Okto Festival Ale | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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498 Ratings
Okto Festival AleOkto Festival Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Classified as a German Altbier by the Widmer Brothers; brewed with an (ale) Alt yeast strain.

availability: early Aug. - late Oct.
bitterness : 28 IBU
original gravity: 13.5° PLATO

Added by hyuga on 10-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
498
Reviews:
184
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
13.95%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 498 |  Reviews: 184
Photo of mdaschaf
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

not bad, but really not special at all. generic, even for these guys, who usually do pretty well with flavor in conventional styles. this one is a bit watered down for me, not a whole lot of the rich caramel german malt i like in the style, and its not lagered, yet i think it has a pretty similar grain base to the marzen beers of the season. usually i would be all for that, but it just has not much flavor, and it finishes with a strange metallic tang that obviously doesnt belong. i do get a hint of citrus there, and then the bittering hops on top of the grain, but the whole thing is just too light for my tastes, especially this time of year. carbonation is on point, but it has no body and that hurts it for me. the ale yeast adds nothing, and im left pretty underwhelmed on the whole.

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Photo of AWB3
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.02/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12 oz bottle, this has got to be the brightest beer I have ever seen. Pours a brilliant orange, very clear, nice layer of foam and light lacing. Nose of caramel, bread, and light floral hops. Flavors follow the nose with sweet caramel malts tot he front and sides with a nice light floral hop flavor on the back. Okto finishes clean and crisp. Highly recommended for a session, and great for fans of autumn and fest lagers and alts. Very nice. Cheers.

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Photo of khargro2
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of schmick718
3.16/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Veylin
3.96/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of newbeeraday
2/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of OCSA_1978
3.6/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of anthony-martinez
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of HoppySeb
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of ElijahRivera
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Dcaggie99
3.64/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of reizorc
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of wasso67
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Pours a very light orange with a quickly dissolving creamy head. Aroma of fruit and bread. First taste is of caramel, moderate malty backbone. No discernible hop presence. Very thin mouthfeel. Very sweet overall character. Smooth drinking and average for the style.

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Photo of Slizy22
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +14%

Photo of innominat
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +9%

Okto Festival Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.44 out of 5 based on 498 ratings.
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