Formerly brewed at Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A reason to celebrate, the Oktoberfest is an amber lager, traditionally brewed for the granddaddy of all celebrations.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - MAR 14, 2007
Clear amber colour with thin light beige head. Mild spicy nose. Mild yaest and spice taste to start with mild malt midway through and light malt finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
It started out with both some yes and some no, and that’s just the way it finished. Head - what head? However, the body was an excellent, rich amber in colour, a little on the hazy end of things. Might’ve been some aroma there, but precious little; perhaps a hint of malt but bugger all else. Taste was "odd", not unpleasant but certainly off-putting. Mouhtfeel was may be a little "sharp", and the aftertaste was strictly forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Banana notes keep the nose interested. Pleasing color. Light in body. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours a clear copper color with a thin white head. Good aroma of spicy, biscuity malt. Good flavor of spicy, biscuity malt with a sweet finish. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Well-done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2006
Bready malt forward aroma with notes of anis and doughy malts. Clear, deep copper coloured body is topped by a low, off white head that recedes to ring. Thick bready malty flavour. Chewy mouthfeel, soft bubbles, medium body with lightly effervescent carbonation. Simple, straight forward but well-made. Sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, cathschlag, Glouglouburp, MartinT, Siroy and Yowie. It’s strange to see the differences in reviews here since I had it with two different groups in Montreal and we all quite enjoyed it and I have had it once more back in BC and enjoyed it then also. One bottle left in the cellar... we’ll have to see how that one turned out?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2006
Clear bronze body with no head to speak of. Very malty body with a simple but very pleasant toasted bread and cake flavour. I like very malted beers with a crunchy/chewy body while not being sweet. That’s the case here. The carbonation is low and the drinkability is high. Simple but very effective. Not many ratings so far but I was surprised to see mostly bad reviews except from one which happens to be someone I drank the bottle with. Mmmm…. Weird. Although it wouldn’t be the first time that french speaking quebecois disagree with the rest of the country.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
Poured a very clear, light brown with a minimal head and some lace. Aromas of caramel, with very light malting. Tastes similar - heavy caramel, very sugary sweet with very light malting and pleasant hops. Unpleasant acrid aftertaste. Carbonation rather nice - weak at first but rolls off the tongue nicely at the end. A drinkable beer, but not in any large quantity. Thankfully I shared a bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2006
A dark amber lager with a thin off white head. A rather buttery malt, lots of butterscotch, cloying. In mouth, a lightly sweet caramel malt with some nice peaty notes, woody, but also some boiled corn. Medium bodied. If it wasn’t for the diacetyl and corn, this would be comparable to the Trois Mousquetaires Okto. Thanks Capflu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Bottle: Pours a medium clear copper with an off white head. Great toasty sweet aroma with caramel and marshmallow, candy sugar tones. Flavour was firm malt in the front with a thin ’hollow’ not bitter enough finish that was a let down. Tasted side by side with Granville’s Oktoberfest, and I found the GI to be more rounded. Phillip’s finish let me down.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2006
Amber body with decent head. Aroma is lots of caramel and metal. Flavour is sweet, thin and with strong diacetyl. Finishes sweet and unpleasant. Just seems to be off.

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