Edge City Octoberfest | Bristol Brewing Company

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Bristol Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

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Added by gbontrag on 11-14-2005

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes, I believe but won't swear in court the ABV is 6.5%

Poured caramel with a 5 finger sand colored head. Suprior lacing & very good head retention

S: Sweet malt & that's it

T: Sweet malt & caramel up front. Slight grainyness & alcohol warming. Finsihes dry & sweet & on the verge of being a bock (that's not bad IMO!)

MF: Chewy with low carbonation. Balances a little too much malty/alcohol burny for perfection

The thickness holds you back a bit, but very tasty

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More User Reviews:
Photo of hiphopj5
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of gbontrag
4.52/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A very attractive clear caramel color. A vigorous pour produces a good-sized froth. It holds, oh, ok.
A yummy barrel of apples smell.
A WOW malt profile. Rich, deep, rich. Toffee, caramel, and a spicy fermented apple flavor. This reaches a wonderful depth of roast malts. Butterscotch, and apple butter on toast points. Umm, um. Delicious. My tongue feels like its floating in this wonderful saucy malt tide. Bristol Brewing is a winner!!!

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Photo of benito
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Here is an exceptional beer.

From Bristol's Edge City series, this poured a bright amber/copper from the bomber and left a nice, fluffy head sitting on top. The flavor is a wonderful showcase for malts--a great juiciness and sweetness up front that rolls into a soft middle and finishes with a nice balance, malt sweetness still strong.

I served this at dinner with friends to match some mexican "lasagna" (aka budin de tortillas), and everyone raved about how well the sweetness of the beer matched with the chiles and tomato sauce in the main dish.

The folks at Avery should grab a case of this beer and try to learn as much as they can from it before they bottle another round of The Kaiser. The Avery beer may claim to be the 'dictator of Autumn' but when Colorado's mid-fall brews are put up against each other, for me, this is the one left standing.

If you can find this, it's an absolute treat.

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Photo of rye726
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$3 a pint at the brewery. Pours a rich caramel color with a weak beige head. The nose is of candy malts and peppery yeasts. Taste is powered by herbal sweet malts. Medium body goes down well. A fantastic Oktoberfest from Bristol. One of the better American exaples of the style I've had.

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Photo of mentor
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber obtained locally. Pours a one finger very-light tan, almost whitish frothy head. The beer is cloudy, but bright apriocot in color. Smells caramel and vienna malt sweet. Toasted grains that are a touch dry and may border on biscuit malt. A hint of yeast and a hint of pre-ripe green apple. If I had to guess at the hops, I'd say Tettnanger, but it's hard to say, as the hops aroma is mild. Tastes meloidin caramel and smooth vienna. Toasted grains are a yummy aspect. They border on toffee flavored. The beer is pretty simple in flavor, yet full in the mouth. There's an underlying sweetness that's flavor-less, like malto-dextrine. Sweetish, but nothing describe-able. I almost want to say fruity esterish, but no, it's not fruity esterish. Sweet caramel malty. It's an interesting and nice beer, but it's missing the minor hint of yeasty funk that I get from true Oktoberfests that are brewed in Germany. The afteraste has a bit of an alcohol bite that 'sour-ifies' the malt. Interesting twist. Md-thick, bordering on thick, mouthfeel. It's dextrinous smooth which may contribute to a perceived greater thickness. Carbonation is modest, which I find works well with this particular beer (and also with the style in general). Decent lacing on the inside of the glass. This is a very enoyable beer that leaves a bit of roughness on the tongue. The burps are sweet, but also of dirty hops, like tettnanger.

Bottled versions of Bristol beers are hard to find, even though I'm within 50 miles of the brewery. This beer is encouraging enough that I will certainly pick up other Bristol beers when I see them. If you are from Bristol Brewing, please do your best to get your beer placed in the warm-singles section of Total Beverage, in Thornton Colorado. Honestly, I don't see myself picking up cases of your beer for regular drinking, but I do see myself picking up every new offering you produce.

Edit: I just now read the single prior review of this beer and must agree with the butterscotch flavor. I know that some people consider it an off-flavor, but it really works well in this beer.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ruddy orange as described by the label this had some very nice aromas of chocolate, plums, and malts. The taste is very bread-like which starts out good but then takes a weird turn in the aftertaste which I don’t like. Drinkability is just ok. I will still be checking for new Edge City releases from Bristol.

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Photo of aaronh
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful, orange copper body that exhibits sparkling clarity. It's topped by a perpetual cream colored thin head. Sweet malt and brown sugar notes are detectable from a distance with a bit of hop spiciness coming through at a close distance. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, and brown sugar with a touch of herbal bitterness. Finish is a bit metallic, and the sweetness gets just a bit cloying after a while. Mouthfeel is rich, but the beer finishes pretty clean. Drinkability is also good. Not quite up to par with some of the German O'fests or a fresh Penn Oktoberfest, but a solid beer.

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Edge City Octoberfest from Bristol Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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