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RATINGS: 594   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerdedone (2567) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours a hazy yellow with a small off-white head. Sweet grainy aroma of pale malts and floral hops. Flavor is malty with light caramel, bread, and notes of lemon grass with a dry finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2007
One sniff and the skunk was obvious. Pale straw color with a big bubbled white head. Bubblegum, corn, almost spoiled lemon rind, all roiling under the beer. And I just bought this bottle...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Eh... just a so so beer overall. Not much at all to the aroma - some fruity notes, but not much that was very noteworthy. Flavor was pretty bland. There are better Weihen brews out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2007
500ml. pale golden color pours cleanly with a solid white head. fruity apricot nose. lots of grain and aromatic german hops. medium to thin body with good hop bitterness. tastes like saaz, kinda musty, but also like hallertau, with some punchy lemon. over all not balanced or very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Sampled at the Odds and Ends Tasting II on 10/19/07: This beer is a clear straw color with a thin white head that burns off quickly. Spotty lacing. Sweet malt and fruit in the nose, and a touch skunky. Light-bodied with a fruity character along with light grain and hops flavors. The finish is short and leaves a bready malt aftertaste. So-so overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 25, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2009 In the bottle at the Hy Vee Oktoberfest beer tasting 2008. Pours pale yellow with a thin white head. This must be the lightest looking festbier that I’ve ever seen come out of Germany. At first, the aroma seems ever so slightly photosynsitized, but this fades fast so it is not to annoying. Otherwise, has that German grainy, straw-like aroma. Has a yeasty and sweet pils-like flavor. This is really quite delicious. I could blast these all day long at a festival. Thus, I suppose it serves its purpose well. UPDATE 10/2008: In the bottle from Cyclone Liquors. Surprisingly cloudy and unfiltered. Dense straw gold with a large off white head that has nutmeg-looking dark yeast colonies afloat. The flavor seems to lie somewhere between a hefe and a pils. Good, but I was expecting more. The long bitter aftertaste lingers on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3285) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 24, 2007
16.9 ounce bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas, CA. Well, damn, I was expecting some sorta marzen! Sweet, fruity, berry-like phenolic aroma. Perhaps some apples or acetaldehyde, too. Grainy, fermented corn-like aroma. Rather aromatic with a light breadiness. I don’t know. this doesnt smell as bad as my first impression had it. Transparent yellow-golden color with a small-ish white head and adequate lacing. Sweet, fruity, flavors, giving way to some cereal-like maltiness with some lemon, citrus flavors later. Finishes with a pleasant, herbal, spicy, lightly bitter hop finish. Refreshing and flavorful. A good effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2007
(12oz bottle) Clear straw body topped by medium white head that mostly diminishes and reveals nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread/cereal, some grassy, honey. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, grassy, some honey, herbal. Light-medium body, light stickiness, acidity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Pours a golden color with a white head. Aroma is of slight toasted malts, floral hops, and some grassiness. Flavor is mostly grass and floral hops with a dry finish. It’s alright but certainly nothing amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iswain1914 (19) - USA - OCT 18, 2007
33?!?!?! A rating of 33 ?!?!?@! What the fuck is wrong with you twits?!?! You could be handed practically anything european (and exceptional) and be unimpressed? (UNLESS IT WAS FROM COLORADO, CALIFORNIA, OR maybe, just maybe belgium...) Fuck you all. This is an exemlplary brew from an exemplary brewery. AND NO!!!! It’s not supposed to be a maerzen!!!!!!

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