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Lakefront Brewery Week: Oktoberfest

I’ve mentioned before how Oktoberfest is one of my favorite styles, and Lakefront’s version is a worthy contribution.

Again, not much more to say… it’s a pretty straightforward beer. At 5.7% alcohol, it won’t knock you down.

Appearance: Hazy orange color tinged with gold and topped by an off-white, creamy head.

Smell: Malty with a touch of darker malts and a slight sourness. Otherwise, fairly clean with a light hop profile (very light).

Taste: Rich and malty with dark breads and a hint of spiciness. Sweet and buttery. A bit lighter than I’d be expecting in the style, but it doesn’t detract at all.

Mouthfeel: Lightly medium-bodied with some nicely complex structures going on in the sweet body.

Overall: It’s a tasty example of the style… I’d be happy to drink it again.

On BeerAdvocate, it scores a grade of B-. On RateBeer, it scores 2.84 out of 5, and is in their 32nd percentile.