Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest | Tyranena Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cokes on 09-16-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
87
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
14.05%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 87
Photo of Wisconsinality
2.63/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into English pint.

A- Pours a nice dark copper with a nice pillowy two fingers worth of head. The head recedes quickly and leaves spotty lacing on the side of the glass.

S- I get more lager malts than anything else. I was hoping for a little bit of sweetness. I also pick up just a little bit of grass.

T- Some nice malts and a little sweetness but I am worried by a metallic taste. Some dark fruits in there as well.

M- Thin to medium bodied that seems to feel a little flat. I really can't tell that there is carbonation there at all.

D- Nothing about this beer sticks out to me. The flavors are bland and lacks carbonation. I hate to say it but I should have reached for a Staghorn.

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Photo of Duff27
2.93/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a copper color. Very little head of which that is there, dies almost immediately. Carb bubbles are almost non-existent. From all that you could have guess it...no lacing.

S- Caramel malts.

T- I'm not picking up on much. Bread. Dull overall. Grassy?

M- Very watery. Disappointing.

D/O- Doesn't seem to be that much to it, which adds to the drinkability in that you'd be able to put a few down. Whether or not you'd want to switch to a different Octoberfest would be the question. Did I get a bad bottle somehow? Come to think of it, the cap seemed to have came off way too easy :/

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Photo of Rennpferd
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It poured slightly flat. Less than one finger of head and almost no activity in the beer itself. The head quickly turned into barely a lacing. It had a crisp clear copper hue. Lighter than normal for a Marzen.

It had a nice malt scent that was accompanied by a lite floral hop undertone.

It was malty with quite a bit of hop bitterness. It was full bodied and had an almost clean finish.

It's good, but very much like all of the other Tyranena beers that I have had. This is not a bad beer. However it is not a good representation of a Marzen in my opinion.

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Photo of dfillius
3.12/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass
A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of eggshell colored head with poor retention. Head fades to fizz quickly. Clear Amber liquid is nice. More head please.
S: Clean grain with grassy/herbal hop. Smells nice.
T: Strong bready graininess, little hop that increases later on in the beer. A bit cloying, the flavors do not meld well.
M: A bit thin. Modest bitterness
D: Eh, wouldn't order another and I won't buy again. It does go down easy though.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into an Imperial Pint. Bottled on 11Aug09. A paragraph of info but no ABV.

A - Gemuetlichkeit has a beautiful, brilliant clear yellow-honeyed orange color but is sadly topped by an incredibly small and short-lived off-white head. No ring, layer, or lacing.

S - Grassy hops are immediately evident with a leaf-pile and dirt-like earthy nose. It's hard to get much beyond that but I can pick up mild notes of toasted malts. Not my favorite and a bit too hoppy in general for an Okto.

T - The nose foreshadows the flavor almost perfectly, it's definitely a hoppier oktoberfest with the same earthy, grassy hops upfront. The malts do shine a tad more than in the aroma though. The background has a weak toasty malt presence far too overshadowed for the style.

M - Crisp and light-bodied, it has a moderately sharp carbonation bite to the finish that ends dry. It's a bit watery feeling too.

D - The weakest Tyranena I've had by far, this oktoberfest is almost a pale (in flavor) lager. It's lacking a solid malt backbone to combat the overly hopped flavor. The finish gets drier and drier with each sip. Not a great example of what an oktoberfest can be. Plus it's grassy hops are far too potent. Blech.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a mug)

A- This beer has a crystal clear amber body with a thin wisp of white film on the top and a slow carbonation of tiny bubbles.

S- This soft dry tartness leads to a light toasted malt note and a bit of biscuit malt in the background.

T- The tart raw gran flavor had some toasted notes to it with a soft plastic quality to it. There was a noble hop note at the finish that had a light bit of spice to it when it warmed. There was also a sulfur flavor at the finish that increased with a pungency of the hops as the beer warmed.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel wit a fizzy finish.

D- After a few sips the sulfury hops really start to dominate the malt flavors and the tart flavor is a bit off aswell.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

On-tap at Tyranena Brewery. Pours a copper orange color with a foamy beige head. The taste is smooth, malty and easy drinking. Nothing special but easy drinking.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.26/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for this one, Jeff.

A: The beer pours a light amber color with a finger of white head.

S: Smells strongly of bubblegum...okay? A bit of bread and toasted malt. Some earthy hop notes and a definite caramel malt. Maybe a bit of metal to it, too.

