Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest | Tyranena Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tyranena Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
tyranena.com

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
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
10.74%
 
 
Wants:
5
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3
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 53
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 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 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 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 Wisconsin
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A light pour gives off a clear, golden brown body that has about a finger thick white head. There is some carbonation bubbles that are rising to the top.

S - Strong smell of caramel malts and grains. There is also a slight hop smell but the smell is quite faint in comparison to the caramel malts.

T - Caramel and malts are what standout most. There is also some hops that are present.

M - Medium bodied. Good carbonation to balance the hops, caramel, malts and grains. Caramel and malts are initial in the mouth with a nice level of carbonation providing a balance for the hop finish.

D - One of the best oktoberfests I've had. I could have a few of these in a session.

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Photo of botham
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at The Old Fashioned in Madison, WI. pours amber with golden highlights and a single finger of creamy, off-white head that leaves moderate lacings and good retention.

aroma is of caramel malts and some caramelized sugars mixed in; little else. quite simplistic in the nose, but still pleasant.

taste follows the nose with a touch of sweetness and a profile similar to an amber or red ale. overall, non-descript in nature, but very sessionable as a result. a bit sweet on the finish with residual caramel malt.

mouthfeel is medium bodied with a hearty quality and a flavorful profile. finishes smooth with a semi-sweet character after the fact.

drinkability is good. an easy-going and well composed oktoberfest with a drinkable aura and a sessionable character. very mellow for Tyranea, but still good. nothing special, but it gets the job done for what it is.

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Photo of beerwolf77
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here we go with another fest beer. I'm crossing my fingers that this one will wow me. Poured into my pint glass the beer's a burnt orange that's mostly clear. The head is beige and about an inch thick. A tiny amount of lace is left on the edges of my glass. The aroma is sweet malt, real sweet. Fruity with hints of hops as well. The flavor is layer after layer of malt. Some cracker like breadiness with a hop bite on the finish. The beer is very dry and medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. I would say this has the most flavor of all the American Festbeers I've had so far. I'm glad I finally found one worth looking for again.

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Photo of wheatyweiss
4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint.

Pours a light amber with an airy head that settles to a cap. Ample lacing left behind.

Aroma is of toasted malts and burnt sugar. There is a toasted bread aroma there. The toasted bread aroma is followed by a light hop aroma.

Flavor opens with nutty malt. Toasted bread flavor with a hint of hazelnut. Nutty flavors yield to a light hop flavor. The malt is not overly sweet, and the flavor is quite nice.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonation is adequate for the syle. Crisp and dry at the finish despite the toasty sweetness.

Pretty good, refreshing and quite drinkable, perfect to style.

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Photo of roadhouse
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a pils glass

Pours a deep copper color, a very slight hazy, with a three-quarter inch off-white head that falls down to a skim quickly. Leaves some pretty nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma has lots of caramel maltiness, slight butter, some toasty malt, and light grassy and herbal hops.

Taste is of caramel malt up front, very light butter, even more so than the aroma, very light toasty malt, with the grassy hops coming in towards the finish for a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, fairly creamy with a nice smooth and clean palate.

Not one of the best O-fests out there but it's pretty good for an American version. I don't think I would pick it up over a Paulaner, Spaten, or Ayinger though.

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

Huge thanks to guinnessdoc for this one. You are the man, Josh.

Gemuetlichkeit? Ugh...wut??? For the uninformed (such as myself) that means "the fondness of feasting, drinking and merry company." Ahhh...I get it. Very fitting description of Oktoberfest. Nicely done.

As for the beer, it's very clear and a nice light copper color. The head is pretty modest and only reaches a finger deep. It's a light caramel color and recedes quickly. Lacing was on the lighter side.

The nose is slightly weak. It's close, but a little more muscle is needed. Yeasty and biscuity notes start it out. Sweet caramel and toasted malts follow. Hops are noted and drive it above average. I wasn't expecting much in the hop department. There's some subtle light fruit aromas that I can't identify. It's a pretty good smelling beer, it's just a little weak.

The flavor is a notch above the nose. That much is apparent on the first sip. A mix of toasted and caramel malts give it an excellent, tasty base. The hops add a nice buzzy kick and add a great deal of flavor and character. In fact, after a few sips, I've changed my mind. I love the flavor of this beer and it deserves a "4.5" score. Some light fruit and spice notes emerge on the tail end. A slight yeasty flavor sticks to the palate. Excellent stuff.

Its body is light and relatively smooth. Carbonation is fairly well restrained and doesn't distract. Drinkability is extremely high. I could drink this all night and then some. It's a damn shame Tyranena isn't on shelves outside Wisconsin. I'd love to get this annually in Ohio.

Tyranena's got a really impressive Oktoberfest here. What it lacks in the nose, it makes up for in flavor. Sure, a little work would go a long way on the nose. But, they nailed the flavor. Oktoberfest is one of those styles that generally doesn't "wow" me. But, the flavor of this one is shockingly good. Perhaps my expectations were tempered given the style. This one far exceeded them. Seek this one out. You won't be disappointed.

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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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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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Gemuetlichkeit Oktoberfest from Tyranena Brewing Company
3.63 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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