Short's Noble Chaos Oktoberfest | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Noble Chaos OktoberfestShort's Noble Chaos Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our new fall seasonal which is a Northern Michigan version of a German style Marzen or Oktoberfest, done the Short's Brew way. This beer is well balanced with Noble hop additions which provide a subtle bouquet and pleasant flavor which melds well with the malt profile consisting of 2 row, chocolate, special roast, caramel and Munich malts.  It's a brand new addition to the Short's Brew family of beer.
40 I.B.U.'s

Added by jimbotrost on 09-14-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
251
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
11.53%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
29
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 251 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of ssimpson89
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jrborchert74
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- deep copper color looks inviting. Moderate white head and minimal lacing on the glass.
S- light biscuit.
T- marzen as expected but with a Noble hop kick that works.
M- medium body. Smooth on the tongue and going down.
O- good rep of style. Good value at 13.89 per 12 pack.

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Photo of FinchSCF
4.02/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of justinp444
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slight hazy amber with a frothy white head of an inch. Smell of yeast, biscuit-y malt, caramel, spice (pepper? maybe a bit of cinnamon), lemony citrus, a little bit of dried fruit. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, earth. citrus, a bit dry, lightly carbonated, very easy drinking, bread, it is a bit watery but still nice. Mouth feel is moderate with a light to medium body.

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

Photo of craftmich
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of pirmannt1
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jamesod
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4.09/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a glistening copper color from bottle to pint glass. Leaves a finger of creamy, dense head with great retention. Absolutely no lacing when the head settles to a thick millimeter cap, dense lacing forms on the glass when drinking. This'll be my first Oktoberfest style-ever. Lots and lots of tiny, tiny bubbles excellent carbonation. Aroma is sweet, malty, some milk chocolate/caramel notes. Mouthfeel is creamy, too. So far, if I had to describe each aspect of this marzen in one words, I'd choose smooth. Taste is sweet roasted malt, with a tiny citrus hop bite on the end, dry finish.
Can't wait to try other marzens, I'll have to make it a priority this year. This one has piqued my interest.

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Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This had a similar malt character of many other Oktoberfests but a different aroma. I liked it because it was different. Wouldn't mind trying it again.

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Photo of mchegash
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 4/5
A very hazy deep red-orange-brown. About 1 finger of head when initially poured, eventually dissipates down almost entirely. A small amount of carbonation can be seen rising upwards through the beer. Overall, a nice look and a nice color.

Smell - 3.7/5
Smells of burnt/smoky pine hops, some chocolate, perhaps a slight sweet maltiness. The smell is nice, but not really what I'm looking for in an Oktoberfest

Taste - 3.5/5
Hops, citrus, smokiness, some smoky malt sweetness. Mostly a lot of hops and smokiness. Can't really taste the malty sweetness which is supposed to be the main aspect of the Oktoberfest beer. And even so, not sure if I'm a giant fan of the taste anyway.

Mouthfeel - 3.6/5
Medium to full bodied (closer to medium). Carbonation is light to mediium. Beer is smooth and has aspects of both crispness and creaminess.

Overall - 3.5/5
This was an okay Oktoberfest. It was very smoky and hoppy, and not really what I was looking for. Even in general, I don't know if I would really be a fan of this beer. Not terrible, but I don't plan on ever getting again.

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Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AntVal666
4.59/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious beer! I definitely will drink this again.

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

Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

so so marzen at hopcat

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Photo of king75
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Coorsy
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of clager
1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

Photo of stadmo1
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MiWolfman
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of JamesShoemaker
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of tpeters
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Short's Noble Chaos Oktoberfest from Short's Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 251 ratings.
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