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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Bottle at Sunset Grill on 10/13/07
Weak, filtered, appearance, with obviously loose carbonation and poor retention/lacing. An apple juice/white grape colored beer with white head.
I thought I got a bad bottle, but seeing as how this was refrigerated and freshly imported, and most of the ratings are pretty bad, I suppose this beer just sucks?
I don’t know, whatever I drank was a sorry excuse for anything, except for a poorly brewed, unlagered helles-type beer. Wax, vanilla, acetyldehyde and stale, cheap, powdered sugar all speak to the lack of quality here. A struggle to finish. Very watery, loose carbonation, light bodied and unpleasant. I’ll definitely be searching for more of it and give it another try. Hopefully this was just a bad bottle....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (4860) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Very light amber coloured body - more golden than anything else, with a thinnish white head. Aroma of fresh malt, light hops, citrus and some mild spice and nuts. Medium-bodied; Bland taste up front with only a bit of the malt showing through. Aftertaste has a bit more complexity, but nothing showing strongly aside from some caster sugar. Overall, a pretty bad offering from any otherwise good brewery. I sampled this 12 ounce bottle purchased at Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 04-November-2007.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5350) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle. Clear gold with a small white head. Aroma is malty with strong floral Euro hops. There are buttery biscuits as I dig deeper in the nose on this. Soft lemony notes as well. Taste is big floral hops, buttered biscuits, malts, lemon, grains and grassy hops. Body is bubbly but controlled. Medium overall feel. Finishes with more bitter hops (floral and grassy), buttered biscuits, soft honey, lemon and malt. Light grains as well. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerdedone (2743) - 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 (3565) - 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 (8688) - 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 (3357) - 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.

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