Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, fruit, some hints of molasses. Tastes of pepper, spice, some hints of caramel and a nice dry wildflower/citrus taste as the beer warms.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap as guest beer at Legends in Richmond VA: Copper hue with a small frothy off-white head and fair lace. Vice nice aroma with hints of cookie dough, roasted malt, hazelnut, a touch of caramel, plum and orange fruits, and some spice. Sweet and lighty bitter taste initally with some fruitiness as well. The finish was crisp and bitter. Light to medium-bodied with a clean and lively mouthfeel. Very nice version of a fest beer. I enjoyed this one a lot, a break form the same old Octoberfest offerings.
Braudog (5345) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. Deep amber with an excellent toffee head. Nice caramel-malt aroma followed closely by a superbly authentic caramel (but subtle) malt beer. Well-done O-fest style beer. Don't know what the other raters tried...this is excellent.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy orange copper color with a small off white head and very light lacing on the glass. Sweet and malty, nutty aroma. Taste also was sweet malt, more caramel and nuts, and light carbonation.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What is a Festbier anyway? It is certainly not an Octoberfest nor a Marzen or Vienna Style, Itís just a Lager, nothing really special about it. Nice malty aroma with a slight bitter dryness too it. Not as smooth as some other good lagers.
TheBeerGod (4901) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish-orange pour. Small white head. Nose is malty and yeasty with some berry notes. Fair amount of fruit in the nose. Taste is also fruity and malty. Light spicy hops, berries, caramel and sweet malts. Yeast notes present themselves here too. Iíve started thinking that Weeping Radish beers are a lot like Legend, in the sense that they may have their own "house flavor" due to the yeast they use. It may be off-putting to some. Body is light-medium with very soft carbonation. Sort of slick and easy drinking. Ends with more malts, berry flavors and yeast with some caramel. Different but tasty!
Suttree (4733) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark copper, kahki head. Bready, yeasty aroma. Nice and full bodied. Salty, veggie (califlower?) flavor. decent finish, but the veggie flavor dominates. can't recommend.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Clear amber-copper, frother moderately stable head...lightly spiced corn-sweet nose is fairly vapid...bit of floral character and a touch of woodiness in the caramel-laden, light and effervescent body...dull but drinkable, doesnít seem close to a Vienna to me.
jgb9348 (4274) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2003
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Colour is a very rich amber with a thick light tan head. Large malt aroma with some hints of spice lingering in the background. Thin bodied, almost like water with almost no taste. Some malt is evident later on in the taste, but almost no hops are present. Not even close to the style on this one, and a big disapointment. From the colour and the smell I figured I'd at least be able to drink this beer...but this is pretty bad! I got this twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in Manassas, Virginia, but I'd suggest you not to do the same.
emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2009 Got this in a bottle just to do a rerate. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a thin fizzy head. The nose is fruity, rotten, infected almost for sure. Flavor is infected. This beer is infected.