Oktoberfest Lager Standard Refill

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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.

If you like Spaten Oktoberfest, Left Hand Oktoberfest or Yuengling Oktoberfest you will like this brew.



  • 1 Can Oktoberfest Lager Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 2 Booster™ Pouches
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser


Additional Information

Flavor: Malty

ABV (alc/vol): 5%

SRM (Color): 10

IBU (Bitterness): 21

These simple instructions will familiarize you with the basic brewing procedures of the Mr. Beer homebrewing kit using this refill. This refill will produce 8 liters of premium quality beer with approximately 5% alcohol by volume (ABV).


Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk).



Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

  1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
  2. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a boil, and then remove from heat. Open the can of Brewing Extract and pour it into the hot water. Open Booster packets and slowly pour into hot mixture while stirring. Continue to stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
  3. Fill keg with cold tap water to the 4-quart mark on the back.
  4. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
  5. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
  6. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 68°and 76° F (20°-25° C) and out of direct sunlight. Ferment for 14 days.

After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface. 

Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks.

After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process.


Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk).

Flavor Profile

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Alcohol by volume: 5%
SRM (color): 10
IBU (Bitterness): 21

Food Pairings

Oktoberfest Lager Standard Refill is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked out Great - Yummy This was my 2nd try at home-brewing. (And much more successful than my 1st, which was not a Mr. Beer problem but my rookie mistakes.) I'd learned to enjoy commercial Oktoberfest varieties, particularly Saranac and Sam Adams, but this one turned out even better. Great color, rich flavor, good head & fragrance, and ABV% apparently satisfying. Fine at 2 weeks in the bottles, even better at 4 weeks (just maintain patience, Grasshopper). Read someone suggesting 8 weeks of conditioning but the bottle I had yesterday, at 7 weeks, didn't seem that much different than the yummy 4-week ones. Will definitely prepare this one again, in the autumn. Cheers!
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My First Brew And Man Was It Good!!! Wonderful rich brown color, incredibly malty nose and taste and medium thick head. Made me wish I had a giant soft pretzel and some kielbasa. This one was very good and I will definitely order it again.
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Stuff I've brewed this a couple of times and it never fails to please. This was my 1st. batch with the booster. Wow still good stuff, only with a little more bite.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Batch to Date. This was only my second batch personally, but I have to say this came out Awesome. Even my wife loved it and she's not much of a Beer drinker. Did 3 weeks in the fermenter and 8 weeks conditioning, batch priming it with 12 tsp of sugar before bottling. Had excellent carbonation and flavor. It will only get better with time.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great taste. You won't want to wait till October until you try this one. Very smooth and they go well with cookouts.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2nd Try This was the second refill I got as part of a gift. I usually like Oktoberfest /Marzen and this one was ok. Granted, I think I was so anxious to try it, I didn't let it mature enough. Having a few more batches under my belt, I'd say it tasted pretty green. But I don't want that to overshadow the fact that I think this is a solid brew when done right. I'll get it again for sure and give it the time it needs to be a quality brew.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oktoberfest Lager I purchased this last month for a quick round of Oktoberfest. I'm a all grain brewer and set that aside just because Mr. Beer has the best tasting Oktoberfest I have tried. Will defiantly be back for more!!
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More than expected I absolutely love this beer, it's a very dark and delicious beer. If your thinking of old world or a beer that looks like it can warm you on a cold winters night with friends by the fire this is it. It's not a bitter beer so no worries as you enjoy this thick yet very palatable beer with small tight bubbly head that is just the center piece of any winter or other season get together!
Date published: 2016-04-27
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