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Staghorn Octoberfest by New Glarus Brewing Company
Märzen / Oktoberfest
6.25 % ABV

Review by joe1510 on 02/20/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 2 8 15 5 8 2010
12oz Bottle
$7.99 6-Pack
Village Dell and Wine

New Glarus's Staghorn Octoberfest fills my pilsner glass with a crystal clear caramel colored liquid. Stream after stream of carbonation bubbles rush to the surface from every point of the glass and big bubbles of carbonation cling to the side of the glass before bursting to the surface. The pour produced two fingers bone white head that receded to a cap quickly leaving spotty lacing on its way down.

Staghorn sports a nice malty nose with a clean lightly toasted graininess and caramel. A faint leafy hoppiness brings up the rear and adds a touch of spice. The caramel in the nose really comes through nicely and when combined with the spiciness of the hops creates a very inviting aroma.

Flavor is much the same as the aroma. A mild spicy hoppiness gets things started before fading slightly to let the clean toastiness and semi-sweet caramel. The spiciness lasts throughout the drink but falls in line behind the malt. Caramel sweetness finishes things off on the swallow.

The body seems to be medium but with the carbonation it feels a little lighter although there is a little stick on the swallow. The spiciness comes through on the back of the tongue while the carbonation gives a little snap upfront.

Staghorn is a highly drinkable O-Fest. This is a beer where putting away a couple liters wouldn't be a problem.

This is another strong beer from New Glarus. The more Staghorn I drink the more I want to drink. This stuff continues to grow on me. This is one of the best of the style I've come across.

Reviewed: 10/4/08

Price: $7.99 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 04/06/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
90 3 10 18 5 9 2009
Solid darkish copper color with a small puffy off-white head that sticks around a while eventually fading to nothing as its consumed and leaves sheets of lace that dispear fast to stick in webby lines and spots. Wonderful toasted aroma on this, touch of caramel and light floral dried hops, very crisply toasted with a hint of ripe fruity-like sweetness reminescent of a sour bread dough. Really becomes a sniffer as it warms. Taste is a nice toasty, lightly sweet mix of maltyness, very solid through and through. Sweetness is strong but subdued in its presense over an amazing and great little toastyness, some thinner caramel sits in the back with some light herbal/floral dried hops setting up the finish to end with a nice mellow crispness and light lingering sweetness. Medium body feel, lightly creamy aspect and a lovely finish. A very nice O'fest beer that goes down with ease. A new favorite to keep around, top notch and a cut above alot of the mish-mashy O'fest brews that every brewery seems to make. This one is done right. Great job New Glarus! Toasty!!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 03/12/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 2 9 15 4 7 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 9-19-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Thanks to Initiative for this extra.

Pours a rusty copper color with a nice finger worth of fluffy white foam. Aroma is spicy, some apple, salty water?, fresh earthy hops, and little roasted malts. Taste is much like the aroma but more fruity and malty, and some bread and yeast flavors. Mouthfeel and carbonation are both medium. Easy to drink but I guess it’s not my favorite style of beer.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Surly Duff on 11/03/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 2 8 17 5 9 2008
Pours a nice clear medium copper with a decent couple fingers of foamy white head. The foam settles slowly and leaves the walls of the glass coated in a nice layer of sticky lacing.

Rich malt aroma with nice dry sweetness and a touch of yeast. Biscuity and clean like an Oktoberfest should smell.

Smooth and slightly sweet malt body. Hint of fruity esters in the after the malt sweetness up front. Hints of caramel and light toffee. Nice dryness in the end. Rich and flavorful yet still easy drinking. Very well made.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 2 9 16 4 8 0
A - Pours a crystal clear amber colored body with some tight streams of bubbles rising to the top. Head starts white and fizzy and reduces to a light skim on the surface within a minute.

S - Grassy, german hops. Nutty. Light caramel. Fresh white toast.

T - Starts with some sweet caramel notes. Light toasted bread comes in before changing quickly to the earthy, grassy hops. Big nutty flavors flood over my tongue along with a touch of toffee. Clean finish with only a slight hop aftertaste.

M - Medium bodied. Clean. Carbonation is bubbly.

D - Rock solid Octoberfest that could stand well next to the authentic german ones. Easy drinker.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 12/04/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 2 9 16 4 7 0
Thanks to thefatkid13 for this brewski. Pour was, less then stellar. Pretty heavy pour yielded a color that looked like darkened apple juice, but no head at all. However, that is the only down side to this brew. I might need a another furley, just to re-puor it. :) The smell on this is solid, with spices and grains. Taste is very good, and easily put down. Thanks again kid.

Served In: Pint Glass

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