Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest | Highland Brewing

Highland Clawhammer OktoberfestHighland Clawhammer Oktoberfest
BA SCORE
3.62/5
311 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#35,569
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
311
pDev:
12.71%
Bros Score:
3.62
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
55
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 311 |  Reviews: 83
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

Photo of jjwisenheimer
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of mush
3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cyrano41
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tillmac62
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

BOD 7/7/15. Pours a clear medium amber. Very good (for a lager) head volume, lacing and retention.

Very light nose of biscuit with caramel notes.

Heavy light body that is somewhat smooth. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a finely bubbled burst in the finish.

The flavor profile is good. Reasonable intensity, lacks complexity but is very well balanced. It begins with a toasty biscuit that is more cracker than sweet. The middle brings an extremely light hop flavor (herbal) and bitterness. A brief hint of caramel emerges at the start of the finish. The finish is semi-dry and a herbal hop note lingers.

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Photo of CalebM
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tgatort
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Good, mellow beer, not too hoppy, kinda sweet,

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Photo of imbibehour
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass. Filled July 7th 2015.

A real nice copper brass yellow tinged beer, and quite clear as well. Light rising carbonation coming through the middle, in nice even and slow streams. Head is off white, slightly tan yellow a bit, with a creamy appearance and easily making two fingers. Pretty much a textbook looking marzen, real nice looking.

Pretty closed nose though. Small caramel notes and light clove like spice. Not much sweetness or things to detect here. Relatively clean as well.

Palate comes fairly simple, but also nicely. Light toffee and almost crisp and wafery. The wafer quality ends up though coming off a little weak and wet in the mouthfeel department. Airy clove and a bit of sweet toffee manage to kick in the aftertaste. Bit of crispness going on which is nice. Flavors tend to fall off a bit, and a neutral kind of malt wetness takes over with some slight sticky yeast.

Overall not bad. Half decent otherwise.

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Photo of twage04
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a bright orange, medium carbonation. Taste is typical of a malty lager, similar to other oktoberfests. An easy drinking beer but nothing really notable sets it above the pack.

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

Photo of italianstallion
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of marcfromphilly
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Long time ago 'twas my favorite October beer. But times have changed and this palate has grown. This shit is weak as fuck, copper taste and watered down, no smell or character.

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Photo of allenslack
4.34/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prototypic
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest from Highland Brewing
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 311 ratings
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