Favorite Octoberfest - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Favorite Octoberfest
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-01-2011, 01:43 PM   #1
dukes7779
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
, NY
Posts: 205


Title pretty much says it all. Starting to get into Octoberfests and just trying to get a starting point for good/great. Thanks!



 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 01:46 PM   #2
scarlessmeanie
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Lebanon, PA
Posts: 84
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I had Stoudt's Oktoberfest last night. Wow, really great. Probably my favorite to date.


__________________
I thought I saw a bird teleport one time.

LIFT SHOP

RED CAP BREWING CO.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 01:52 PM   #3
makomachine
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
Tuttle, OK
Posts: 967
Liked 18 Times on 16 Posts


Ayinger, Paulaner, and Sam Adams are my three favorite commercial varieties that I've tried. Didn't care for Spaten or Hacker-Schorr (sp?) when I had them - drinkable but nothing special IMO. The BCS recipe is a winner and have bottles of the others I haven't touched due to me liking my own so much.
__________________
Kegged: Waldo Lake Amber, Notty as Helles, Vanilla Porter, Sweet Stout (nitro), NB Surly Furious Clone, Petite Saison D'ete, Le Seigle Belge Saison, BM Cream of 3 Crops, Edworts Apfelwein
Bottled: Nada!
In Process: Braggot
Upcoming Brews: Surley Furious Clone, Uintah Wyld

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 01:59 PM   #4
MalFet
/bɪər nɜrd/
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
MalFet's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2010
NYC / Kathmandu
Posts: 8,632
Liked 1468 Times on 973 Posts


Weihenstephaner, hands down. It's not quite as hard on the sweet as the others are, but it is fine, fine beer.
__________________
"Be excellent to each other." -Benjamin Franklin

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 02:11 PM   #5
bbrim
Recipes 
 
Jan 2008
Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 886
Liked 42 Times on 37 Posts


I just had Abita Fall Fest (Octoberfest) a week ago and think it is my favorite. It slightly sweet up front with a very balanced finished and has clean, full, nuanced malt character.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 03:14 PM   #6
Bulls Beers
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Bulls Beers's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
, Boston Bomber#1 place of death...
Posts: 3,241
Liked 162 Times on 124 Posts


Weihenstephaner is good, but I like Paulaner better. A few years ago, I got a couple cases of Erdinger Oktoberfest. It was amazing.
__________________
Spezialisiert auf Deutsch Lagerbier...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 03:19 PM   #7
dukes7779
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
, NY
Posts: 205

I can't find a description in BJCP. What should I be looking for in characteristics?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 03:27 PM   #8
HSB
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
Arnold, MD
Posts: 85
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by dukes7779 View Post
I can't find a description in BJCP. What should I be looking for in characteristics?
http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/style03.php

It's under European Amber Lager

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 03:50 PM   #9
randomsample
Recipes 
 
May 2010
Iowa City, Ia
Posts: 83
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


The New Glarus Staghorn is really good, and I just had Millstream's Octoberfest, which was excellent. The Millstream might be a little heavy for the style, but it's quite good.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2011, 04:06 PM   #10
dukes7779
Recipes 
 
Jun 2011
, NY
Posts: 205

Yep, I'm an idiot - looking for it under ales. Ugh.....

Thank you!



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump