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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5243) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Tap, Seattle. Pours a slightly hazy orange body with a small fizzy white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is slightly sweet and toasty malt with a little huskiness. A bit grainy smelling. The flavor is pretty decent, sweet toasted and caramel malt with light bitterness on the finish. Light bodied with soft gentle carbonation and a little lingering huskiness. Not the smoothest or best lagered Oktoberfest, but it’s possible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
magsinva (923) - Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Tap @ Gordon Biersch Tysons Corner - Malty, mild bitterness in a clear Amber package. Overall, drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomciccateri (1027) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 18, 2014
on draught at Atlanta Midtown location. unfiltered. bright gold color, dense, with big bubbles and a slight head. subtle malty aroma . full mouthfeel. rich malty flavor balance with underlyong mellow hop bitter ness. Even dry/sweet overall nslance, Clean and effervesce nt. comes scrosd as very fresh (live). nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ramboraffe (836) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
On tap at Gordon Biersch, Atlanta. Hazy golden with white head. Smell is sweet malty and hay hoppy finish. Taste is balanced sweet caramel malty and bitter dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2014
On tap at GB Columbus on 10/1/14 before the Blue Jackets game. Clear amber color with a thick beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, bread and noble hops. Malt and sweet caramel flavor with some breadiness and lager yeast before a noble hop finish. Very well done o-fest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"decent balance between toffeeish malt and grassy hops on the nose. body is thin, which effects thte flavor a little. a little sweeter and breadier than the nose. overall, an ok beer."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
theOptimator (300) - 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 (3740) - 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 (1301) - 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 (2612) - 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.

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