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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12966) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2005
Draugh ("Weihenstephaner Festbier")
It’s an oktoberfest/märzen. Golden color, creamy white head. Sweet malty and yeasty nose. Medium-bodied. Malty in the finish, some fruity hops with trefoil and grass. Clean but not very interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2001
Combines the two styles brilliantly, with the aromatic maltiness playing off of the toasty notes.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
(500ml bottle, courtesy of ilovedarkbeer) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of lemon, grass, bread yeast, and alfalfa. Flavor of lemon, grass, and biscuit with a slightly metallic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11592) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of light citrus and bread. Slightly hazy gold color with a white head that ringed and laced. More of a fruit aroma as the glass approaches the lips. Thin to medium bodied with very mild, nigh creamy, carbonation. It’s lightly sweet, a bit fruity, and there’s a very little bitter that builds over time. The finish is more dry than sweet, it’s got some light fruit, and a bit of bitter. Floral hop? Not your typical lager. Very tasty indeed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11351) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly cloudy, yellow pour with a short lived white head. S: The nose is bready and biscuity with a slight spiciness and some lightly floral and citrusy hops. T: There’s plenty of spicy and sweet orange hop flavor. The malt provides a bit of bready flavor and substance, though the beer is fairly light. M: The body is quite light on the tongue with a bubbly carbonation. D: I don’t think Weihenstephaner makes a bad beer, and this one follows that trend. A nice light beer with some pleasant flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11209) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2012
Tap @ the brewery. Klar mørk gylden, mellem cremet hvidt head. Malty aroma, light grass. Highish carbonation, kinda fat and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine maltiness, sweet, a bit sugary, fair bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a big foamy to rocky white head that laces and yellow color. Aroma is sweet grain, a bit musty. Taste is sweet grain/light malt, a bit musty/barnyard, secondary/mild (mostly hallertau?) hops-some woody. Seems quite like a helles lager. Easy drinking. Mild carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Bottle. Poured clear pale color with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet caramel malt and wheat aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid refreshing drinkable beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10962) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
Süßlich getreidiger Antrunk, geringe Herbe. Weich, sehr sehr süffig. Die helle Malzigkeit steigt, damit verbunden auch die Würzigkeit. Vollmundig, süß, süffig – alles in richtigem Verhältnis zueinander. Gut! 12/12/14/12//12


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