Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest

Widmer Brothers Oktoberfest

Rated 3.200 by BeerPals

Brewed by Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  Marzen / Oktoberfest

5.5% Alcohol by Volume

25 International Bittering Units

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The full body and malty flavor make Widmer Oktoberfest an ideal beverage for the Fall season. As the style dictates the hopping is delicate enough to allow the malty character to dominate, yet still provides a floral aroma and finish.

ID: 3918 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank21336
Overall Percentile60.1
Style Rank190 of 633
Style Percentile70
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.246
Weighted Score3.200
Standard Deviation0.310

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  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 3.4 11 years ago

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

    Most marzens get about the same range of ratings from me...this is no exception. Pretty much the norm for this style. Medium caramel malty, lighter carbonation mouthfeel. Easy drinking and worth the 1/2 off on clearance. The aroma could be point higher I guess if fresh, but I am guessing this is about 8-10 months old already based on the price and time of year (Summer '12) that I got this.

  • IABEERGUY 371 reviews
    rated 2.8 12 years ago

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

    Surprising found this at Chameleon's in Mount Vernon, IA. "Pours a clear amber with a thin white head that disappears immediately. Smell of sweet malts, with just a hint of hops. A little watered down. Taste has malt, caramel, and some hops with just a tad of bitterness. I would say this would be a very average Octoberfest; nothing stands out.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

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

    also at Coops .. . great lacing.. burnt ornage on the pour .. . light caramel and werthers .. . nice stuff- widmer quality .. . does the job, and then some .. . i wanna be a balla! hey judes! .. . oh and by the the way widmer, stop changing your fuckin labels every season...

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

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

    nice! served on Delta connections flight. gotta love that. good quality marzen here. nutty aroma, tastes and smells of sweet malt per the style as well. nothing super-special, but nicely made.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.4 14 years ago

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

    Pours a clear amber with a thin white head that disappears immediately. Aroma of sweet malt, earthiness, and a hint of fruity hops. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery. Flavor has malt, caramel, grassy and fruity hops (maybe a bit of sourness in the finish too). Very good; one to seek out each year.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.2 15 years ago

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

    It poured a deep amber body with very little carbonation that led to a thin, rapidly shrinking head. Aroma of roasted malts, flavor also of roasted malts and toffee, sweet with a dry hop bite aftertaste. Overall it is just one step above the average marzen.

  • SAP 999 reviews
    rated 3.3 16 years ago

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

    July 2006 Bottle date, Sampled November 2006
    Pours with a frothy, one-finger thick, light tan colored head that fades away fairly quickly. The beer is a brilliantly clear, deep reddish amber color. The aroma has a sweet, fruity, malty presence that is immediately noticeable. Notes of cherries and raisin mix with malty notes of caramel, toffee, and a light toasted grain note. Perhaps a touch of citrus character is found here and joins with the berry note, both of which seem to at the very least be hop accented. Yes there is a definite hop presence here, as well as the aforementioned components there is also a light menthol like note and perhaps a touch of pine.

    The beer is sweet and fruity up front; both hops and malt contribute to this perception. I get notes of raisins, cherries and sweet tangelos. There is an almost cough-syrup type fruitiness here; a hint of that fake fruity cherry note that is often a component of cough-syrup. A solid bitterness runs throughout, along with a sharp pine and menthol note, it tries to balance the sweet & fruity notes. This definitely strikes me at times as a good example of an Alt. It has a nice maltiness to it, mostly caramelized but a light, almost roasty note is here in the finish as well. And the fruitiness is certainly characteristic of many a traditional German Alt. The body has a certain heft to it and this beer does have a lingering mouth coating character to it that is quite nice. A pretty tasty beer and if it was not for that fake fruity note I would say it is down right good.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.4 16 years ago

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

    Hazy nut brown colour with some reddish hints, small white head. Aroma is caramel, fruits, toffee, hops and some malts. Flavour is malts, fruity hops, and some toffee. Dry hayish hoppy aftertaste.

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 3.2 17 years ago

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

    This pours a Nice orange color with a malty flavor and good body. Had this at a tasting at Beverages and more. I think that this beer is a Good Oktoberfest

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 2.7 18 years ago

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

    This marzen pours a deep orange gold color from a 12 oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is mild slightly malts a touch fruity and a touch sweet. A medium to light bodied octoberfest marzen. Malts are caramel and sweet. Hops are slightly bitter, touch of floral and earthiness. Kind of thin and watery, fairly flat carbonation and bland. Drinkable, but non memorable. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and mooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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