Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest | Tyranena Brewing Company

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Gemuetlichkeit OktoberfestGemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by cokes on 09-16-2002

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Reviews: 53 | Ratings: 89
Photo of ckeegan04
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear, deep orange with a frothy off-white head. Head is not very big and retention is average at best. Leaves behind some decent chunks of lace.

S - Smells like a standard o-fest. Big, toasted malt aroma. Somewhat sweet. Just a little spiciness lingering underneath.

T - Very sweet initially. Very bready with some toasted malt tastes. The sweetness lingers throughout the drink and the hops make a quick appearance mid-drink. Very earthy and spicy hop profile, not strong at all. Finishes on the sweet side of bittersweet.

M/D - Medium bodied with an excellent creaminess from a well carbonated beer. An easy drinking o-fest. The guys of at Tyranena do not dissapoint once again.

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Photo of beachbum1975
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for this trade extra, beerbeagle!

12 ounce, brown bottle with no freshness date.

Pours a beatiful peach/dark apricot in color with just the slightest haziness. The 1/2 inch head is white with small compacted bubbles. Head retention is low, leaving a little foamy mess on top.

To me, most Märzen style beers smell the same... I get the same one with this one: a sweet, malt bomb with an almost lactose (sweet and creamy) smell. Though I don't care for this style a whole lot, it definitely smells as a Märzen "should".

Medium bodied and medium flavor profile. Medium to high carbonation on the mouth. The smells taken off the nose carry into the taste. Sweet malts and a strange milk-like sweetness with a refreshing, dry finish likely from the hops. Some cracker yeasts is in the mix, as well.

Nice example for it's style.

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Photo of Atron67
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a pretty amber almost lightly red hued, had a solid fluffy off white head on top that was pretty solid as well.

S- very malty, slightly biscuity, delicious smelling if slightly subdued, but its hard to argue that with lagers.

T- delicious, smooth malty, tasty all over. very drinkable could go through a ton of these.

M- medium body, malty flows over the tongue with some light carbonation

D- a great drinker

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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 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 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 drpimento
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I like this year's version of this beer. I'm especially prejudiced towards this style of beer with that nice roasty dry character. Poured with a little head and little lace. Medium dark amber color with red highlights. Typical okfest aroma but a little spicier. Perhaps a bit sharply carbonated, but not bad. Session beer. Good to make beer bread with. Cheers!

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Photo of brdc
3.97/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small capped bottle, poured into a pint.

Very nice looking color, a glowing orange, clear, but very little of a white head that does not hold very well.
Earthy and malty aroma, some spiciness; delicate, but quite pleasant. Medium bodied, malty and earthy, slightly hoppy with some waves of modest bitterness, but malts predominate. Some spiciness that I did not expect make this more interesting.
Quite drinkable.

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Photo of grandq
3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Another thanks due to brdc. Pours a rather clear amber, much lighter than expected, with a thin white head. Smells maple sweet, toasty and nutty. Taste is of caramel malt and nuts - tastes a bit like the nut stands in nyc smell like. A faint herbal earthy hopping on the end. Light in body for the style and finishes a tad too dry, but remains quite quaffable. Not quite to style standards but could drink a liter stein of it.

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Photo of Pauly2X
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Light amber, half finger head.

S- Light hints of taosted malts with a touch of caramel.

T- Quite light malt sweetness on the take. This stays smmoth through through the middle where some toasted malt comes in to add some complexity. this opens the door for a nice light noble hop finish.

M- Very smooth, but kinda light.

D- The lighter mouthfeel lends way to increased drinkability.

One of the best american made oktoberfests out there. Altough the lighter mouthfeel might put some off, it really lends way towrd this being a great session beer.

