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RATINGS: 636   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!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (11417) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2006
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Week but ok hoppy aroma. Nice bitter flavor, average bitter finish. Watery palate. There are better festbier around.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (11284) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2008
Bottled fro Asda, Leamington Spa. Yellow gold with light head. Light malty beer with just the faintest hints of spiciness lingering in the background. There is a citric, lemony foreground, some hops and a gentle carbonation. It’s fine and went well with a Chinese Takeaway.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lingering rin g of white foam. Aromas of bread, straw and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, straw and light citrus with a crisp dry finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (11044) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2004
Not a dunkel, but a märzen. Malty, flowery and hoppy aroma and flavor. Just a bit of orange and banana. Medium to full bodied. A hint of metal in the aftertaste. Well made, but not my favorite.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2008
A light blonde with a thin white head. A very mineral lager, with light caramel. in mouth, a classy lightly sweet and fruity lager, very mineral. Medium bodied. Flour City brewfest, August 15 2008.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: Festbier
Date: October 01, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear gold, wispy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice bready character, light earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is corn and Pils malt, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is crisp malt, light honey character, medium hops and bitterness with a clean lager character and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (10635) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2008
Keg (St. Urhos, Helsinki)
Light orange, brief head. Big honey, and light malt aroma. Soft palate, but lively carbonation. Sweet malty body, also honey. Very refreshing and full-flavoured marzen.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10618) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2006
Bottled. Light golden coloured. Clear. Dense off white head. Crisp and fruity aroma. Light herbal. Flavour is full of fruitsweetness balanced by a subtle herbal touch. Is medium bodied. Dry mouthfeel. Very fresh and easy to drink. Has a light bitter end. Quite good oktoberfest in my book.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (10406) - 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.


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