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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 305 |  Reviews: 82
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 smakawhat
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

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

Photo of 10Crumra
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 TBCE
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodchip
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopmashian
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a wonderful time of year for beer lovers. Of course if you like IPA's, Oktoberfest beers are lacking strong hoppy flavor. But they're tasty in their own right with a balance of malt and hops. Clawhammer is a fine example of this style. It also was a good beer to enjoy with my stir-fry . I will try rhis again.

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