Deschutes Oktoberfest
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
This year’s version of Deschutes Brewery’s Oktoberfest utilizes German Pilsner and Munich malts, as well as German Perle and Hallertau hops. This year, we tried a very traditional method of acidification in our brew kettle. We used a sour wort strain we received from the Distelhauser Brewery in Tauberbischofsheim, Germany. Say that after a couple of pints…we grew this mixture or organisms in 4 gallons of our unhopped Mirror Pond wort and added it directly to our brew kettle for a refreshing, zippy finish on this beer. IBU’s 58

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 20, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Portland
Appearance: clear gold, fine beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet bready malt aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of bready Munich character, light earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10078) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
pretty nice, no surprise there. Doesn’t transcend the style or anything but is eual parts toasted malt, caramel, bread, and hops. Good sessionabel brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Tap at Muddy Pig. Clear amber orange pour with a small white head. Pretty sweet, plenty malty, and maybe a touch thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9136) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Clear dark honey orange. Little to no head. Rich semi-sweet malt forward bread crust and honey flavored Munich and Vienna malts. Rich, sticky and lightly peppery texture... vibrant and fresh, layered well. Clean. Very tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8396) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2014
At the PDX brewery. Pours a reddish copper color with a medium white head. A light floral nose, bready sweet malts. The flavor is mild spicy hops, sweet toasted malts, toffee, a bit of dry earthiness. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Draught @ Bend brewpub:   Pale amber, translucent, little head, very little in the way of carbonation.   Grainy nose, mealy, fairly hefty.   Comes across as a bigger German example.   A little too mealy on the tongue for my tastes.   Clean on the backside, good body and mouthfeel.   Solid example, bigger and heavier but very German like.   I suppose that the heavy mealiness somewhat kills me tho.   Bigger in body than most.   Clean, just heavy mealiness that I don’t really care for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (5962) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a golden topped with a white head. Nose is of a autumn day. A nice malty sweetness and a good spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2010
On tap at the Tacoma Craft Brewers Festival
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice aroma with good roasty malt and light hops. The flavor was terrific. I liked the finish of this beer. As usual Deschutes does not disappoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (3791) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2010
On tap at the brewpub in Bend while waiting for a table. Crystal clear golden copper color with a small thin quick off white head. Like the previous raters I pick up toasted malts with bready notes and honey. Light, crisp an some nice flavors. Good for the style, but not too terribly interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2008
On tap at the Portland pub. Pours a soft copper with a mild off-white head. Very fruity oktoberfest, didn’t quite have the depth of malt that I like. I tend to go for the more toasted malt varieties. Very drinkable with a long fruity malt finish and good balance.

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