Brewed by Privatbrauerei Ernst Barre
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Lübbecke, Germany
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Gebraut für besondere Momente! In gewohnt exzellenter Qualität für hohe Ansprüche ist dieses malzaromatische Bier kräftig im Geschmack, aber weniger hopfenbetont als das Barre Pilsener. Doch nicht nur geschmacklich, sondern auch optisch überzeugt das Festbier durch seine leicht dunkle, bernsteinartige Farbe.

kappldav123's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kappldav123 (5303) - - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle looks good. Beer in the glass zippy, small head. Starts milder than exspected, malty-spicy, not very dry. More and more grasy with mild sourish notes. Finish well balanced. Too mild for a festbier, but still not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonb5 (406) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2355) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
knutole (75) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
aroma: hay, malty, bread, caramel appearance: foam doesn’t last long, amber colour, good carbonisation taste: toffee, bread, grassy, hop notes

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4435) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teddybeer (2472) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 3, 2014
[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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (2537) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Clear darker yellow with lasting white foam head. Aroma is good German beer, so is taste. Smooth, not too bitter, little sweetness. (Velp 201312)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
papalion (3) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2013 does not count
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 :)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (4982) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2013
Recht kernig, jedoch auch wässrig für ein festbierchen. Perlt schön, scheint jedoch dünn an Aromen. Leicht trinkbar, gut süffig

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (4991) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber colour with low steady head and medium body. Nose of hops. Taste of medium bitter hops, green grains, low malt, grass, straw and torf. Easy and nice to drink, solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4451) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, white head. Minimally spicy caramel malt aroma with a touch of hay. Taste is minimally sweet caramel malty with a spicy touch of hay, dry, slightly grassy hoppy overtones. Not too bad and definitely more a Märzen than a Dortmunder.

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