Lake Superior. Good color, clear and bright. It isn't overly sweet, but like a traditional marzen it has a lot of malt character. A little toasty and the malt has a lot of depth without coming across as too heavy bodied. Haven't always been a fan of Oktoberfests, but this is a clean beer and not too over the top with the malt bill. 77/100

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Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of NilocRellim
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer was poured out from a bottle and into a pint glass. It looked amber in colour. Smelled of malt, spicy pepper, and slightly hoppy; a combination of different elements yet well balanced. Tasted a presence of malt, hop, and bitter hops. Seemed like a nice oktoberfest beer.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably.

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Photo of zeff80
3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear, burgundy color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of foam. Little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of caramel, toffee and some floral notes.

T - Sweet caramel maltiness with a touch of toffee and bread crust. Slight bitter hop bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied lager.

O - This is a nice oktoberfest. I drank it a little out of season but it was still good.

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Photo of elcrawl
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Richeeeee
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a 12oz Tumbler Glass

Appearance - Dark Orange with a some red saturation. Pours a slightly orange 1 finger head. Leaves behind some decent lacing as well

Smell - Slight Spicy scent with hints of dry hops and yeasts. I also noticed a slight overlaying ginger and butter nut smell as well.

Taste - Has a very noticeable caramel and buttery flavor, especially in the back of the palette. It's definitely one of the more flavorful Oktoberfest beers I have tried. It finishes off with a slight bitter butter flavor to it, almost reminiscent of a Bitter Ale

Mouthfeel - Carbonation is light as well as the overall body. It's a pretty smooth beer to drink

Overall - Fairly good Oktoberfest beer. The flavor is probably what sets it apart the most from other Oktoberfest beers, which is certainly not a bad thing but it also doesn't feel as much like an Oktoberfest as it probably should. With that being said, it's still a good beer in it's own right

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Photo of budgood1
3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours out a deep and darkish crimson colour with a thin fine head and bits of lace. sturdy malt aroma...chunks of ripe fruit with cocoa and caramel. taste follows suit with a depth of malt character showing off bready, doughy malts...hints of cocoa and toffee and an underlying spice that fits in well. really a lot of layered malt character. medium bodied with a suspect mouthfeel...has an adjunct feel to it although i cannot verify that. nice drinkability...tasty enough although there seems to be some holes here and there.

overall i'm glad i got to try this. although i have only one bottle it seems to me that there could be some tweaks to this to make it a more solid and well rounded, cohesive o-fest type of offering.

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Oktoberfest from Lake Superior Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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