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Icicle Freund Festbier


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A “Märzen” style amber lager, featuring a medium body, and clean, balanced flavor, with rich toasted malt aroma. Our Festbier’s initial malty sweetness finishes out superbly smooth. Over 500 years ago, the Bavarians began brewing Märzen lager beer throughout the winter, ending in March, to later be consumed at Oktoberfest. This smooth, malty beer will beg you to have another. Served in a German crafted Maximilian .4L tankard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, malt, sugar, sweet malt, light hay. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120515]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (26145) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle at pinball. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hay and bread. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and bread. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle at Pinball’s - Thanks. Clear golden/amber - white head. Bread, wet dog, light rotten dog, light sweetness, hay, straw, light hoppy, caramel, light roasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34634) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, malt, and metal, leading a dry finish. Thanks pinball for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Roasted malty and caramelish. Light breadish toasted. Bitter, roasted malty and caramelish. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
clear orange, small white head. aroma is : honey, sweet ,malts, flowers, quite sweet and honeyish, also mild light brown caramel.flavor is caramel, malts, not much hops, caramelly and malty brew, yet still fresh and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours an almost clear amber with an off-white head. Sweet clean malty nose. Medium body, a little caramel and metal with a dry and hoppy finish. Clean. 150512

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Draft at brewery: Not a bad Oktoberfest, but definitely not my favorite Icicle beer. Murky amber hue wasn’t ideal (in their defense, they just changed the keg, so perhaps that had something to do with it). Smooth texture was nice. As expected with the style, hops were restrained, but I still yearned for more. Malt side was a little rough around the edges, particularly the scorched-caramel note. Lesser hints of chocolate-covered toffee and nuts gave it some depth, but then I became distracted by the syrupy sweetness at the beer’s core. Overall, if it just had less burnt qualities, and more bitterness to balance out the sweetness, it’d be a much more solid festbier.

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