Oktoberfest Lager | CB Craft Brewers

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CB Craft Brewers
New York, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

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Added by oberon on 09-08-2006

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 8
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

New on tap at the Buffalo Brewpub,poured a rick clear bronze with a tight 1/2 finger white head that really never went away.Lighter aromas of toasted grain a little caramel-like sweetness but as I said light,flavors and mouthfeel were full what I liked about it is that it wasnt overly sweet like alot of American fest lagers can be.Starts out with a lightly sweet pizza dough quality with an underlying light roastiness a nice herbal/anice character comes trhu late and makes it very drinkable.A good new offering from CBC I have enjoyed alot of their stuff around town.

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Photo of generallee
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. This bottle was purchased at the (2008) Buffalo Central Terminal Oktoberfest and was specially labeled for the event.

Appearance: It had a dark coppery amber color with good clarity. The head was small, slightly off white in color and faded to a thin, slick ring of lace on top.

Smell: The aroma had a deep burnt caramel and toasted malt presence with a somewhat spicy and leafy hop aroma.

Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor had a deep muddled malty sweetness. There are notes of burnt caramel, dark molasses and brown sugar that mix with slightly spicy and leafy hops. Overall this gives it a dark and murky character. The finish has more of a hops bitterness popping the deep maltiness as well as some grainy alcohol notes. It has a full body with a heavy, smooth and slightly slick texture and light to average carbonation.

Notes: Its dark deep murky complexity is very interesting but seems to take away from its overall drinkability.

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Photo of Jason
3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle.

Brassy amber color, good clarity. Head sits well and does not lose any ground. Some thick malt in the nose, caramel and dried grass. Bigger body than expected but the crispness is spot on. Some sweetness upfront with more of a fresh cut grassiness middle to end. Slightly sharp hop bitterness barley cuts through the malt though does a good balancing act. Herbal flavors ensue. Faint taffy sweetness, faintness of sulfur and a toasted grainy finish.

Pretty good, this style is a tough gig to go after. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of Rudgers73
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this a minute ago at Hogan's Hideaway.

A- Crystal clear. Deep orange. Almost no carbonation. Not much head.

S- Smells like fall. Warm, sweet, spicy and natural.

T- Sweet start, lots of pumpkin spice/ earthy tones. Bittersweet hoppy finish.

M- Decent. A little flat as far as the range of activity. Mellow and smooth.

D- Great for the fall months. Kinda makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside...

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Photo of iceball585
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep reddish brown color, semi-transparent, one finger thick fluffy cream color head, few tiny bubbles rising throughout

S- Grains, spices, light malts, caramel, roasted nuts

T- Caramel malts, nutty, toasted grains, hint of spices

M- Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth, clean, chewy

D- Worth buying again

This is a great example of an Oktoberfest Lager. Another good all around brew from CB's (I'm so glad I live 10min away from the new brewery).

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Photo of WesWes
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a golden/orange color with a 1/2" offwhite head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry lager yeast aroma with some light crystal malt character. The taste is decent as well. It has a malty flavor that goes down easy, but finishes dry with a twangy off taste. The mouthfeel is average. It is a low/medium bodied beer with good carbonation. It has a weird finish to it which is hard to pinpoint. This is a decent beer, although I'm not too high on it.

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Photo of kbnooshay
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I look forward to this every year in the growler! This poured a clear amber color with a short lived foamy beige head. The aroma is malty, doughy, sweet and lightly spiced. The taste is the epitome of fall! The spice factor isn't just right, not too much but it adds to the richness of the beer. The slight hint of pumpkin is all you need. The feel is moderate and kinda slick and coating. I would drink an entire growler in one sitting.

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Photo of yesyouam
3.3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Growler from Hegedorn's) CB Oktoberfest is a hazy amber beer with a foamy off-white head with pretty good retention and lacing. The aroma is of pretzels and malt. It's a simple and soft smell. The are hardly any hops in the nose. When detected, they seem wooden and minty. It is smooth and medium-bodied-- a bit syrupy. The carbonation is prickly and it feels a bit silty. It's well-balanced. The malt is like a sourdough pretzel. The hops are firm but smooth and quite medicinal. There is almost a quinine aftertaste. This growler made for good drinking in the back yard on a picture-perfect autumn day. Eins, zwei, drei, zuffa!
(rated Oct 23, 2007)

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Oktoberfest Lager from CB Craft Brewers
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9 ratings