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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   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (4215) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2005 I think this was last year’s bottle (2003). Pours a light copper, minimal cloudiness, but obviously not highly filtered. Good white head. Smells of light grains, hint of metal and a touch of lightly fragrant hops. Flavor is well-balanced, mostly dry though, with some good malt balancing out the dryness and hops. Nothing terribly exciting going on. Some honey and a dry nut-toffee like flavor on the finish. Well-made. 5/4/6/3/12

Rerate Same bottling as before. Much better than I recall, with a much hazier look to it. This stuff resembled split pea soup. Green, brown and copper all swirled about, with so much sediment it dosen’t look like beer. Honey sweet malt in the aroma, with yeast notes, vanilla?, and some metal. Flavors of caramel and vanilla ice cream up front, very sweet and creamy, with orange blossoms and a bit of tart yeast notes as it passes down the throat. Lightly sour/bitter hops, a bit oily in texture towards the end, with some sweetness resumed. Hmm, everyone else loved this, so I’m glad for that, but it still dosen’t do that much for me. 7/5/7/4/15

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (3945) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Tap at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Fruits, sweetness and malts. Too sweet but nice fruitiness.Hints of sourness too.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Wonderful aroma, malty, honey and wheat. Nice fruitiness to the hops and orange peel. Off-white frothy head atop cloudy light apple cider beer. Medium-low carb, medium body with a little chewiness. Nice sweetness to the beer - well rounded balance of malts and hops. Light, sweet nutty finish and after. Orange and honey. Great taste. This is a very good Oktoberfest beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3488) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Frothy, lasting head; beautiful orange hue seems to glow from within. Tasty bottle-conditioned-poo droplets. Aromatic bouguet is of fresh yeast and bitter orange. Very clean and easy to quaff. Rich, chalky bitterness is rewarding in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2004
A very impressive lager. Has that classic Burgerbrau character, with a surprisingly light yet creamy body. This reminded me quite a bit of their Helles (with more malt) and of Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold. Poured hazy light orange with just a few bubbles. Lemony aroma with hints of caramel and spicy hops. Very nice flavor- sweet, fruity (lemon) with caramel and biscuit, finishing with earthy hops. The flavors combine to taste like cookie dough. Not as densely caramely or toasty as many other Oktoberfests, this beer is closer to a Dortmunder but darker with more malt character. We have a winner!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 10, 2002
Everyone loves this beer, but I can’t quite see what everyone enjoys so much about this Marzen. It’s somewhat complex, but the crispness is off-putting and I favor the Gordon Biersch Okto and even the much-maligned Widmer over this concoction.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2003
My father turned me onto this one a while back. I must say I was really impressed. This went down so easily. Great to pour and has a nice amber glow to it.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2004
06.28.04 500ml bottle. This had an unusual pour and right off the bat I thought I might have bought a bad bottle. The beer is a yellowish gold and is essentially flat looking with so few bubbles I could count them. There is barely any head. So far, not what I’d expect from a festbier. The aromas are sour on top of some lemon and honey, not too appealing, honestly. The beer redeems itself somewhat in flavor by not being as off-putting as the appearance and aroma. Very raw grain flavors with a grassy bite. Quite malty and mild, but not really sweet, a bit on the bland side. The body is thick and soft; where’s the carbonation? Overall, not a great experience.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2633) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2012
Sold and bottled now as Adventsbier. 0,5 l bottle. BB 10. Apr 2013 caramel, nuts, roasty, woody, vanilla, Light Brown color, cloudy, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2631) - GERMANY - FEB 21, 2005
A nice spice, grainy, lager nose. Pale gold color and a tight white head. Full honey-ish malt body with a fair amount of hops that form a broad bitter across the mouth. Not a fabulous Oktoberfest, but classy, clean and straightforward.


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