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.


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  • 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

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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 #1 mark on the back.
  4. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 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 65° and 75° F (18.3°-23.8° C) and out of direct sunlight. 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.
  7. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. 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
Oktoberfest Lager Standard Refill is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 69.
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 This was my first attempt at brewing my own beer and it turned out pretty darn good! It was much crisper and cleaner than I had imagined it could be and makes me feel like some kind of master brewer. Fermented for 3 weeks. Cold-crashed for 3 days. Bottled for 3 weeks (10 x 740ml bottles)
Date published: 2017-02-14
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 2 out of 5 by from It was ok This came with my kit along with some plastic bottles. I typically just use glass bottles and cap them, but I decided to use the plastic bottles because they were just laying around my place. The beer didn’t taste bad but there was hardly any carbonation. I fermented for 3 weeks, bottled for 3 more and then conditioned them for another 3 weeks. I did leave some in the refrigerator for a longer time but I still had flat beer. I’ll get this one again but next time I’m going to stick to using my glass bottles because I never ran into this issue before. All in all still had fun making this and it didn’t taste too bad, it was just flat. I ended up throwing the plastic bottles out and I did dump some of my beers down the drain. Going to have to try this one again!
Date published: 2019-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stands up to the best. Hello All, This is my first review here and, after recently trying the Oktoberfest lager, I felt it was a good place to start. I have been using the Mr. Beer kit before Coopers had acquired it and the old Oktoberfest lager was one of my favorites. It had a great blend of that grand ole' beer flavor, with just a touch of sweetness at the end to cap it off. So, I was naturally trepidatious about Cooper, which is why it took me so long to purchase the newer brand. Boy, was that a mistake. I found the newer version to be equal, if not better than the original. It had the same taste matrix (as it should have) but also added a more bolder color and flavor than I remember the original having. So, if you have the taste for a good Oktoberfest, or have someone that you care enough about to make as a gift, this is a great alternative to buying an overpriced, underflavored knockoff from the grocery store/liqour store shelves that is built to impress.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Too Bad I bought this about a month and a half ago and used it for a party. It was my first beer ever brewed and it didn't make anyone sick so that's pretty good. I'd say it came out slightly better than a cheap Budweiser type beer, but it definitely did not have anybody raving and I do realize I need to add those hops and other ingredients to make something you'd find at a craft brewery. Overall good for what I wanted from it, although I did require some research to really know what I was getting into and to making a decent beer.
Date published: 2017-11-02
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
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