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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dudeabides63 (3) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Aroma is a bit stale -- but it has been in the closet for a month or so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Sampler from the flight of beers at the Washington, D.C. location. Fresh and malty with an unfiltered taste throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (6334) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
On tap at Gordon Biersch in Taipei. Clear amber with a white head. On the sweet side with malt, caramel, some dried fruit. Low bitterness and with a medium body. An ok one

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Draft pours clear deep copper with a one finger white head. Looks nice. The aroma is standard caramel and grain. The flavor is mildly sweet with a touch of bitter on the finish and includes a hint of diacetyl. Medium body with an average festbier feel. Oh well, it’s a tick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5510) - 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 (1025) - 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 (1033) - 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 (1471) - Göteborg, 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 (5928) - 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 (7885) - 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 (346) - 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.

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