Mr. Beer Octoberfest Lager Refill Brew Pack

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Mr. Beer Octoberfest Lager Refill Brew Pack

Produces 1 batch (2 gallon total) of All-Malt style beer. Includes: 1 Can Oktoberfest Lager, 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of HME), 1 Packet No Rinse Cleanser, and Instructions.

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William Doerner says:

not bad but not an amazing refill I am really happy to see Mr. Beer is participating now on Amazon! I wish the description would provide some background about what the beer is like. I had to go to their website to figure out what kind of beer this refill is like. For some reason, the URL will not paste into this comment box. Here is the product info:”Also referred to as Märzenbier, this malty, deep amber colored beer features a smooth body, toffee-like malt richness, and a full, biscuit like bouquet. Sample the celebrated beer of Munich’s world famous Oktoberfest.”I got a Mr. Beer keg kit back in 2006. I did some brewing for two or three years but then got caught up in grad school and work. I am getting back into the swing of things and trying out the various flavors. This Oktoberfest seemed a little light on taste. I served it at a party and people said they tasted fruits, nuts, and coffee. I thought, it was a decent batch but not the best flavor I have brewed before with Mr. Beer.Finally, ignore the initial reviewer of this product. I did not have trouble realizing that the booster was already included (starts at 3.7%ABV), added some sugar (increasing it 1.5%), and filled up the whole plastic keg. The instructions are clear. I also like not having to include the booster because it didn’t always dissolve quickly in boiling water. The prepped malt is a nice change!

T. Morris "On The High Desert" says:

Outstanding… it has a nice toffee/chocolate like taste. I like this one and if you like Octoberfest you shouldn’t be disappointed. This is my second brew with 2 weeks fermenting, 2 weeks carbonating and 2 weeks in the fridge and I couldn’t be happier with what I poured. I think it tastes great (like that toffee flavor) and the head is bold, lasts and doesn’t evaporate in seconds like most beers. If my other brews come out like this one, and my first brew of the Irish Stout, I’ll never be in the beer aisles of a food store again. I purchased this directly from Mr. Beer because the price was lower and I was ordering enough other items (sanitizer, bottles and several refill kits) that made their flat rate shipping worthwhile… they also offer some really good custom kits that crank out some higher alcohol levels if that’s of interest (this one is good for about 3.7% and that’s low for a beer but I wanted taste and I got it… I don’t need to get drunk on my first mug of it. Someone commented on the booster pack but it’s not needed with this item unless you want to increase the alcoholic content.I read a lot of negative comments out the Mr. Beer system and the refill kits and I can’t say I’ve had anything but a positive experience. Sure, the keg is plastic but so is most of my Ford Expedition. Taste is too relative to argue with but I’ve been drinking beer for about 50 years and have it fresh brewed; visited pubs while I traveled many countries in Europe where they had some idea what was a good beer; and lived in Milwaukee in the 60’s when a brewery tour was what you did on weekends. I think, so far, the Mr. Beer lineup has been pretty satisfying. I live about 40 miles from the nearest city and every store sells the same lineup of beer. When I lived in NY, NJ & PA there was selection, it was fresh and the prices were reasonable. Now that the case has been replaced with the 12-pack it’s more per-bottle than it’s really worth. I like Micro-Brews and the best one available here is Deschutes from Oregon. They had a decent Porter, IPA and an Obsidian but they all taste worse than before and now average about 14 bucks a 12-pack. Blue Moon and Fat Tire were also pretty good but now they’re owned by the big boys and again seem to have lost the taste… plus they all gave me the poops the next day. Finally, I tried the Mr. Beer line and it had nothing to do with cost and after my first 3 brews I’ll never buy bottled beers again from the local markets. However, if cost is a concern then ignore those comments about this costing about what the store bards run. Seems some folks can’t do the math, are prone to not telling the truth or are just plain confused. This system brews 2-gallons of beer and that’s 256-ounces which equals 21.3 12-ounce bottles. At about 17 bucks a can I get nearly a full case of beer for what I was paying for one 12-pack.You can buy directly from Mr. Beer and with their flat rate shipping they offer a lot more variety if you want to stock up on bottles also. I have purchased a few of the punched-up kits (Deluxe refills) that give you a higher alcoholic content and will brew them soon. They also have recipes if you want to dabble in your brews. I go with 2 weeks fermenting, 2 weeks carbonating and 2 weeks in the fridge before drinking. The beers are made in Australia by Coopers Brewery Ltd. And distributed through Mr. Beer… which they appear to also own. This is a baby step process and seems almost foolproof but I can’t deal with what’s on the shelves anymore. I expect to move on to using my own ingredients, which you can also do with these kits, and was pleased to find a huge vine growing in my yard that I have fought off unsuccessfully for years is actually hops. I’m already thinking ahead to summer. I agree with other reviewers that Mr. Beer’s claim that you’ll be downing it after only 2 weeks is probably not what you should expect if a better beer can be had by waiting a little longer.

Kim says:

Thanks! Very Satisfied! I am happy with the product and the speed in which I received it! Can’t wait to enjoy it!


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