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Oktoberfest | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Texas, United States
rahrbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by TexIndy on 08-16-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,607
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
189
pDev:
16.95%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 189 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of TheSixthRing
2.77/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

From tasting notes 09/21/17, had on-tap at Gas Monkey Bar & Grill in Dallas, TX airport

Appearance - Served up in a pint, clear and rustic orange in color. No lacing.

Smell - Aroma has an odd vegetal quality to it; almost corn-like. Hint of caramel. Faint grassiness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Caramel character upfront that is quickly undercut by a funky corn-like character. Hints of grass and floral hop notes. Finish is mildly bitter with the grassiness.

Mouthfeel - Light-to-medium in body with slightly bitey carbonation. Slick drinker that goes down easy, in the least.

Overall - One of the more sub-standard oktoberfests I've had. I'll finish the pint, but I'll avoid this one in the future.

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Photo of monk2021
3.47/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 10Crumra
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of puck1225
3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a a shaker pint. Light orange color, not much of a head or lacing. Sweet malty smell and taste. A pleasant bitterness on the back side. This save the beer from being below average Octoberfest.

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Photo of BackAgain
4.65/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very drinkable, malty, not one note.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
4.12/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The pour is a slightly cloudy burnt copper (I'm partial to crystal clear Marzens), and a tan head. The aroma is rich, roasty malts, with caramel aromas dominant.

The taste is full-on malty goodness, with the soft caramel flavors making me not want to put my glass down. I could pound this into oblivion.

The feel is a smidge spritzy for the style, but I can't deny that I really am enjoying the shiznit out of this beer.

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Photo of mmilyko
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeffrey-J10
3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

tasted: 8/25/17
12 oz. can poured in Imperial Pint glass
bottom of can stamped: Turn Down For Brat! - 20817 10:14
Look:
- copper/burnt orange...a lovely color
- thin head/little retention
Smell:
- malty sweet
- stone fruit...apricot...blackberry?
Taste:
- a little fruit...apricot or tangerine
- definite malty sweetness
- a little bready, but not too much
Feel:
- medium body - nice
- medium carbonation

Overall:
- really good balance
- malt does a nice job over the "typical" lager taste (that I typically dislike)

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Photo of RedhawkPoke
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Redish-orange body. No head but a few bubbles from carbonation while drinking.

S: Malty and fall. Has a pumpkin all spice smell that is typical of these beers.

T: Similar to the smell. Lots of those fall flavors with a malty body.

F: Warming tingle that lasts after the beer is gone.

O- Solid Oktoberfest offering. Will likely have more before the season is over.

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Photo of Jbbdrinker
4.53/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich roasted malt with a spicy, rye-like note, which helps balance the sweetness. The hop flavor is very mellow, but carbonation is nice and sharp. What really sets this brew apart is the high alcohol content. It is very well integrated, but adds a bit of distinction to this Texas Marzen.

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Photo of BrewAskew
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours to a generous head that falls to a thin layer and laces a bit. Orange-amber color. Aroma is sweet and slightly toasty Munich malts. Flavor is mild and deceiving for a 6.7 abv beer. Subtle arrangement of malty, biscuity goodness balanced by clean and floral but nondescript noble hops. Light mouthfeel for the style but acceptable. Overall a very tasty, technically accurate O-Fest.

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Photo of TonyTwins
4.06/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a dimpled mug.

ABV is 6.7% as stated on the can.

Look: Caramel Bomb Amber -- new Crayola color name. The tan gear recedes to a collar around the edges.

Aroma: Spicy hops and sweet caramel malts.

Taste: The sweet toasted bread and caramel malt body drive the beer but an almost equal amount of spicy hops add perfect balance. Slightly tangy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly dry.

Overall: Pretty solid all around.

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Photo of Furley80
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OKCNittany
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sd123
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zzachm18
3.84/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D1noB
3.54/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A smooth caramel, toffee taste, that is followed by a toasted malted finish.

Taste Rating in Words: It's the beautiful color change of the leaves in the fall.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into dimpled seidel. Fizzes, no head, faint lace. Medium amber color.

Nose: Sweet caramel malt bomb.

Similar taste, also a little nutty, even honey flavor.

Mouth is medium dry.

An overlooked example of the style, well balanced. Great example of the liquid bread end of the Oktoberfest family.

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Photo of Treycotton
3.76/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nick4444
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Oktoberfest from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 189 ratings
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