Special Oktoberfest Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

Special Oktoberfest Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | Extract

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  • Our Special Oktoberfest closely mirrors the original Oktoberfest recipe with a twist on the hops. Ferment with either ale or lager yeast
  • Includes Perle and Mt. Hood hops
  • Estimated ABV: 5%
  • Estimated IBUs: 22-26
  • Makes 5 gallons of finished beer

Oktoberfests were typically made in spring and aged in caves over the summer. We've made this a "Special Oktoberfest" with ale yeast instead of lager strains! Try cold aging this beer in the fridge for a month before drinking.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.052-56
  • SRM (Color Range): 12
  • IBUs: 22-26
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All included steeping grains will come milled.
Liquid Malt Extract (LME) vs. Dried Malt Extract (DME)
MoreBeer! recipe kits are offered in both Liquid Malt Extract and Dry Malt Extract so that our customers can choose the format that best suits their needs and brewing style. LME is a viscous liquid, similar in consistency to maple syrup. In addition to being the more affordable option, many brewers find LME easier to handle than dry extract. DME is more condensed and comes in a powder format that is similar to baking flour. Although it’s a little more costly, DME is naturally lighter in color and stays fresher for longer. We highly recommend DME when brewing light colored beers.


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had it before and like it
Earle r S on Dec 2, 2022
Love German beer!
Paul A. C on Sep 20, 2022
had it before and like it
Earle r S on Dec 2, 2022
Kit for brewing
Steve B on Oct 5, 2022
Love German beer!
Paul A. C on Sep 20, 2022
Because I want an Oktoberfest beer ready for consumption in October
Glennn S on Aug 9, 2022
Brewing for the family annual Oktoberfest party
Dennis M T on Jul 1, 2022
Prefer DME over LME
Geof on Apr 11, 2022
looking for an ale on the malty side
George Z on Jan 22, 2022
We made this before and it’s one of our favorites
Elisa O on Oct 26, 2021
It is really a good smooth beeer
Kyle K on Sep 23, 2021
Friend recommended
Robert B on Sep 21, 2021
Give it a try
Dave L on Jul 7, 2021
It what I buy every year for our Octoberfest party
Jerald D on Jun 7, 2021
I've bought it in the past and have enjoyed it.
Robert H on May 28, 2021
Hold an annual Oktoberfest party and wanted to add this to the beer mix
Dennis M T on Apr 20, 2021
I like Oktoberfest beer
Scott S on Mar 9, 2021
I enjoy this style of lager
GLEN D B on Dec 16, 2020
Christopher S L on Aug 28, 2020
time of year...october
Scott on Aug 19, 2020
seasonal beer
Brittany A on Aug 15, 2020
price and style
Kevin R R on Jul 4, 2020
I love Oktoberfest beer
Christopher F on Apr 11, 2020
Good review
Mark Astle on Dec 24, 2019
I’ve had it before and liked it.
Todd Morgan on Oct 17, 2019
Very good recommendation
artur c on Sep 6, 2019
Richard K on Sep 4, 2019
Smooth beer for people unaccustomed to full-bodied beers.
JC D on Aug 28, 2019
Oktoberfest without the Lagering
Mack E on Jul 25, 2019
I don't Lager beer yet
Valued C on Jul 23, 2019
brewed before very good
Larry Akers on Mar 9, 2019
New kit for me, preparing for springtime
David B on Jan 4, 2019
wanted to brew a beer for fall
chris g on Sep 20, 2018
Trying it out for the first time. Making it so it will be ready by Oktoberfest season.
Adam F. on Aug 10, 2018
It's about that time of year
Loren A on Aug 9, 2018
Good Beer
EMILIO C on May 18, 2018
great beer
Dan K on Mar 28, 2018
Love me some German beer
Will Harlan on Mar 1, 2018
We like Octoberfest. Wanted to try it.
JOHN M. on Jan 18, 2018
Kit for brewing
Steve B on Oct 5, 2022
Because I want an Oktoberfest beer ready for consumption in October
Glennn S on Aug 9, 2022

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Rated 4 out of 5
Great Kit If You Can Handle Ferment Temp
Great recipe, except the ferment temp is a little cooler than normal room temps.
September 9, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
It nails the flavor perfectly. My wife loves this style beer while I don't. It gets 5 stars because it tastes like the kit says.
November 28, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Needs more body
I think the lager version of your Octoberfest made with Ale yeast is better, but this is still good.
January 24, 2018
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Will brew again
Newbie here. Not going to all the details. Only second brew and am very happy with the results. Only sat in primary for 2 weeks then keg for 3 days. First glass is clean finishing and tasty. Can't wait to see how it goes after another week or more in the keg. I will be brewing this again. Don't think I will be waiting for Oktoberfest next year to do it.
September 26, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
You'll be happy
Ive done a few lagers (tried) in the past and it really is a difficult style to get right if you aren't able to keep your temps on the mark. I don't have a spare fridge or a Kegerator yet to do them right. Someone locally recommended that I try using a Kolsch yeast instead of a lager yeast since you don't have to keep the fermentation quite so cold.

I did just that with this kit. Fermented with WLP 029 Kolsch x 2 packs since I didn't make a starter, and I was able to keep ferm temps around the 58-64 range in my cool brew ferm jacket. Slow ish start, but by 72 hours it was doing its thing. Fermentation took around 3 1/2 weeks. Bottled it up and put them back into the cool brew jacket with ice blocks for 2 more weeks and then put in the fridge to "lager".

since Im impatient I decided to try one before it had a full chance to "lager". It tastes so good I don't even care. Super crisp, maarzen like flavors, medium amber color, and it is crystal clear since the kolsch has a terrific flocc out. I happened to have some fresh Tettnanger hops that were ready for harvest that I tossed into the boil towards the end when I made this and I am really happy with how it turned out. Part of me wishes Id purchased the Oktoberfest lager and done that with Kolsch to get that pilsner malt flavor but that will be my next project.
September 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Beer kit
We split this kit into 2 x 3 gallon carboys. One carboy had the german ale wyeast (1007), the other had kolsch wyeast (2565). Both turned out a very good drinkable beer. 2-month pos carbonationt-kolsch beer is very banana (banana bread), german beer is only slightly banana ester flavor (which could have been caused by fermentation temps slightly >60.). Overall a good tasting kit and would buy it again.
May 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
I really enjoyed drinking this batch of brew. My friends all loved it and I even got a buddy to start brewing because of this kt. Very delicious and would recommend it to anyone who likes Marzen.
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
An excellent
I had great results with this one: it produced a beautiful, crisp lager-like finish. Light in color along the lines of Weihenstephaner or Hofbrau maerzen, not the deep amber typical of Spaten/Paulaner/Sam Adams Oktoberfests.

I fermented the White Labs Kolsch yeast at 62F (the lowest temp they recommend) for 3 weeks then lagered at ~50F. This yielded great flavor... Much better than I expected possible!

For my next batch I would definitely go with a big starter since fermenting this chilly really slows down the yeast activity. Attenuation was only 65% without a starter.

NOTE: There is a typo in the recipe which recommends fermenting at 50C. Don't do that with Kolsch yeast!
October 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Beer.
I am new to home brewing, this was the first beer that I made. It was awesome! great beer. And MoreBeer sent everything on time. all around great experience.
May 5, 2013