Oktoberfest
Lake Louie Brewery Company

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Style:
Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
ABV:
6.4%
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Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 17.66%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
8
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Lake Louie Brewery Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
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MaltyHoppyGood from Wisconsin

2.09/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured fresh from a bottle on 9/11/2020 for the 2020 season. Side note: lake Louie now owned by Wisconsin Brewing Company, WBC, in Verona, WI.

Beer has an Amber/copper appearance, some chill haze apparent. Smell is dull, very low hops, mainly fruity esters and diacetyl with faint malt. Carbonation medium, medium high.

Taste is sweet and malty upfront follows by fruit and strong diacetyl and butter. Strong bitterness finishes, perhaps from high mineral content or American hops.
Speculation.

Overall this is difficult to drink. If I were at a festival where this is the “best” beer I could find, I’d probably be more accepting. However, enjoying this is not possible in the home environment.

If you want a hazy, fruity and diacetyl (butter) flavored beer, then you may like this. I have had dozens of Oktoberfest I would recommend and this will not be one of them. Tommy Porter of Lake Louie would be disappointed. This should have been brewed with a higher level of attention to detail and mastery. I will be cooking brats, frying fish and educating my fitness about off-flavors with the rest of my six pack. Do better next year WBC, a little consultation would do wonders for your brewery!

Sep 11, 2020
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dcotom from Iowa

4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another hidden gem from Wisconsin! Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a glass tankard. Clear dark amber colored body, with a voluminous soapy off-white long-lasting head. Nothing subtle about the malt character of this one. It's a caramel bomb, surprisingly not too sweet, with notes of biscuit, dark fruit, and a little tart apple. Lots of pleasant spicy bitterness and a crisp finish round out the profile. From where I'm sitting, this begs to be paired with some hearty food. Now I'm off to find some bratwurst. Prosit!

Oct 07, 2019
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Ri0 from Wisconsin

3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a 12oz bottle into a stein glass. A amber orange color with a nice 2 finger creamy eggshell head. Leaved behind nice lacing. Nice aromas of bready yeast and malt along with hints of caramel. Starts off with the sweet caramel drizzled bread and finishes with some light noble hops. A lighter feel, with soft carbonation and a creamy finish. A clean and easy drinking Okto with plenty of fall flavor.

Sep 03, 2017
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TheSSG from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a huge, frothy, off-white head. Spicy hops, biscuit, and caramel in the nose. Clear, golden color. Starts with a nice, spicy hoppiness and notes of caramel. A nice, medium bitterness; lots of nice, spiciness. More caramel malt comes through. The finish is lingering hop bitterness over the caramel malt.

This is really, really good. A great balance of spicy hops and caramel malt (the latter which I normally dislike). Smooth and delicious.

Sep 15, 2016
Oktoberfest from Lake Louie Brewery Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 8 ratings