MiP (14442) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 5.4%as Festbier. Cloudy amber colour, almost muddy. Big stable tan head. Good malty flavour with a hint of acid to balance. A little paper in the finish. Hint of spicy hops in the flavour.
argo0 (12038) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(500ml, labeled Wies-N-Marzen) Small off-white head atop a faintly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, apple juice, caramel, light earthy. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, apple, some orange, light earthy. Watery light-medium body. I have enjoyed the other Wolnzacher beers, but this one was fairly disappointing.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Comes as Festbier. Thank you Masn/G2B.dk! It’s a hazy, orange-golden beer with a weak head. The aroma has notes of malt, citrus and a light sourness. The flavour is rather citrussy with notes of malt, apple and a light sweetness. Not too much "Fest" in this one :)
pivnizub (9201) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (Dank an Jonas !) Slightly hazy, light amber coloured, small, quite unstable off-white head; moderate fruity-estery-worty nose with a touch of toasted malt; mild sweetish-bitter flavour, medium bodied, a bit sticky; malty, a bit "green" and fruity in the finish. Not the best beer You can find in Bavaria......
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - FEB 23, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle, with greetings to Jonas ;-) Hazy, amber colour with a mid-sized, unstable foamy light-beige head. Yeasty, toast-malty, slightly worty aroma with strong fruity notes of red berries, whis evokes also a slightly sour impression. Light-sweet, minimal-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a lively carbonated mouthfeel. Toast-malty, slightly unripe taste with fruity esters; sweetish malty finish with a shy bitterness. Not particularly rounded beer with a discontenting maturation.
Quack-Duck (8434) - Down South, GERMANY - APR 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
the very last bottle of Festbier, bought at the brewery shop. Hazy amber-brown colour, large beige head. Malty nose. Full-bodied, intensive malt flavours with hints of roasted malts, raisins and prunes. A delicious brew!
JorisPPattyn (8393) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Red, bit foxy beer, slight haze, with about no head left. Very strange nose, plywood, berries extract, medicinal. Awful, in fact. Very fast disappearing, short sweetish-sourish-fruity flavour. End a bit burning, but generally very lame. Slick, not even medium bodied. A bit old? It’s still before its given BBD. Anyway, not something I’d finish. All the same, thanks, Joss!
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, picked up rather oddly at prague alefest 2012. murky copper with a splotchy head; fizzy, some bready malts, caramel and a tinny bitter finish - a standard combination but executed with finesse
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a thick hazy light copper with a thin white head. Bubbles behaved exactly as JPDIPSO described. Sour caramel malt aroma has a touch of noble hops. Body was very acidic at colder temperatures, but got better as it warmed. Sweet crisp body has grainy malt flavors and a dry hoppiness, with a light tartness throughout. I'm not sure if the sourness is supposed to be there or not, but otherwise a decent Oktoberfest.
Ernest (6698) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light amber, dense tiny/small particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted light bread, caramel, cookie), heavily hoppy (flowers, herbs), with strong notes of orange, apricot, honey, and peach. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, lightly acidic. Medium body, watery (almost creamy) texture, lively carbonation. I’ve had this a number of times since I first rated it over two months ago, and there is just no pussy-footing around about the aroma. It is absolutely stunning...even in a wide mouthed mug, it still blows my nose away with honeysuckle and toasted bread and all sorts of fruits. And then of course there’s the flavor balance...and the amazing appearance. There is virtually no hope of finding anything better in this style. The definition of ’luscious’. I just hope I bought enough to last until next October.