Oktoberfest | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

OktoberfestOktoberfest
BA SCORE
35%
Liked This Beer
3.48 w/ 183 ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TexIndy on 08-16-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,765
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
183
Liked:
64
Avg:
3.48/5
pDev:
16.95%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 183 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of tdwalla
5/5  rDev +43.7%

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5/5  rDev +43.7%

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5/5  rDev +43.7%

Photo of DarkAngel
4.85/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oktoberfest's are my absolute favorite brews, this time of year is better than Christmas for me. And this years batch of Oktoberfest is the best Rahr has done. I still prefer Hoffbrau's Oktoberfest (If I am completely honest) but I still love this batch. Great taste, great feel, and all around good brew. A must have for the beer lover.

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Photo of cam12
4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

Photo of Stevotex
4.66/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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 Mortarforker
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of allengarvin
4.24/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just out in stores, this beer pours out a lovely reddish-amber color with a small initial head that unfortunately fades a bit too quickly, leaving not the slightest hint of foam on top. The aroma, though, is nearly perfect for an oktoberfest! Too many American versions tend to sweet caramel and nothing else. This version is nicely toasty, with crusty bread-like melanoidins; it's got a complex and interesting malt profile. Deliciously tasty too, with all the emphasis on the malt. Nutty malt with a lightly toasted aspect, sweet but not cloying, with a clean finish. No hop flavor to speak of, but that's not a loss for the style. The body seems a bit flat and watery, the only disappointing aspect of the beer.

An solid interpretation of the style. Well done!

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Photo of jmbranum
4.21/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pretty decent Oktoberfest beer that improves as it warms up.

Quite attractive dark amber color with a short-ish tan head.

Very nice and malty, fresh and rich. Quite satisfying. Very well-balanced. It reminds me a dark german bread.

Very smooth mouth feel. The aroma was a bit weak. It just needed a little more of something to me.

Definitely do not drink this beer cold. It is much, much better at something approaching cellar temperature. Much more complex than it appeared on first sip.

Also I should note that this beer is not a good value. It is quite tasty but for the price, I would go with Paulaner Oktoberfest instead. $9+ a sixer is way too much.

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4.2/5  rDev +20.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +19.5%

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 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 Nicktamu
4.12/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Ford
4.08/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a regular pint glass

This is a really good Oktoberfest beer.

A bit less bitter than the Shiner and Karbach styles I've recently had. About the same smoothness as the Saint Arnold.

Really good carbonation.. just right. Great taste. I'd buy a six pack of this over many others.

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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 pnelting
4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of FredGherkin
4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy, deep amber in color, with a large, persistent, off-white head, thin, broken lace.

Aroma: Earthy notes, and toasted malt, with a slight herbal hop presence.

Taste: Opens with strong toasted malts, mild caramel and toffee, lots of bread and nut malt, solid malty notes throughout the taste. Finishes with a wave to toasted bread flavors.

Mouth feel: Pleasant and full body, no carbonation sting.

Drinkability/notes: A very solid example, quite representative of the style.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pop-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

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Photo of kew
4/5  rDev +14.9%

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Oktoberfest from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 35% out of 100 with 183 ratings
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