2011 Oktoberfest Review Wrap-Up

Victory Brewing Company Oktoberfest Review, Oktoberfest Reviews, Oktoberfest Rankings, Best Oktoberfest

Victory for Victory

Congrats to Victory Brewing Company, who not only produced a great beer, but were also very helpful and friendly.

Sadly I wasn’t able to track down a Great Lakes Oktoberfest single today, so I guess that’s it for the O-fests. The person at the bottle shop I called literally laughed at me when I asked if they had any singles left, which I in turn thought was funny because Kroger has a bunch (but you have to buy a build-your-own-6-pack to get it, which I didn’t want to do).

Next year I promise to plan better and have more to try, and maybe do a blind comparison. Anyway, here are the final standings, with a few brief notes.

  1. Victory Festbier (93/100) – Fantastic. Huge malty flavor, great mouthfeel. Easily stood out among its peers as the superior beer.
  2. Brooklyn Oktoberfest (90/100) – Very good, but just lacked the wow-factor of Victory’s. Definitely would drink again though.
  3. Weihenstephaner Festbier (81/100) – Satisfactory, but nothing remarkable. Seems to be playing it safe, which I find a bit strange for a place like Weihenstephaner.
  4. Hofbräu Oktoberfest (80.5/100) – Decent, drinkable. Probably suffering from the green bottle. Would like to try fresh in Munich.
  5. Elevator Oktoberfest (61/100) – Messy, unfocused, and even harsh at times. Elevator’s owner Dick Stevens has contacted me to discuss this review, so stay tuned for updates.
  6. Beck’s Oktoberfest (60/100) – Bad. Thin and harsh. Drain pour. Deservedly last. Appearance points barely saved it from the shame of an F rating.
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