Oktoberfest | Granville Island Brewery

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Granville Island Brewery
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by canucklehead on 10-07-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Hornet2003
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is amazing. Probably one of my favorites of all time. It has a delightful spicy character that is common to a lot of the German Oktoberfest Marzen style beers. The mouthfeel is quite pleasant. Medium carbonation, smooth, slick and leaves very little aftertaste. The spiciness is evident both in the taste and the aroma. A bit of a tart initial taste but the maltiness comes through big time after that. The colour is beautiful deep amber and pours with a nice one finger head. I could drink a couple bombers of this in a sitting. The ABV is mid range(6%) making it a little more sessionable than a lot of the more popular craft beer styles out there(think Impy stouts). Granville Island has a winner here. I stocked up before it sold out and only have 1 bottle left. I eagerly await next year's batch.

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

B.C. has very little in the way of German imports in the
Marzen style so it is with great happiness that Granville
Island has created a very good beer to eat Bratwurst and

The smell is pure hallertau and the colour is a nice amber
which sets off the balanced flavours which exist in this
beer. A hallmark of the G.I. prototap beers is the balance
between hops and malt. Like the I.P.A previous, this beer
is well crafted and very drinkable. It also must be said that
this small brewery produces both lagers and ales with equal
quality. I look forward to seeing the Christmas Ale in November.

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Photo of BDTyre
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another great limited release from Granville Island. I've tried all their seasonals and have never had a bad experience, even with styles (such as this) that I don't normally drink.

This pours into my Oktoberfest mug a beautiful red-amber colour with a two-finger thick foamy white head. The head retention is decent: even near the end of the glass, the top is still laced with white. Smell is okay. It smells mostly of malts, and not much else.

This mazen is nice and malty, with a good balance of hops. There is nothing outstanding or peculiar about this beer: it is a straight beer, but it is well balanced and flavourful. As with their other seasonals, this is easy to drink. The large bottle size and mildly higher ABV make this a rather daunting session beer.

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Oktoberfest from Granville Island Brewery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 4 ratings