Upland Oktoberfest

Indiana
United States
Oktoberfest
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

No season is as synonymous with beer as autumn, when the most storied beer festival of them all, Oktoberfest, takes place in Munich, Germany. Since 1810, this celebration of good food, good company, and, most importantly, good beer, has most prominently featured Marzen-style lager-so much so that many refer to the beer simply as Oktoberfest.

Profile

ABV: 
6.7%
IBUs: 
20
Served at: 
46 - 54˚ F
Judges Review 
BC Review's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

With its sparkling clarity, dark gold/light orange tint and moderate carbonation, this lager nails the classic style descriptors for appearance. Aromas of clean malt, toasty hints of Munich malt and perhaps a touch of toasted nuts waft from the glass, while the malt-dominated flavor profile comes across as a bit sweet. Layered deep in the background, floral hops provide a tinge of pleasant bitterness in the finish. Malt character seems somewhat simple, with a whisper of caramel, toffee and toasted bread crust. The palate perceives a slightly creamy, medium body that is soft and not at all astringent. This selection ranks as a well-made lager and a satisfying example of the Oktoberfest style – with restrained toasted malt complexity.

Brewery Introduction

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Upland Brewing Co. began its intriguing story in 1998 with a mission to brew remarkable beers in remarkable ways, staying true to the artisan, progressive spirit found in our part of the Midwest. Our sour program began in 2006 as a way to entertain our curious... Read More

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