Narragansett Fest (Narragansett Brewing Company)

Style: Oktoberfest/Marzen 5.5% ABV 22 IBU’s Malt: Vienna, Pilsner, Light Munich, Dark Munich Hops: Northern Brewer, Tettnanger Brewer’s Note: “Gansett Fest is a great example of a traditional amber-brown German Oktoberfest style beer. It is perfectly balanced with four varieties of malts and two styles of hops. This is an extremely easy drinking autumn seasonal beer, but one you will want to savor as the … Continue reading Narragansett Fest (Narragansett Brewing Company)

Copper Legend (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Style: Oktoberfest/Marzen 5.7% ABV 22 IBUs OG: 14.5 Plato Brewer’s Note: “Ancient timelines talk of dark days, plagued by hardships and Kingdom demands. When hope was all but lost, a legend emerged. A plumber. With copper pipes and an uncanny wit, he battled fierce foes and saw to the brewery’s opening. Our Octoberfest is malty, smooth and exceedingly drinkable. It is perfect to celebrate and … Continue reading Copper Legend (Jack’s Abby Brewing)

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen (Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla)

Style: Rauchbier/ Smoked Marzen 5.1% ABV 30 IBU’s OG: 13.5% From: Bamberg, Germany Brewer’s Note: “The original and Bamberg specialty for centuries. A dark, bottom fermented beer made exclusively with Schlenkerla smoked malt from our own malt house and the old tradition from the Schlenkerla Oak barrel tapped.” The beer’s label is nice and old timey looking.  I like the old scroll look of the label, … Continue reading Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen (Brauerei Heller-Trum / Schlenkerla)

Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen (Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG)

Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen 6.0% ABV   The bottle has a little more going on in it than other ocktoberfest beer’s from Germany that I have reviewed, though it still has a slightly stuffy early 20th century feel to its design.  I like the monk’s head company logo and the marching beer wenches with arms full of steins.  The text is alright, nothing too exciting, though the … Continue reading Paulaner Oktoberfest-Märzen (Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG)

Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier (Hofbräu München)

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest 6.30% ABV   The bottle is green, which isn’t so great for light protection, but it does look fancy and foreign.  The label’s font is absolutely atrocious and boring and very “‘90’s digital graphic” in feel.  The gold and blue coloring is nice though, and I do like the “HB” symbol for the company, though the specific beer’s graphic is rather boring … Continue reading Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier (Hofbräu München)