Wallenpaupack Oktoberfest

Pennsylvania
United States
Oktoberfest, Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
82
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
3 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

A perfect balance of German malt & hops, our Oktoberfest lager pours a beautiful burnt orange and is an excellent way to celebrate the season.

Profile

ABV: 
5.9%
IBUs: 
24
Judges Review 
Brian Eichhorn's picture
Judges Rating:
82
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
3 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Oktoberfest by Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. was judged as a BJCP Style 6A - Märzen.

This pours very clear with only the faintest haze and with an off-white head of largish bubbles that collapses fairly quickly. The nose is brilliant. Loads of toasted bread and grain and the faintest whisper of caramel. It's super inviting, with a hint of a woodsy and herbal hops. On tasting, it is a bit sweeter and more bitter than I had anticipated. The bitterness is fairly aggressive, deep into the finish. This does, however, assist in mitigating the somewhat substantial residual sweetness. Not quite as clean on the palate, nor as balanced as one would expect. There's also an odd minerality that reminds me of too much sulfate that affects the drinkability. Reasonably clean but perhaps a touch undercarbonated and astringent overall. Okay, but could use some more balance and maybe some water adjustments overall.

Brewery Introduction

We are a craft brewery and brewpub featuring our own craft beers on tap and a menu of locally-sourced, scratch food. We keep our beers approachable and our environment friendly.

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