Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest | Highland Brewing

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Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Clawhammer Oktoberfest

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by SaCkErZ9 on 09-30-2008

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1/5  rDev -72.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jericho7x
2.87/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Starting to try the style with many different brewers.

This is my second Oktoberfest beer to date. First was Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest (which I really liked)

Color is a beautiful deep caramel color. Head was thin, and lingered a little. My nose cannot pick out all the things others can, but this beer smelled along the lines of the rest of the type. Taste: This one seems a little light and watery to me. A lot of carbonation. Not really much with malts or hops. Finish is pretty clean.

Overall, not something I would buy again, and not something I would recommend.

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Photo of goblue3509
2.93/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazt orangish gold color with an orangish one finger fluffy head. The aroma is of caramel malt, toffe, and butterscotch. The taste has a watery toffee taste up front with a caramel malt backbone a hint of anise and very small hop bite. The taste is a lil watery and not as strong as other marzen. The mouthfeel was a little watery with moderate carbonation. Overall it was okay it was a little watery and weak. I liked the taste just wish there was more there.

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2.96/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer poured a deep copper color with a thin white head that dissapated quickly.

There was very little aroma, but had some faint hop notes.

The initial taste was lightly sweet. Ther was a light malty taste with a hint of caramel underneath some faint hops in the middle. The beer finished with a sweet hoppy taste.

Mouthfeel was crisp with above average carbonation.

Overall this was a decent Oktoberfest. Seemed like a light version of the style. Very drinkable, but not at all complex. Even lighter floaters than a Spaten Oktoberfest.

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2.97/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a dimpled mug

The beer pours a slightly hazy, orange/amber color. A vigorous pour yielded a fluffy white head that dissipated quickly, leaving behind little to no lacing

The aroma is faint and fairly typical of the American versions of this style, mostly sweet maltiness with a generic hoppy undertone.

The flavor is bready, and overly sweet with a grassy hop bitterness. A bit light for the style and overly carbonated. Somewhat one dimensional, and underwhelming.

Overall, I am not terribly impressed with this beer. No where near as good as its German counterparts...

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2.97/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for bringing this back from N.C. for me!

Pours light orange amber with a thin, disappearing head. More hazy than a lager should be, I'm thinking.

The smell is bready/yeasty - almost medicinal/ herbal.

The taste is of light/thin caramel with floral/herbal notes, slightly metallic. It has a bitterish, dry finish.

It is on the light side of medium bodied.

This is an herbal/spicy O-fest. Different. Even out of style a bit, it is somewhat clumsy. Hoppy, but not quite in the right direction for what I'm thinking it should be. Maltiness is a bit light. Interestingly, I thought the Shining Rock Lager, though it fits bock well enough, could pass itself off as a better "O-fest" than this one.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this Oktoberfest from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear orange color, produced a thin white head, poor retention and below average lacing left on the glass. The aroma of this brew consisted of malted grain, caramel and spice. Medium bodied, a foundation of fresh baked bread, caramel and mild hop bitterness. Overall average Oktoberfest style, better offerings to be found. Prost!

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest from Highland Brewing
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