T: Like the aroma, intense bubblegum flavor. Earthy hops with a light bitterness. Lots of caramel and toffee flavors with a little bit of spices. A little bit of toasted bread.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: The bubblegum just ruined this for me.

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Photo of rye726
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice dark wheat color and a tan head that disappeared towards the end of the beer. The nose has some sweet candy malts as well as spicy yeasts. Taste follows suit. Somewhat light for the style but still a good lager. The light body drinks as an Oktoberfest should.

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Photo of longarm
3.32/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours out of the bottle with a dark-orange amber hue and a nice foamy head that lingers around. It has that Oktoberfest look to it, making me feel like I need a beer tent.

The first hit of aroma is unimpressive and somewhat of a letdown based on initial appearances. I'm catching a hint of
acetylaldehyde, but it's not overwhelming or a turn-off. There is no hops aroma and very little malt. The lack of hops on the nose is fine, since it fits with the style. The low malt aroma, however, is disappointing. Nothing toasty or malty about it.

The flavor is decent but like the aroma, it doesn't seem to have a lot maltiness, given the style. There's a nice toasty flavor that occasionally peeks through, but I would rather have some more of this.

I have no idea, but I suspect that this is an expensive beer to make authentically, especially for a smaller place like
Tyranena. I wonder how long this beer is actually lagered?

Overall, I like this beer, and it was worth the price. On the other hand, Tyranena has a great list of beers, but this one wasn't quite up to par with most of their non-seasonals, which makes me wonder if I just got a sub-par bottle. It's not a bad beer, but it seems like it could be so much more.

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Photo of TheSSG
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, soapy head that has good persistence. Bright, spicy aroma with a touch of sweetness. Radiant, orange-amber; looks beautiful. Starts with spicy hops and malt sweetness behind that, moves into a drier bitterness, still spice-centric as the bitterness peaks around a low-medium. The finish is nice and spicy with a really good nuttiness underneath it.

I like this one. It's definitely centered on the spicy/hoppy profile. A little more malt would make this stunning.

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Photo of blackearth
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, WI. Pours a clear, orange-amber body with a thin white head. Aroma of toasty and biscuity malts. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with a crisp carbonation. The malt flavor is just a bit thin. Pretty good, but not very memorable.

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Photo of crossovert
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz brown twist-off bottle.

It pours a nice amberish/orange with a white head that sticks for a bit but doesn't leave much lacing.

The smell is simple, nutty grains and a bit of fruitiness.

The flavor almost brings a saltiniess. There is a noticeable hop bite, buttery malts and a hint of nuttiness. It is a bit sweet and bitter for the style.

It is middle-of-the-raod oktoberfest territory.

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Photo of demcorhip
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A clear, coppery, amber hued brew. Thin, off-white head quickly receded to leave a thin collar of lacing. Finely and quite mildly carbonated.

Stewed sweet corn, some toasted biscuit, and sweet caramel. Some leafy and earthy hops also present.

Toasted biscuit asserts itself slightly more than it did in the nose. Gives way to sweet corn and nutty caramel, with just the slightest hint of melanoidin. The earthy and leafy hops appear at the finish.

More light than medium in body. Malt profile leans more toward slightly nutty caramel versus toasted biscuit. Perhaps under attentuated, as the malty sweetness really asserts itself . My bottle was also under carbonated, leaving an almost lifeless brew in my glass after only a few minutes. Decent earthy and leafy hop presence not quite able to rise over the malty sweetness.

A decent, drinkable lager. Not quite up to the high standard set by New Glarus with their Staghorn. The slight yet pronounced sweetness also reduces the sessionability of this brew. Thanks to my wife for picking a single up for me to try, along with a few other interesting brews today.

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Photo of terrabyte
3.36/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a medium to light copper color. Average foamy head that disappeared completely.

Slight smell of bread and nuts.

Taste is much more earthy than other oktoberfests. The flavor is earthy, a little grainy, nutty. However, too subdued for my liking (but not any different than any other oktoberfest)

Decent body, bordering on too carbonated. If you purposely or accidentally swish this in your mouth, the foam will release a lonb, bitter aftertaste. Usually fine, though.

Goes down easy, but I'm still not of a fan of Oktoberfests.

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Photo of emerge077
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

More Oktoberfest please... Sadly this stuff dries up way too fast.
Got a single of this recently in WI. Getmuetlichkeit is a concept I'm all too familiar with...

Pours a dark saturated orange, lasting foam, exceptional drippy lacing around the edges, looks like your average black metal band logo. Veil of skim across the surface.

