Bürgerbräu Wolnzacher Festbier
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Formerly brewed at Bürgerbräu Wolnzach
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Wolnzach, Germany


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2009
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2005
(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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
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 :)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (10184) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 27, 2007
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......

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JorisPPattyn (9531) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2007
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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MoritzF (9448) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2007
(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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (9164) - Down South, GERMANY - APR 10, 2009
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 12, 2013
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernest (7363) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2002
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2003
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.

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