Brooklyn Oktoberfest

Brooklyn Oktoberfest

Rated 3.235 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Style:  Marzen / Oktoberfest

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

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Brooklyn Oktoberfest is a faithful rendition of the robust beer traditionally served at the world’s most famous beer festival. 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. This festival, now known as the Oktoberfest, featured a deep amber-red lager known as Märzen Bier, which was brewed in March, aged through the summer and served in the autumn. Brooklyn Oktoberfest is true to the original style, copper-colored, full-bodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness. We have an heirloom variety of barley malted specially for us in Germany to make this delicious beer. It’s especially great with sausages, chicken, steaks, pork chops and roasted meats. Of course, it’s also very nice by itself - with or without the oompah band.

ID: 2156 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 21 years ago

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Overall Rank15339
Overall Percentile68.9
Style Rank131 of 582
Style Percentile77.5
Lowest Score2.0
Highest Score4.2
Average Score3.253
Weighted Score3.235
Standard Deviation0.434

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  • SLIM_JIM 80 reviews
    rated 3.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Not bad for an oct-fest, but a little thin. The thin white head doesn't last long and leaves no lacing. Good color and fine aroma. The oct-fest flavor does come through at the end.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Acquired from Chopz via trade. :) Pours a slightly off white, foamy head. Has a decidedly amber copper appearance. Aromas are malty, wheaty and with hints of vanilla. Mouthfeel is a bit mild, somewhat mildly spicy. Weak lacing. Medium bodied retention. A bit carbonated. Flavours have a good balance of hops and malts. Not too bad US Oktoberfest brew.

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Bottled: Pours a lush orange amber color with a tight sticky off-white cap which lasts and laces well. Big toasty-bready aromas, herbal-woody noble undertones - authentic Marzen aroma. The body and flavour are a let-down after the promise of the wonderful aroma - a tad on the thin side for the style and the flavour (although relatively authentic with toasty Munich red malts and noble hopping) is a both thin as well and with an overly dry finish. Other than these two minor issues this is a decent craft Marzen although I prefer Sam Adams to this version.

  • CHOPZ 6027 reviews
    rated 3.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Purchased a 6-pack of this at the LCBO. This Oktoberfest brew pours a deep amber (almost copper) colour with a big creamy light beige head, good retention and some spotty lacing. Big toasty bread malt aromas with caramel, alcohol and hints of hop. The taste is pretty mild compared to the scent. Lightly malted with noted of grass in the aftertaste. Not too sweet, which is good. An average Marzen that could of been quite good, had it matched its taste to its nose.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Clear true copper colored pour, near-perfect off-white head, nice delicate lacing throughout - a beautiful beer. Lightly sweetened malty aroma, caramel, more malts, very light breadiness, Noble hops, earthiness. Flavor is spot on! Nice lightly roasted caramel malts, touch of toffee and biscuit, smooth as silk, Bavarian hops, clean, super easy to drink. This season's first Oktoberfest for me and these may be the best I drink all year except for some of the Germans. A great representation of the style - very true, very flavorful. Makes me want to yodel... Prost!

  • RICHSBEER 1736 reviews
    rated 3.9 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a clear copper body with medium sized white head with spotty retention and not much lacing. The aroma is sweet, toasted malts with caramel and buttered bread and a hint of earthy hops. The taste starts off on the sweeter side with a load of caramel and some hints of toffee lingering and toasted malts take a little edge off the caramel and they end up adding some biscuit flavors that show off some sweetness as well. There is a brief grainy presence but that gets cut short as the grassy and floral hops come in at the end to finish the beer. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sweet with a touch of grassy hops at the finish.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 2.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    This is a corny brew. Can't say that I like it. Can't say that I don't.. No, I can say that. Pours orange and frothy. Thin. A little grain. Bad after taste. That's it.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 2.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 4

    had at Coops for a "mini marzen mash up" .. . toffee, light thin molasses, light caramel, and corn kernel .. . light foam, very light lacing .. not a bad marzen, definitely for beginners .. . goes good with dog treats..

  • SHREWS824 218 reviews
    rated 3.1 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Clear amber with some burnt orange highlights. Pretty decent head on the pour that settled to a nice ring. Slightly off white... almost egg shell colored head. This Oktoberfest seems just a tad lighter in color than most. Not a bad thing, just unique. Smell had a nice bready, yeasty malt. Small hint of caramel and a touch of hops. Detecting a, to some extent, a grassy smell. A bit odd for the style in my opinion. Malt at first with the taste and again getting a slight hop bite in the finish. Reiteratively, I'm getting that grassy flavor. Not off putting, but just wasn't expecting it. Medium to thin/light mouthfeel. The brew is rather crisp and a wee bit watery. This is a slightly above average brew in my opinion. Nothing bad by any means. It's easily drinkable and sets the mood for Autumn. I will drink this again if it's offered. Have no quarrels with the beer. Brooklyn Brewery always puts out a solid product.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 2.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Dark, coppery color as one would expect. Very thin head with almost no lacing. Lightly carbonated. Lacking in any discernable quality and not on par with other Oktoberfests - lackluster performance.

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