Oktoberfest | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Fall

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Added by TexIndy on 08-16-2007

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2.92/5  rDev -9.3%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Premo88
3.93/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass

L: clear amber, almost red; minimal offwhite/beige head, about 1/4-inch tall, no lace or stick and very thin collar -- beer has mostly flat look, very few bubbles in it

S: sour grain; some malt sweetness, toasted malt -- almost Vienna lager-like

T: dirt hops ... very earthy, like a fuggles or English hop sandwich, just bitter with no discernible taste -- sounds bad but it works well bouncing off a solid amount of sweetish malt; some sour grain; over time begins to take on a medicinality

F: good carbonation for so flat-looking a brew ... relatively crisp and light

O: has some nice earthy notes, mainly from the toasted malt taste and smell, but it turns into a mostly medicinal-tasting bitter mash of sour grain and rubbing alcohol. decent start fizzles into a beer not worth trying again ... frankly, like every other American Octoberfest I've tried. call this one the last for me

2015 REVISION NOTE: got some relatively fresh 2015 Rahr's Oktoberfest on Sept. 6, 2015, and it's fantastic ... good earthy hops mixed with a ton of toasted sweet malt flavor, Vienna lager-like; as I work through the six-pack, I'll revise my original numbers accordingly, something I don't do often but this one may deserve it (original numbers 3.75/3.5/3/3.75/3=3.24)

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Nightwish1094
3.29/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

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2.95/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.56/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.2/5  rDev +30.4%

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3.48/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +29.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.64/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.6/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.96/5  rDev +23%

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3.71/5  rDev +15.2%

12oz Brown bottle with pry-off cap and no freshness date. Poured into a stange glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep amber with 1/2 finger of head

Smell: Caramel and bready malts

Taste: Similar to the aroma with with caramel and toffee notes and a clean finish

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation without being too thin

Overall: A good solid representation of the style. There isn't much wrong but nothing ground-breaking. Features a slightly higher than normal ABV for the style so maybe that can be a selling point for some.

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4.12/5  rDev +28%

Oktoberfest from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
3.22 out of 5 based on 173 ratings.
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