Prost! It’s Oktoberfest – Beer Reviews

There are many great things that come with the leaves turning but perhaps my favorite is the return of Oktoberfest beers. A beer that is rich in malt that balances hop bitterness and finishes cleanly.

The malts are medium and the hops are noble – the beer is perfect for any festival.

We are lucky in Colorado, there are so many great options, from the traditional to the imperial.

First up – Imperial Oktoberfest Beers:


Boulder Beer: Dragonhosen

It is traditional but is sweeter than you might expect, the caramel malt shines through.

Overall Beer Rating:     9 spades out of 10

Avery: The Kaiser

Malty, Toasty, and a bit heavier showing its imperial status.

Overall Beer Rating:     10 spades out of 10

Next up – Traditional Oktoberfest Beers:


Left Hand: Marzen Lager

Traditional in its base but more bold in spice with its hops

Overall Beer Rating:     8 spades out of 10

Prost: Marzen

Malty with an immensely clean finish

Overall Beer Rating:     8 spades out of 10

Great Divide: Hoss

Malt forward with an interesting hint of dark fruit

Overall Beer Rating:     8 spades out of 10


Fort Collins Brewery: Oktoberfest

2015 GABF winner – the hint of spice and herbs are delicate in their nature, I lean towards the robust.

Overall Beer Rating:     8 spades out of 10

Dry Dock: Docktoberfest

In my opinion, I saved the best for last. Everything you want in your Oktoberfest beer, malty, sweet and spicy – bold flavors.

As the beer says “Noch ein Bier, bitte – Another beer, please”

Overall Beer Rating:     10 spades out of 10

Find the Oktoberfest that suits you best and let us know why, Prost!

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