Which is your favorite US brewed Octoberfest Marzen?

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Which is your favorite US brewed Octoberfest Marzen?

Block 15 Bloktoberfest
0
No votes
Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest
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25%
Goose Island Beer Co. Oktoberfest
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No votes
Great Lakes Brewing Company Oktoberfest
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Heater-Allen Bobtoberfest
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50%
Jacob Leinenkugel Oktoberfest
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No votes
Odell Brewing Co. Oktoberfest
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No votes
Reuben's Brews Festbier
2
25%
 
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I likely missed your favorite. If others feel I dissed your favorite, please reply and I will create a second poll.
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Of the ones listed, only tasted 2 or 3, would put Great Lakes at the top of those. Would add Left Hand Oktoberfest to that list for breweries that have a moderate number of states to ship to. LOTS of really good regional and state level breweries that have really upped their lager game over the last 3-5 years and take their Marzen/Oktoberfests very seriously.
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Matthew Brown wrote: September 23rd, 2020, 8:15 am Of the ones listed, only tasted 2 or 3, would put Great Lakes at the top of those. Would add Left Hand Oktoberfest to that list for breweries that have a moderate number of states to ship to. LOTS of really good regional and state level breweries that have really upped their lager game over the last 3-5 years and take their Marzen/Oktoberfests very seriously.
Then you should vote for it? ;-)
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What I want to do is do a blind h2h taste test with friends with Heater-Allen & Rueben's. But Bobtoberfest has been impossible to find this year. Perhaps Rick sold out already, but all the usual places have none.
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Steven Miller wrote: September 25th, 2020, 8:00 am What I want to do is do a blind h2h taste test with friends with Heater-Allen & Rueben's. But Bobtoberfest has been impossible to find this year. Perhaps Rick sold out already, but all the usual places have none.
We've been sold out for several weeks. I'm not sure if we can ever make enough. We canned almost 400 cases - more than we've ever canned of any beer besides Pils. If we're back to doing the Mt Angel Oktoberfest next year, we'll need to do 4 batches...

I think this year's version is particularly good because we made it early, so it's had an extra couple of months of lagering time.

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#6 Post by Brian S t o t t e r »

Not an expert in this area, but Avery’s The Kaiser has been my favorite so far this season.
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Rick Allen wrote: September 27th, 2020, 11:11 am
Steven Miller wrote: September 25th, 2020, 8:00 am What I want to do is do a blind h2h taste test with friends with Heater-Allen & Rueben's. But Bobtoberfest has been impossible to find this year. Perhaps Rick sold out already, but all the usual places have none.
We've been sold out for several weeks. I'm not sure if we can ever make enough. We canned almost 400 cases - more than we've ever canned of any beer besides Pils. If we're back to doing the Mt Angel Oktoberfest next year, we'll need to do 4 batches...

I think this year's version is particularly good because we made it early, so it's had an extra couple of months of lagering time.
Agree. I did find one can. But next year I need to plan ahead and order directly from you!
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