Octoberfest - Free State Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Poured from a growler into an Irish pint glass.
The appearence is a copper-orange hue - very clear. The aroma is a light bread, a little butter, and a slight earthy/grassy hop smell. The flavor is excellent. It starts out with a slightly sweet biscuit flavor with some roasted malt and butter/nut flavors coming out as it warms, it finishes with just the right amount of hop bitterness to give this beer a near perfect balance and a crisp clean finish. The mouth feel is medium light, maybe a little lighter than some.
Overall this a great octoberfest, I've sampled a few varieties the last 2 weeks (SA, Spaten, Saranac) and this is my favorite so far. I think I'll be making quite a few stops at Free State in the coming weeks.
Serving type: growler
09-23-2007 20:41:56 | More by SafeAtFirst
3.73/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pellucid dark bronze, covered by a lanky, but well retained cream white head. Sparse lace remains. The aroma is comprised of soft biscuit and nutty melanoidins. Subtle herbal hop undertone. Clean and tame aromawise. Gentle bready sweetness upfront leads into buttery, slightly sharper, toffeeish Caramunich and mild hop bitterness combination. Agreeably mellow, sweet (non diacetyl) butter tinge. Grassy, tracely minty, Hersbrucker hop flavor. Soft on the palate, but pleasantly dextrinous and lightly viscous in mouthfeel. Finishes clean, with quickly fleeting hints of brittle. Very well rounded and highly drinkable. A bit shy in malt depth, but quite enjoyable nonetheless. A well executed "lighter" example of the style.
Serving type: on-tap
10-18-2003 21:47:42 | More by marc77
3.9/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Lighter orange color with a thin lace on the glass. The aroma is slightly bready. Nice bitter quality on top of a lightly biscuit malt flavor. This is one of the closest American representations I have tried compared to the German imports.
Serving type: on-tap
10-13-2002 13:09:45 | More by beernut7
Octoberfest from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 56 user ratings.