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Gordon Biersch’s Festbier is the style of beer most commonly served during the modern day Oktoberfest celebration. It a full bodied, rich, moderately hopped, bronze lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
theOptimator (284) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Aroma is bready malt forward. Appearance is golden copper crystal clear with small off white head that dissipates quickly. Taste is big rich bready malt forward. Hop bitterness balances malt nicely. Pleasant spicy herbal aroma hopping in background. Palate is medium plus and crisp. Sweet malt and crisp hop bitterness linger with a hint of what I would describe as saltiness. Overall an excellent beer. Huge malt flavor without being sweet. Hops balance things out just right bitterness wise and aroma hopping is nice in the background. Other than the saltiness lingering in the palate I wouldn’t change much with this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3241) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
12 oz. bottle dated 7/2/14. It pours a nice bright gold color with an off white head. The aroma is clean and malty with a balanced spicy, lightly floral noble hop character. The flavor is rather full bodied for the gravity with more dry but dense maltiness. Spicy, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. A perfectly serviceable Oktoberfest. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1075) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Sweet toffee malts with some noble hops. A good example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (2355) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Pours copper/yellow with a moderate pillowy white top. Aroma is light caramel and grains. Taste is a nice balance with cereal grains and a light noble hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2261) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
12/16/2010. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Sweet caramel aromas with light fruit, honey. Caramel flavors, bread and light hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdInSaltLake (639) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Sweet, caramel, herbal/fruity aroma. Flavor is sweet at first, followed by caramel. Similar herbal/fruity character in flavor, and moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
On tap, orange colored pour with nice frothy head, crisp fruity clove and malt caramel aroma and flavors, nice Octoberfest

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beertholomeus (785) - California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Pours a clear copper color with white head. Malt, caramel and spice aroma. Malt, toffee, slight hop and spice flavors. Medium light body and a spiced malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rob02190 (24) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Amber lager, tastes more like a pumpkin spice beer with strong hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Not bad overall but slightly flat. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerViking (2467) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2013
Tap at GB in Broomfield, pale amber, a little hazy, toast on the nose, nice example of the style, toasty but also a little dusty and spicy.

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