Oaktober Fest
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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Style:
Lager - Märzen / Oktoberfest
ABV:
9.6%
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Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 8.83%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
5
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Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a truly unique beer, a bourbon barrel aged Märzen from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, Fort Worth, Texas, ABV 9.60%. Basically they took their Award Winning Octoberfest, aged it Oak Bourbon Barrels for 12 weeks and called it "Oaktoberfest". It comes out great, and it is easy and dangerous drinking.

Look: semi-clear amber an inch thick white head

Aroma: toasted bread, bourbon

Taste: The flavor is toasted bread, caramel, similar to a regular Märzen but heavier and then there's notes oak, vanilla and bourbon.

Body/Overall: It has a light to medium body

Nov 01, 2020
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.89/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured an amber color with a nice cap in my special wooden tankard from a 12 ounce can labelled "Hasselhoff in a can" 21320. Comes a pair of aluminum cans in a special box. Smells of whiskey and wood. Tastes like a real boilermaker with whiskey in the mug feel without the whiskey burn. I get more whiskey than the sweetness I heard about. Mouthfeel of a Marzen but the woody whiskey is what you taste. Overall I get the specialty of the product and enjoyed it enough I will look for this again and let them age a year. I enjoyed the experience Rahr. Go Frogs!

Sep 20, 2020
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russpowell from Arkansas

4.01/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The brewery is calling it a Marzen. It could be a Dopplebock, but I defer to the brewers. Lower than average head retention & lacing

Pours a beautiful & effervescent copper color with 2+ fingers of sandy colored head.

S: Toastyness & a little barrel

T: Rich toastyness, a little brown bread, a little caramel & just a little leafy hop & barrel up front. Oaky barrel comes through a long with toastyness, a little booze/figgyness to go with the dryness & leafy hop as this warms. Finishes toasty &dry with figgyness & leafy hops

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation

This one, I would happily buy again, not perfect, but delivers on flavor

Booze heft is well hidden

Sep 01, 2020
Oaktober Fest from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 5 ratings