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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
agl108 (935) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2008
On draft at Flat Rock Saloon. Poured clear with a skim of head. Looked like some typical beat ass pilsner. Astringent bug spray finish. Really not worth drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DietPepsican (1546) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - SEP 12, 2008
pours gold with a small white head. Cereal grain and apple aroma. Similar flavor, some grassy hops and earth. Mildly sweet finish...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (5457) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2008
(Draught at St Urho’s Pub, Helsinki, on 2008-09-11) Pale golden. Clear. Small quickly disappearing white head. Some grass and malts in nose. Medium bodied fresh palate with lot of carbonation. Sweetness, malts, hint of grass and bitterness in taste. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dmac (4849) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2008
12 oz bottle from EZ Liquors. Pours looking like a standard macro, clear pale golden yellow body with bubbly carbonation and an average size frothy foamy bright white head. Aroma of grains, sweet dough, dust, lemons and old cellar. Thin watery bodied with average to strong carbonation. Flavor of bread and grains with a slight touch of burnt rubber and some hop bitterness at the end. Bleh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2008
33 cl bottle. Pours with hardly any lasting head in an Ayinger glass. Aroma is light grains/cereal. Flavor has a sweet, honey taste with toasty biscuit. Not the best beer out there by far. Finish has a metallic flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5448) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Pours a clear golden, with a fizzy body, and a thick, but short-lived head - it threw me off at first, as I’m so used to o-fests being amber - pretty much everything about this beer isn’t what you’d expect an o-fest to be, which might account for some of the low ratings, but once you overlook that, this is a pretty decent lager - honey sweet nose, with soft, perfume-like floral hops, and a light bready character - the body is light and crisp - a noble hop bite presents first, with a light floral character that settles on top of it and lingers for a while, as mild honey sweetness gradually forms underneath it - the sweetness lingers for a bit, by crisp hops close things out - quite a refreshing brew - underrated, IMHO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2008
Keg beer tasted at Pikkulintu 5.9.-08. White head. Pale clear yellow brownish colour. Soft malty and lightly waterly taste. Slight hoppiness. Fruity and slightly sweet. A 0.3L glass.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Straw yellow color with a small head. Very grassy aroma with some sweet malts. Sweet grainy taste with grass and hops. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2008
12oz bottle served in a lager glass. Pours pale gold topped by a small tight white head. Smells mainly of spicy noble hops. Light dough flavor eclipsed by noble hops. Spicy and soapy tasting. A bit sweet on the finish. Decent but certainly not an Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 Bottle, pilsner glass. Pours a pale wheat-straw gold, slightly hazy. Generous white head with great lacing. Heavy ongoing effervescence maintains a film of bubbles throughout drinking. Rich yeasty aroma, caramel and cidery maltiness also present. Lots of malt from the first sip, surprisingly carmelized for a pale beer. Fresh cider, and a hint of cherries also present. Nice effervescence on the tongue, getting a bit dry in the finish. Off flavors in the finish, like stale bread on the first sip, more of a metallic tang for the remainder of the glass.

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