Columbus Festbier Lager
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
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An Oktoberfest Style Lager

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3338) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Draft pour. Pours a translucent copper with a white head of foam. Aroma is a little spicy and cake-like. Carrot cake. Doughy and spice taste. Lighter body and subtle carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Festbier pours medium copper hazy with a half inch thick head of white bubbles. Nose is medium malt with just a hint of caramel. Taste is medium malty, just a bit weaker or more watery than expected. Body is smooth and thin. Finish is just a bit of warming good bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11350) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Tap sample at CMF 2012.. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Pint at CBC. Clear amber to copper pour with a thin tan head. Malty and caramelly nose with light fruit and some hop. Malty and nutty flavor with some caramel and roast before a bitter hop finish. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniellunsford (105) - - SEP 6, 2012
Pours a rich copper with a fluffy 2 finger head. Musty funk, tangy yeast on the nose. Chocolate, metallic, german hops, and enough sweet malt to balance out the whole package.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3613) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Amber color with a white head that shrank to a lasting whisp. Light sweet malty nose. Flavors of caramel, dried malt and bread crust. A little hop kick at the end. Very nice with my lunch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2459) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Medium amber, good head dissolves to edge quickly. Light lace. Understated, but nicely done. Bright, sweet, spicy caramel malt. This is "Lite Octoberfest" in the best sense of that term. It seemed thin at first, but quickly filled in to be a solid session choice. Well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Draft at yellow brick pizza. Pours brown with a thin white head. Not much on the nose. There’s a slight smoothness to the mouthfeel with a hint of caramel. Clean finisher. Solid but not spectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Clean crisp aromas. Pours dark amber with a small white head. Tea flavors. Overall an average fest beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8895) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 09/09/2011. The beer is a clear dark orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt and mild hops. Light to medium body with a sweet malt and caramel flavor balanced by a light hoppy note. The finish is malty with a butterscotch/caramel aftertaste. Decent overall.

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