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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouthfeel and lots of flavor. Prost!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (4113) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Bottle from K&L Redwood City. Meh, this is the first from this brewery that I’ve found to be rather unexciting. Pours a very clear pale golden color with a dissipating white head. Aroma is caramel and pale malt, rather muted but pleasant. Flavor is again pleasant but not very exciting, with pilsner malt, caramel, and just a touch of herbal hops. No roast to speak of, which I expect some of from this style. Palate is very light and crisp, refreshing but uninspiring. Drinkability is high, but water is really drinkable too. Overall this is around average for the style.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
halfonit (1319) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Clear pale yellow color. Aroma is a skunked, malt and hop scent. Taste is a little bitter/skunked. Flavors are mainly malts and hops. Has a bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
bottle. pours a clear yellow with a medium white head that dissapates quickly. notes of czech hops, Herbs, and earth. I don’t know. This went down quite easily. Very crisp and refreshing. Would drink this again. A good session beer.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2009
Draught at Mallaskukko. Very pale golden, tight white head leaving dishwashing lace. Pretty sweet nose with little white bread, sawdust, pear and mint. Hints of alchohol in there too, clean and mild. Flavor has mild herbal notes, minerals, clean maltiness, pale and ESL-like. Strong and coarse carbonation, but the reasonably malty body covers some of that. I like ’em more toasty and caramelly, like the Ayinger Fest-Märzen, but this still drinks pretty easy.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Bottle: Pours a clear color with a light white head. The nose is lightly fruity with some crisp pilsner malts and light nuttiness along with a fruity yeast thing. The flavor is a little thin with alcohol and fruity biscuit malts playing mostly. The finish is brief and crisp, easy drinking oktoberfest but needs a little more in the malt department to remain entertaining.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - OCT 17, 2009
12oz. brown bottle served in a pilsner glass. Poured a clear pale straw color with a couple of fingers of white head. Light bodied, plenty of carbonation. Noble hop aroma with some malt. A hint of corn. Crisp and dry with a good noble hop snap to it. Some malty sweetness. Very drinkable. From the name festbier, I was expecting and hoping for a Marzen styled beer. This is a decent enough helles.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1507) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Eh. It’s very light for an oktoberfest. It did have a nice sweet flavor, but not at all what I’m looking for when I look for a fest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6722) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Clear golden color with a viscous white head. Spicy grassy hop aroma with sweet pale malt. Smooth light/medium body with light carbonation. Sweet lagered pale malt flavors with a lightly bitter finish. easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Clear gold pour with a thin white head. Sweet malt aroma with a good amount of yeast and some spice. Crisp flavor with a bit of sweetness with some spice and a hint of grape.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2009
A nice, lightly hoppy, very pilsner influenced oktoberfest, with a nice golden color, white head, and slightly spicy aroma.


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