Geiserich (3773) - Linz, - AUG 28, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled: Light hoppy and grainy aroma. Huge creamy head, dark golden color. Flavor is quite tasteless, light sourly, some grainy and some unpleasant components. Light notes of bitter hops in the end. Dry light bitter finish. Boring.
Beerhunter111 (11590) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From trade with Erzengel, many thanks!
33cl bottle. Pours clear amber with a very big white head. Aroma of pale malt, grain, some hops. Taste is intense malty, grainy, slightly sweet, some hops.
ThirstyBird (2261) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks erzengel!! Pours a clear amber color with an off-white head. The smell is caramel, toasted malt, fruit, bread. The taste is caramel. rich fruit, bread. The body is light plus with some oiliness and fine carbonation.
Erzengel (5884) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer starts smooth malty, soft with a nice malty-amber aroma. Very smooth, hints of roast, nice bittered. Easy to drink, very soft and caramel smooth, nice caramel-dry aftertaste with a moderate bitterness and hints of roast. Great Festbier!
Jonb5 (444) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Very much like German apple juice, golden, clear, medium tanned head which faded quickly without leaving much lacing. S: Rubber, grassy hoppyness. T: Charcoal, grass, slightly yeasty, bittersweet. M: Moderate carbonation, medium body, smooth. O: Had high hopes after the impressive Dunkel from the same brewer, pretty bland, hard to classify, but decent enough.
bartlebier (2760) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, saved from a disbanded Kalea/Die freien Brauer tin box at REWE. Pours an already aromatic amber/deep golden with stable head. Fresh proteins and grains set an inviting enough entrée. Fresh bready malts, bread crust, caramels and spicy hops with a herbal edge and almost a Saaz-y bite harmonise towards what feels more like a substantial 5,5% Märzen/Oktoberfest or edgier Bohemian pilsner than a 4,8% Helles. Tasty, well-rounded for the style, with a lingering finish. Much more in tune with itself than some newfangled dryhopped ale-oids. Another discovery made from a Kalea/Die freien Brauer box.
knutole (75) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma: hay, malty, bread, caramel
appearance: foam doesn’t last long, amber colour, good carbonisation
taste: toffee, bread, grassy, hop notes
BlackHaddock (5091) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2014 International Green Week in Berlin: in 2012 I had this breweries Pilsner and Dunkel, this year I had another Pilsner and tried their Festbier too.
Draught 0.3 litres.
Thought it might be a Marzen but it was lighter and wasn’t strong enough in alcohol or flavour as that style: still enjoyed it though, just don’t see it as a Fest Bier.
Golden Pilsner in looks, usual fading white crown on a bright and clean body.
Floral and slight grain nose with a semi-sweet feel to the taste before a dry bitter finish ends each sip. Just a little more to it that a basic Pilsner, but not much and by drinking it side by side with the breweries Pilsner I could pick up only very slight differences.
teddybeer (2849) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Thanks to kevnic2008]. Bottle. Golden colour with a white head with good lasting and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of hay and grass with hints of cereal. Flavor is slightly hoppy, grassy with medium maltiness. The final is very slightly sweet and mild bittery.
vipinvelp (3034) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear darker yellow with lasting white foam head. Aroma is good German beer, so is taste. Smooth, not too bitter, little sweetness. (Velp 201312)
papalion (3) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral arome at first, then a bit too string for my taste. Barre Festbier is a typical German beer, not bad. I think it is made for drinking, not for rating :)