Jabah (1015) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2018
Might have liked their summer ale over this....but rated the same. Like summer brews, oktoberfests are hit or miss for me. This was on the miss side for me......close one though. I liked the caramel malty flavor, but the balance was not quite right for me. Probably prefer Sammy's Oktoberfest over this, but only sampled them each once. This was bought on sale/clearance for $1, and was a few months past the "good by" date....so may give another chance next season while fresh. Guess it was worth the buck to try. GregMooreNH (950) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 31, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2018 Pours chestnut with thick, foamy head. Aroma is caramel and dried fruit. Taste is raisin and toffee warming to some spicy. A good marzen. nohopspleez (101) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2017
while this has more flavor than most of their offerings, this still falls WELL SHORT of what an Octoberfest should taste like.
their ad has the history of the Octoberfest festival in it. Great, then LEARN what the beer should taste like. This aint it. some will say it is the "best" O'Fest they have tasted. that, quite simply, is their opinion and nothing else. Centuries of German brewing has developed specific characteristics for their OFest beers, this aint it. wlajwl (7755) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2017
Aroma and flavor is bread/malts, light hops and a mix of mild citrus and mostly smooth in the finish. gripweed57 (3351) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Brilliant copper color. Large rocky beige head. Toasted malt nose with a sweet, biscuity nuance. Lightly sweet, caramel flavor upfront. A hint of spicy, grainy malt and grassy hops. Though it looks, smells and tastes like a Marzen Bier, it lacks the depth and character of its German lineage.
Cool_Bond (3115) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2017
Okay October beer. But there are many more that are better. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings. eRock_2013 (584) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2017
This is my first time coming across this seasonal release from Brooklyn Brewery, and although still very good, this is isn't in the same category of greatness as many of Brooklyn's other beers. From the bottle, this poured an average reddish copper color with white foam, par for the style. Aroma is a faint unsweet caramel malt with interesting notes of straw (apparently from hops) and raisiny fruit (apparently from malt). Flavor is a moderately sweet caramel malt and warm bread, with a touch of noble hop bitterness and cool hoppy aftertaste. A true lager, but nothing too impressive. Still, enjoyable and plenty worthy of any authentic Oktoberfest celebration. konungen (657) - - OCT 13, 2017
Helt ok. Drack den på tågstationen i NY, släckte min törst men inget jag lär leta efter igen.
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Bottle into tulip. Looks like it should w thin head. Musty biscuit aroma. Malt forward biscuit taste w some metallic notes.
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Brooklyn Oktoberfest was introduced in 2000. It is true to the original German style, full-bodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness. When Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria wanted to celebrate his wedding engagement in 1810, he did what any good Bavarian prince would--he threw a beer festival. Bothe the festival and the special beer served there became known as Oktoberfest. Brewed from the finest German malt and hops, Brooklyn Oktoberfest is true to the original style, fullbodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness.
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