Black Raven Flocktoberfest Lager

Also known as

Black Raven Hochtoberfest Lager

Black Raven Brewing Company
Redmond, WA, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Release: Fall Seasonal
ABV: 5%
Bitterness: 34 IBU

From the brewer

The Flocktoberfest is Black Raven’s fall seasonal lager. Brewed in the German Marzen style, this clean and balanced lager is the perfect summer into fall treat. This lager is crafted with traditional Czech grown and malted barley for an authentic European malt flavor with a light, toasty undertone. Domestic and European hops provide a balanced, light hop profile.

Average Scores

Overall: 71 (logged 20 times)
Draft: 71 (logged 20 times)

Who's been drinking this

I don’t know what was up with the last time, but this is very good again. Still hits every flavor I want from an Oktoberfest-Marzen.
I don't feel like this has always been this bad. Reminds me of the old palate-killing Vienna lager from Hi-Fi. Funky-nutty and not much else.
Don’t know what they did to it this year. Smells terrible.
Why, yes, I can keep doing this.
Nicely toasty-sweet, gem-clear with a rich, yeasty fragrance. I think this year's batch is less hop-prickly than before and more straight Oktoberfest lager in character. Since I really like that, I think it may the best batch yet.
Perfect amount of toasty malt flavor building on the solid Hochzeit base. Better than I remember from last year.
Sidecar. Moderately nutty funk but more than balanced by a strong cereal malt flavor. I'm sold -- next time I'll get a larger portion for sure.