Nutty, fruity yeast aroma, reminds me of a Trappist dubbel or triple somehow. Caramelizes sugars.

Taste has an astringency, though mirrors the smell pretty well. Nutty with sweet dried fruit yeast esters. Overly sweet to a degree, though tolerable. Astringent mouthfeel is a dealbreaker,an Oktoberfest should never have rough edges. One and done, won't be getting this again.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a clear bronze color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into thin lacing. The aroma is bready malt, toffee, and hints of grassy hops. It is a nice aroma, but it is quite tame. The taste comes through a bit more with the same profile as the aroma. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is an alright beer, and I could drink it again. On the other hand, there are a lot better Oktoberfests out there.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. This beer has a light copper color with a small head. The aroma is lightly malty with a little spiciness. The flavor starts off with some sweet caramel. Then the grain comes in, follwed by metallic hops. A little apple fruitiness. There is some toasted malt flavor, but I like more in my Oktoberfest beers. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty good drinkability. A decent enough beer, but there's nothing in it that really stands out.

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Photo of arboristfish
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a slightly hazy copper color with a white head. The aroma of this beer smells of sweet munich malt, and spicy noble hops. The taste is strong with munich malt, and some biscuit like flavors. The hop presence isnt very srong. The mouthfeel is medium thick, and is drinkable.

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Photo of Winter
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a short-lived light tan head. Very light aroma of malt, hops and a slight nuttiness. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Malt flavor and the hop bitterness upfront provides an initial bite. Caramel tones and some spiciness from the hops follow. There's also a slight nuttiness to the flavor. Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest is a classic example of the style. It's only flaw seems that it could be a little fuller on the malt load.

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Photo of maundythirsty
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Particularly aggressive pour creates two inches of orange-white head. Laces a bit. Beer is crystal clear and orange. Occasional bubbles. Smells pecan-tinged and malty, maybe some soft herbal hops.

Soft, sweet malty flavor saturated by mellow noble hop bitterness. Thin. Maybe I poured too hard, but it felt lifeless.

Hard to decide if it’s good. You could comfortably work your way through a liter stein or a downer because it’s less than interesting.

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Photo of alexgash
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brassy pumpkin-orange with a maize-white head. Head doesn't last too long. Smells of mildly-sweet carrot cake and caramel, complete with spicy hop notes and a hint of metal. Not overly aromatic. Taste starts off with a doughy caramel bread malt flavor. This doesn't last long as spicy, peppery, bitter hops come in and jab the tongue. The bitterness is accentuated by hefty carbonation (perhaps a little too hefty). Finish is peppery (almost chili-peppery) and bittersweet. Seems to be more sweetness in the finish than up front. Kind of a weird oktoberfest, but not bad.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Wonders Pub served in a half liter Sam Adams stein.

Appearance: Orange copper body, slightly lighter then the average Marzen color, with a thick white head with great retention.

Aroma: Caramel and a touch of sweet generic fruit. Herbal hops with a tinge of metalicness.

Taste: Light toast, caramel, hints of strawberry, leafy finish.

Mouthfeel: On the light side. Round. Soft. Balanced with assertive carbonation.

Drinkability: Sessionable.

A bit lighter in all regards than I like but quite good none the less.

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Photo of Ri0
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into stein!

A - Bronze/orange with a nice 2.5 finger head. Leaves a collar and swaths of lacing around the stein.

S - Grainy malty, and sweet bread. Light earthy and spicy hops.

T - Good amount of malts, grain, sweet bread and hints of caramel. Light earthy and spicy hops give it a bit more. Almost has a slight Hefe flavor to it. Finishes with just a touch of dry spiciness. I'd prefer a bit less hops or a different type of hops.

M - On the lighter side with good carbonation and some dryness. Smooth and easy drinking even on a warm day.

O - Enjoyable Marzen that I look for in late summer.

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Photo of SykDoc
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It pours a very nice amber. A light 1/4 inch head forms and quickly reduces to almost no lacing. It is transparent when held to the light and carbonation is readily visible.

The aroma is a nice level of dark fruity malts up front. Then there is a decent level of alcohol and yeast that follows.

The taste was a bit weak to me. It has the routine malty sweetness up front and then a bitter hoppiness that follows. A slight spiciness is also present at the finish.

The mouthfeel as again a bit light. It is light/medium bodied and has a little too much carbonation for me. It is fairly smooth and leaves a pleasant dryness that sits on the tongue.

Overall, this is a fairly decent beer although there are many places to improve. I would drink it again and won't have any problem finishing it but won't search it out.

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Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest from Tyranena Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.
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