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Brewed by Löwenbräu Buttenheim
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Buttenheim, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Bottle @ the Keller in Buttenheim. Hazy, light brown appearance with a tan head. Soapy/floral hoppy, herbal, light woody aroma. Soapy, herbal, bitter, potpourri, light toasty flavor. Pass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Draught at GBBF 2011. Golden color. Sweet very honeyish and nectar like maltiness with pale bread crust. Nice fresh maltiness, very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (9819) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle. Blonde. Bready grassy aroma and flavor. Full bodied. Well balanced, not too sweet and pleasant to drink. Soft grassy aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5545) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2011
En fût. Bock de 1 litre, partagée avec des amis, dégusté au AnnaFest 2011 (Forcheim, Allemagne). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales et caramel. Apparence: La couleur est dorée foncée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales avec une pointe de caramel et d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’amertume d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #3822)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2011
Deep golden colour, small white head. Aroma is sweet malts with some mild toffee and quite grassy notes as well. Flavour is malts, some grass, mild toffee as well as some slight dry wooden notes as well. Wellbalanced and rich malty body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (5894) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
Gravity at GBBF 2011, 3rd day. Deep gold—closing in on amber. Huge malt aroma with vanilla, dry grass. Malty, rich mereal flavor, grassy hops, gr4eat soft body, low carbonation. Lovely, sweet, but with peppery finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
My Bottom Line :
This festbier’s herbal, peppery subtleties are met by doughy cereals in this drinkable but perhaps too plump of a lager.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam slowly sinks into the krug.
-Malts don’t offer many polished flavors, which seemed to be the case in most Annafestbiers.
-The soft effervescence works well with the full body, but drinkability is inevitably low due to that same fullness.
-I thought none of the Annafestbiers were as good as the breweries’ staple beers. Löwenbräu Buttenheim is a good example; their Ungespundetes and Vollbier Hell are both splendid and full of personality while their Annafestbier was just another Annafestbier.

On tap at Annafest.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Clear light medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, hay, cereal, moderate hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100819]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle @ Brewery, Buttenheim. Waaauw. This is off the chain. Ceramic mug. Large foam. Crisp, fruity, floral, malty, hoppy. Very smooth... Sooo drinkable. Dope

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2010
On tap at Brauerei Witzgall, Schlammersdorf, during Fin and Loz’s cycle ride around villages to the South and South East of Bamberg, Germany 19-06-10 Had this as Lowenbrau Anna Festbier. This beer smells quite sweet, marzipan and toffee. Taste is bitter toffee, its a little chewy and bittersweet. A6 A3 F7 P3 Ov13 3.2


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