JoeinDahlem (1440) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bright red-tinted gold, with some wispy foam seeping up out of full body and low carbonation. Sweeitsh, nutty-malt smell edged with caramel and hint of zest. Rich, nutty, malty sweetness met by a pretty firm and welcome bitterness, some orange-fruit flavor in there too. Really a lovely, full-flavored, bittersweet lagerbier.
TAR (2650) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at keller: Pleasant aroma of lemony Spalter, toasted hay, flowers, and a touch of mineral. Soft and snug carbonation. Initially snappy with light minerals coupled with a crisply defined punch of nutty toffee-kissed Munich malt fused with haylike pils. Vague kiss of woody Spalt pokes through, as does a hint of licorice. Fruity esters offer dense slickness while the minerals and light tastiness delicately scratch at the tongue. Quiet lemony oiliness accentuates the nicely layered malt. Well-integrated maltcentric finish features toasted bread and a bouncy fusion of pecan and honeyed hay. Perhaps a bit straightforward, but it’s mostly clean and exhibits proper balance.
kevnic2008 (11066) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As Eichhorn Anna-Festbier Pours a deep golden color. Malty aroma, bready, some toffee, minimal cardboard. Medium body. Well-rounded mouthfeel, nice balance.
tiong (6253) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Gallows Bird Oktoberfest 2015, Espoo, Finland
Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of malts, hints of caramel and grass. Taste is malty, smooth and slightly sweetish with hints of diacetyl. Finish is sweetish and malty. Decent.
FatPhil (13255) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Oktoberfest 2015)
Latvian aroma, some sweetish milkiness, probably some lactobacillus starting to wake up. Gold, brief head. Watery palate, cold, biting carbonation. Pleasant woodiness, but pretty boring. Hints of diacetyl. Meh, I’m not a lagerboy and can’t get excited by this.
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy bitter flavor with grassy hints. Has a fruity malty grainy bitter finish.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle from landbierparadies. clear golden with a fluffy head; aroma of tinned peaches, grass; light bitterness, slightly syruppy; okayish
Russo (2010) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - APR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I've been at brewery and the fest bier offered to me was golden color with a nice white head that kept a nice lacing for while. Aroma is sweet malt. Flavor is like aroma, more sweetness and light bitterness. Low carbonation with light to medium body and light bitter finish. Good one
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Erzengel (7384) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Rated as "Anna-Festbier". Die Farbe ist Dunkelgold mit angenehm süßlicher Note. Der Hauptteil wird etwas herber, dabei angenehm amalzig mit ganz leicht herb. Der Nachgeschmack ist langanhaltend, malzig-süßlich mit leicht herber Note.
→ Nettes Festbier, aber nichts Besonderes! Danke an wastl! 8/11/9/8
3fourths (9055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2014 November 2013, bottle: Highly effervescent pour, clear honey gold color with a fine white head which doesn’t seem to want to stick around. Bananas, mineral water / calcium carbonate, apples, solvent, drywall and lactose aroma. Obvious infection. Sweet, light bodied, DMS-heavy, pasty. Cosmetics and foul fruit and cinder block dust. Bad shape for a fresh bottle.
August 2014, draft at Eichhorn @ Kellerwald, Forchheim as Annafestbier.
Gold and clear. Little metallic / stoneware flavor. Sweet clean pilsner malt profile. Quenching acid, minimal hop profile decent, overall balanced between sweet and hoppy / bitter. Clean, simple.Long bitter herb-lemon finish, but hop profile in the nose is more subtle.