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Bürgerbräu Wolnzacher Festbier
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Brewed by Bürgerbräu Wolnzach
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Wolnzach, Germany

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Oktoberfest usually aren't style, but this is a very good one, light, malty and balanced. It one of the best of the Marzen style that I've ever had. Cheers Ecrvich and Many Thanks

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle (label reading Festbier) - Clear light amber body, not lasting yellowish head; Quite simple malty sugary honey nose; Light thin body, simple bitter sweet; Some length in a malty bitter finish, simple honey sweet sugary flower aroma. Not really interesting and no really well composed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Doughy malt aroma. Clear clean appearance with a nice tight head. Plenty of lacing. Very clean tasting with just the right amount of malty sweetness. Finishes off with a good dry hop flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quinten (1043) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2008
At an trinkgut in koln germany 500ml bottle, heazy amber/golden, full head no lasting head, full flavor one, with hinds of fruits, spices, caramel, vanilla, very nice balance, ready fore the next one!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2002
Fairly light color for an O-fest, with a big white head with a malty yet perfumy nose (the Hallertau is definitely a common characteristic of the three Wolnzacher brews I’ve tried). Unusually complex for the style, with superb balance. I’ve been disappointed with O-fests lately, and this is one outstanding exception to the trend.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2002
Unusually hoppy for this style. This reminds me of what Victory Lager would be like if it were an Octoberfest beer. The nose is strong Hallertauer. The malt contains, I believe, less of the roasted character that you find with most Maerzens. Instead, this one relies upon hops for structure, which join up with the malt very nicely toward the end. The finish is extremely long and dry. A great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Wonderful noble hop aroma. Lovely apperance in the glass. Great head and lace. The beer is medium bodied with a nice toasty malt complexity. Well made and great. Just enough hops.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2002
(re-rate) Golden colored, dense 1/2 inch head and decent lace. Nose of caramel, toast, perfume, sugary malt and others. Medium bodied, smooth with loads of flavor. Toasted caramel, honey, nuts, elegant malt up the wazoo with a nice load of hallertau’s to balance. Fairly crisp, a bit dry in finish with mineral notes poking through here and there. An absolutley delicious oktoberfest. The best I ever had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2002
This festbier has a nice balance hoppy with a dry finish a real good seasonal

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2005
Sampled in a half liter bottle. Pours a mahagonny gold color with a lot of carbonation. The carbonation was a little overdone for my taste. Smelled like malts, apple and citrus. The citrus is also present in the taste. It outdoes the maltiness that I would expect from an Oktoberfest. This was pretty good, but not my favorite style.


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