Widmer Brothers Okto Oktoberfest

Second in my mini-Oktoberfest-off is Widmer Brothers Okto Oktoberfest.  This hearty ale has a good mix of malt and hop, coming in a bit heavier on the hop side than the previous contender, Samuel Adams Octoberfest.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing… just a matter of taste.  Definitely more of a meal, Okto has a similar head, darker color and heavier body than Sam Adams.  It does have a smoother finish, although no more complex.  It actually leaves you with a relatively moist feeling in your mouth, not taking that with you as it falls into your gut.

Overall a beer that is well put together but the final, full package just doesn’t really do it for me.  Certain parts are good to great but others are not fully developed yet and so I have to give this one a Middle of the Road.  In this mini-Oktoberfest-off, Sam Adams comes out the winner in my book.

JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road


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2 Responses to Widmer Brothers Okto Oktoberfest

  1. Mike Pearce says:

    I’ve found that most Oktoberfests taste like liquid pumpkin pie and this one doesn’t. I found it to be very drinkable although the die hard beer geeks will dismiss it.

  2. dugpark says:

    I like liquid pumpkin pie. The best I have had so far is from Elysian. Do you have any others that you would recommend? I still have more of this beer in the fridge. Kind of looking forward to it a bit, actually… 🙂

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