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RATINGS: 603   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Ridiculously huge and sort of impressively white frothy head atop a clear yellow body. Aroma was mildly grainy and malty with a bit of sweetness. The flavor was much more intense than the aroma, with a lot of the sweet grainy flavors. Very clean and super easy to drink. I can imagine having a huge stein of this and getting good and drunk. Not the greatest brew really, but still pretty solid for what it is. Light and easy, good for those who want to go the distance.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - OCT 17, 2009
12oz. brown bottle served in a pilsner glass. Poured a clear pale straw color with a couple of fingers of white head. Light bodied, plenty of carbonation. Noble hop aroma with some malt. A hint of corn. Crisp and dry with a good noble hop snap to it. Some malty sweetness. Very drinkable. From the name festbier, I was expecting and hoping for a Marzen styled beer. This is a decent enough helles.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Maybe a more traditional Fest beer, but not a tasty one. Golden lager with hint of grass in the nose. Taste is hay, grass, subdued fruitiness. Carbonation is moderate but it doesn’t really matter. Just not much to say about this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
S_Side_Smitty (457) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2011
A really strong sourdough aroma and a light golden color. The scent is intriguing. Strong hoppy flavor that mellows quickly. I keep getting a honey or mead-like flavor in the mid-palate along with light yeast. It ends smooth. Not bad & easy to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
I’ve had better Wiehenstephaners and better Octoberfest beers. It’s ok but I can’t see buying more of these in the future, certainly not for ten bucks a six.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbuskirk (443) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2014 This beer is quite photogenic thanks to its golden body and fluffy, white head. This Oktoberfest smells like barley and hops. The taste is surprisingly understated but has smooth grain notes and refreshing, clean hops. This is a beer that wants to be gulped. While not as flavorful as other brews in Weihenstephaner’s shining inventory, this is still an extremely satisfying lager.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnyoski (436) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head. Bitter, corn-like aroma found in a cheap macro. Some initial hints of bread and sweet malts but its quickly replaced by a sharp, bitter finish. Watery texture and well carbonated. Slightly improved after allowing this to air out for a little while. Not terrible but nothing like what I was expecting from this type of seasonal.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2007
12oz. Probably the lightest Maerzen I’ve ever had, but still delightful. Fluffy white head on the poor with very light copper body. Great carbonation that makes this very refreshing and easy to drink liters of. Fairly simple but good cereal grains and some decent hop on the finish that helps the lighter body. Could easily be fooled into thinking it is a pilsener.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (426) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Golden color, aroma of earth, grass and leaves. Similar taste but sweet with toasted malt. Not a bad Oktoberfest flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larryLSB (421) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Light gold with white foamy head. Nose of lemon, grass, sweet malt. A bit on the bitter side but smooth and well balanced with a nice hop flavor.


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