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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This is the beer that they serve only at Oktoberfest. It is NOT sold in North America. It is a much lighter beer than the common Oktoberfest-Marzen.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WisconsinBeer (707) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. ’Festbier’ Limited Edition with swingtop cap. Pours a light orange yellow color with a quickly diminishing head. Flavor profile is light straw and a bit of breadiness, just a little in the way of sweetness from the malts. Body is light, carbonation is medium. Hop finish is clean and grass like, slightly metallic from the Hallertau. It’s too bad this is like $5 per bottle, I could easily drink this in large quantities. Overall solid.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6901) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle, shared with my wife over smokey ham and white bean soup. Medium gold with an airy, bubbly white head that retains beautifully. Crisp, with grains and fresh hay and fruity nuances. Ends with a bitter note. We both liked it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (2655) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
500ml brown swing top. As "Festbier", Limited Edition label. Clear yellow brew, fat white cap. Nose has straw and grain. Taste has some sweet malts, straw, light grassy tones. Low bitterness. Hay int he fade out. Lightish, drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HourGlass13 (80) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours a nice clean clear dark brown color with a large, frothy even creamy white head. Aroma is malty, grain, toasted, somewhat herbal. More on the sweet and not too bitter with a very slight bite. Enjoyable easy drinker.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Saeglopur (375) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - OCT 1, 2014
Draught at Oktoberfest, Munich. Dark golden, clear body, with a big, creamy, white head. Aroma and taste of grains, grass, honey, bread, some herbs. Mouthfeel is light, slick, with a lively carbonation and it finishes medium bitter, with grass, herbs and honey. OK. Slightly above average Märzen beer, nothing special, quite fresh and crisp.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbtallguy (136) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
In glas van 1 liter op het oktoberfest. Geel van kleur met een matige schuimkop. Drinkt erg makkelijk weg met een licht hoppige nasmaak.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 4/20
sbron (228) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
1ltr on oktoberfest München. Golden colour. White head. First impression : watery, bubbles, little bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhammaren (1104) - FINLAND - SEP 25, 2014
.3l bottle @Harry’s Pours clear copper with low head. Aroma is malts, grass, some sweet. Flavor is mostly same + hops. Easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4257) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Until they change the commercial description, this beer *is* sold in the USA. Just bought it down at the local provisioner. Nice latching bottle, good label. Bright blonde beer with a fluffy, white oatmeal head. Sweet cereal aroma. Lifeless, stale oaty-cereal flavor - lightly sweet and next-to-no bittering. Oaty aftertaste with a husky-bitter thing as well. Medium body. Loses carbonation. Meh. Market Square Liquors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1180) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pour is golden amber color with an average dissipating white head. Typical octoberfest smell of bread, hay, cereal, and caramel malts. Flavor matches the aroma. Simple but well executed beer. Clean finish. Decent.


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