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Hirter Festbock

Brewed by Brauerei Hirt
Style: Heller Bock
Hirt, Austria
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Eine Bierspezialität der Privatbrauerei Hirt mit jahhundertalter Tradition. Besondere Reintönigkeit in Farbe un Geruch durch überlange Lagerzeit. Im Antrunk extrem süffig und eher lieblich - im Abgang harmonisch zartbitter. Hirter Festbock ist ein völlig naturbelassen gebrautes Bier. Nich pasteurisiert!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
16erBlech (117) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 17, 2015
0,33l bottle out of Bockbeer Box. Too sweet. Should be better balanced...... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cuso (5189) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle fro Billa. Golden color with small white head. Sweet malty aroma with honey. Taste, sweet malt, red fruit syrup, honey, alcohol. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maakun (895) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2014
Clear straw with small white head. Yeast, rabbit droppings, malt, light fruitiness. Quite sweet. Medium bodied. Not very good...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cyrildance (2) - - DEC 1, 2013 does not count
Unusally fresh approach for a traditional Bock beer. Cystal clear, fine peony hops,visually impressive crown with limited stability. a good start for Advent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cristobal37 (280) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
After sampling a few good Austrian bocks this one is the weakest, blandest, most forgettable of the bunch. I’ve heard good things about Hirter, but their festbock is flat, empty, and abandons your palate faster than a bat outta hell. Pass!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nicholasjones (3) - ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013 does not count
I got the chance to try this in vienna. A lovely beer. But quite strong. So dont have too many!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
? Bottled, 200713. Golden with white head. Aroma of malt. Flavour with some alcohol too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kita (1227) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottled, 0.33l, courtesy of CanCrusher. Clear deep golden color with thin white head and lively visible carbonation. Aroma of grainy malt, caramel, grassy hops and dried fruits. Taste starts sweet malty, then followed very nutty and very harsh, but somehow appealing bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit spicy and alcoholic, while aftertaste is strong and long bitter. Medium body, thick texture and fizzy carbonation in palate. Very interesting and pleasant taste...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daniele (5874) - ITALY - APR 1, 2013
Oro buona schiuna un po grossolana media persistenza naso maltato lieve etilico con una leggera nota fruttataabbastanza riscaldate buon malto amaro medio rbaceo

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CanCrusher (678) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle 0,33L. Clear, golden yellow colour, with frothy white head. Aroma is mostly on the malty side: bread, grain, cereals plus some grassy hops and some light yeasts. Initial flavor starts at the sweet side goes through moderate bitter into a heavy bitter finish flavor. I get some sweety mouthfeel after a while, alcohol taste is present, too. Medium bodied with watery to oily texture and lively carbonation.

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