Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest | Highland Brewing

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82
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305 Ratings
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Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Clawhammer Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Highland Brewing
North Carolina, United States
highlandbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by SaCkErZ9 on 09-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
305
Reviews:
82
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.43%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
50
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 305 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of anthony-s
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerid
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Genx
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Acforster2
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fisherbray
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of tfsimpkins
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Keith27614
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KonigObHops
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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Photo of HopsForBrains
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PerfecTool
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeschaefer
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bsanderson323
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lukass
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of torwart94
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of greeniedgator
3.22/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PGVG
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a well done Marzen as it holds well to the style. Sort of smoky at times, this delivers kilned grain, roasted nut and burnt toast. Also get caramel malt and light hop bitterness.

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Photo of 88caprice
3.14/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Look: Clear, with a nice copper color. One finger head that dissipated quickly. Minimal thin lacing. Active bubbles.
Smell: Very faint malty smell with a slight tart edge. Very little aroma at all. No alcohol in the nose.
Taste: Some mild malty notes with some slightly tart "high notes." A hint at some breadiness that never fully comes through. Taste matches style, but lacks richness.
Mouthfeel: Goes down easy, very drinkable. Medium light body that's a bit thin. Active carbonation early on, but feeling flat by the end of the glass.
Overall: This is a decent brew that could pair well with a nondescript mood. All the style attributes are there, but nothing stands out or grabs attention. If you're in an Oktoberfest mood, this one falls short of a Paulaner, Seirra Nevada, or Duck Rabbit (IMO).

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Photo of Owlish1
3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look - beautiful, clear, copper color
Smell - almost none
Taste - pleasant, bright, slight hoppy finish
Feel - light to medium body, nice carbonation
Overall - nice, very drinkable.
This is my second review ever. My first taste of an Oktoberfest. Since I am not familiar with the style, I'm not sure how this compares. As I learn more about the style, I might want to revisit this review.

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Photo of imperialking
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pastordylanjustus
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of gilpdawg
4.57/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest from Highland Brewing
3.62 out of 5 based on 305 ratings.
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