Beck's Oktoberfest

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Type: German Pilsener
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  • 05.20% 
  • 1809/3686 
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A classic German pilsner with a sweet, full-bodied taste, caramel color and a rich, full head.

Brewed in Bremen, Germany, Beck’s Oktoberfest is made in accordance with the “Reinheitsgebot,” the German Purity Law of 1516. It is brewed using only top-grade barley, hand-selected hops from the Bavarian Hallertau region, fresh glacier water and Beck’s exclusive strain of yeast that’s been nurtured and cultivated for generations. Beck’s Oktoberfest is 5.2 percent alcohol by volume (ABV).

Pair Beck’s Oktoberfest with traditional German Oktoberfest foods such as bratwurst or sausage, or crisp-weather favorites such as hearty chili, pumpkin pie and raisin bread. It also can be used in favorite fall recipes for marinades or sauces and to add extra flavor to stews.
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Reviews: 2

  • Aug 31, 2011
    kaj-ii (778)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
    3.1
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    [Best served in a Dimpled Mug]

    The pour was a clear medium brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) head that was just a shade off of white with lacing that was almost non-existent.

    The aroma was of toasted bread malts, a mild herbal hop and a soapy yeast with a mild hint of toffee, dried fruit and some spice.

    The taste was nice and malty with just a hint of sweetness at first then became a bit more on the bitter side and a little acetic with a mild hoppy-sweet flavor at the end. The flavor lasted an average amount of time for this style of beer.

    Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a nice lively carbonation.

    Overall a light Oktoberfest, with a nice balance of flavors making it quite drinkable. It is typical of the Märzen style and a tasty brew.
  • Oct 13, 2009
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
    3.8
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    Presentation: It was poured from a green 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

    Appearance: It had a dark burnt orange amber colored body with good clarity. The pour produced a thick and creamy light tan head. The head had decent retention and made some slippery lacing on the glass.

    Smell: There is a pleasant malty character with sweet caramel notes and light hints of spicy hops.

    Taste/Mouth feel: The flavor has a modest caramel maltiness with light toasted notes and a good balance of spicy hops. A slight herbal and a very slight metallic comes through as well in the finish. The palate has a slick texture with active carbonation and a medium body.

    Notes: Overall it's a solid Oktoberfest.