Oktoberfest Lager | Olde Hickory Brewery

63 Ratings
Oktoberfest LagerOktoberfest Lager

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by veech on 09-23-2006

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Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at beer study in chapel hill

dark copper with a tad reddish hue. appropriate head. smell is crisp and malty. you can tell this will be refreshing. the taste is big on malts, bready, yeasty. I'm a big fan of this style and this is very true. medium bodied, medium carbonation.

overall a surprisingly excellent oktoberfest beer. thoroughly recommended.

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Photo of hemorhoidzz
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of KevinGordon
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of GABrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of herrburgess
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
1.5/5  rDev -58.9%

Photo of JordanPP
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

picked this up when visiting family in NC about a month ago...notched as best by january 2013...bottoms up! enjoyed from a duck rabbit snifter.

a - brew poured a watery transparent amberish with a thin head that was gone almost as quick as the beer was poured. hardly a ring of bubbles was left on the surface of the beer.

s - smells nice. big grape. some nutmeg and crystalized malts. big sweetness.

t - much like the nose, but a bit of booziness on the backend. grapes and nuts. all malts. lots of grain. fairly bready and crisp. toasted.

m - a bit boozy, but other than that, fairly classic.

o - overall a nice take on the style. on the sweet side of things, but good. not my favorite marzen, but solid.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Hanzo
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of brewdude1982
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of tastybeer
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Orange-amber, white-like medium sized head, and straggly/spotty lace.

A: Has that pleasant deep malty aroma that this type of beer should have. Smells sweet and caramelly.

T: Tasty. Sweet with an autumn-like darkness. Hops are hidden in the background under malty cover.

M: That thick chewy maltiness that doesn't always come with this style (and should) is at the forefront.

O: A good representation of this style. Maybe a tad sweeter than usual, but not in a negative way.

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Photo of wedge
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear deep orange color with a small off-white head on top. Clean, sweet toasted malt aroma...fresh grain, floral notes, and some toffee. Flavor is sweet through the middle - probably a bit too sweet. Rich toasted malt, caramel, subtle spicy/earthy hops. Clean and medium bodied. I liked where this was going, but the sweetness kills the drinkability.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.13/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The locals say this is a fantastic Oktoberfest.

Initial pour produced a nice amber body with a slightly small head. It has since faded (only a matter of seconds) into a small ring of white head. hm.

The smell is grainy and sweet. Almost exactly like Great Lakes: super grainy and earth (more than GLBC). Almost smells crisp (which is what I dont want). Definitely some good caramel malts in there, but just doesnt smell sweet enough.

It tastes like a goddamn world class oktoberfest. Super grainy and earthy up front. The caramel sweetness really only comes in to cut the graininess out and make it clean and drinkable. Its not as sweet as the world class Marzens, but its just one minute step below those.

Its a fantastic Oktoberfest, and might be one of the better NC beers Ive had that doesnt come from a barrel of some kind. Olde Hickory, you met expectations once again.

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Photo of brotherloco
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Lantern
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of whitekiboko
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of kbutler1
3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle. Pours a clear, light copper color with a slight light tan head. Very sweet aroma that reminds me oddly enough of candi corn and marshmellow. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet upfront with notes of fruit, caramel, and the aforementioned candi corn. From there it draws out with a slight bitter metallic ending. Drinks fairly easy. Some brown sugar notes as well. Decent but not stellar.

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Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Oktoberfest Lager from Olde Hickory Brewery
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