Brooklyn Oktoberfest

Early on in the blog, I reviewed a lot of Brooklyn beers, but somehow missed reviewing this one. I needed to fill out a mixed six-pack and this was hanging out on the shelf. Keep in mind, I reviewed this one in October, so the bottle wasn’t that old. Hopefully it lives up to the hype of being one of the more solid Oktoberfest beers.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: Marzen/Oktoberfest

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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. Both 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, full bodied and malty, with a bready aroma and light, brisk hop bitterness.”

Random: This is available August through October.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated almost instantly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, mahogany color with light carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of toffee malt and hazelnut notes. It was definitely sweet. The taste also had a lot of nuttiness with caramel malt sweetness and almond skins. The body was think with high carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with caramel. A bottle of this was $1.83, which came to $.15 per ounce. This was a great example of the style and one that I would go back to year after year.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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