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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 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 uwmgdman
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This locally brewed Oktoberfest fest pours a crystal clear light copper in my pint glass. There is a thin white head that quickly diminished barely leaving a trace behind. The aroma of this beer is moderate-high maltiness, sweet maltiness mainly shows, Crystal like and only pick up a hint of toasted grains. There is little to no hop aroma. The beer has a moderate-high malt flavor. There is a balance of malt sweetness and toasted malt, neither is overpowering. The hop bitterness to me is apparently moderate-low, perhaps slightly more bitter than other Oktoberfests and there is a low hop flavor detected. The beer has good drinkability, it has an incredibly smooth mouthfeel and swallow, surprisingly the body of the beer was a bit thinner than most Oktoberfests; in the moderate range, but that certainly does not compromise the beer. Overall I enjoyed this Oktoberfest very much. I really enjoyed the apparent bitterness being slightly higher than most Oktoberfests and didn’t mind this slightly thinner body, in fact I could sit down with many of these Oktoberfests, likely quite a few more than some of the other fuller bodied counter parts.

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Photo of mcallister
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What you would look for in an O-fest. Took a hit due to the lackluster dirty teeth colored head and no lace.

Rich aromas of caramel malt. A fruity ester is somewhat hidden underneath with a spritey burst of carbonation and buttered biscuits.

This is a solid O-fest. Very well balanced with simple complexities. Toasty, buttery flavors lead into a thick caramel toffee malt this is all brought together on the finish with a subtle floral hop.

Creamy, refreshing mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

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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 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 dirtylou
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, from Star Liquor I believe

appearance: pours into imperial pint glass...light amber-bronze body, very little head/lacing, clear and glowing

smell: light metallic hop presence, toasted malt, caramel, leaves

taste: pretty good, spicy metallic hop presence is higher than most others of the style i have had this season, toasted caramel malt, earthy/leaves, light bitterness...interesting take

mouthfeel: medium body, fairly high carbonation

drinkability: fine

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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 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 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 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 feloniousmonk
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear, light orangey color, with a full, fluffy, froth atop that subtly settles down to size.
Aroma: sweetness and malt are king in this arena, some fruit, some herbal/vegetal qualities, too, all around, it's a complex, terribly interestesting affair, no one-trick pony at all. Mmmm, juuust right.
Taste: why don't we? Ahhh! That's the stuff! A solid delivery of tasty malt, just the tiniest support from hops, and a never-quitting phalanx of flavors that deploys again and again upon the palate. Rich and, yes, delicious, this is one damned tasty Oktoberfest! How could it be otherwise, it's Tyranena!
Move to Wisconsin, beer lovers! These guys are good!
I'm going to have put a polka record on the turntable and oom, pa-pa-pa to this beautiful beer, but not before I thanks the generosity of jeffboo, who made this tasting possible!

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Photo of tavernjef
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear light coppery amber color with a finger high head of off-white fluff and bubbles, fades fairly fast to a soild haze, lace sticks minimal thin strings. Aroma is lightly toasty and malty with a light fruityness and some floral hop and wood notes. Taste has a nice balance of toasty maltyness and floral, grassy hops and an overall dryish wood quality and dry biscuits. Very clean tasting and crisp. A slightly sweet dulled fruityness comes through in some effects once the toastyness decides to leave the palate, subdued and playful, a nice touch. Finish is nice and crispy with small notes of hop bitterness and dull sweet wood dryness. Feel is a solid medium body with good carbonation. A nice drinker of a O-fest.

Thanks to jeffboo for this one.

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Photo of jreitman
4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a gorgeous amber/copper in color with a fine bubbly head. Carbonation was pretty high and manifests itself via a constant stream of tiny bubbles that persistently rise to the top of the glass and come through on the palate. Nose left me with a sweet bready sensation, almost like a nice pumpernickel. Sweetness carries over to the mouth along with the bready-maltiness. Hoppiness leaves a slight zing to the back of the tongue and a subtle, lingering aftertaste. A very enjoyable brew.

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Photo of brakspear
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A nice all-around Oktoberfest with a bit more "zing" than many of the German varieties I have sampled due to a higher hop load. The beer pours a nice copper-amber with a head that fades into a ever-present collar. The aroma is rather unique, toasted and perhaps aromatic malt at forefront with a spice lingering in the back from the hops. The taste is more toasted and biscuity than caramel, with a higher hop presence, giving the beer a nice mild bite on the tongue. The body is perfect for the style. A good mellow Oktoberfest from an out of the way brewery in South Central Wisconsin.

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