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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!


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amarcero (24) - , Vermont, USA - SEP 4, 2010
THIS IS NOT AN OKTOBERFEST/MARZEN. "Festbier" is not synonymous with Oktoberfest/Marzon. I would say this is a stronger version of their Helles (which is one of the best in the world). Really nice and I like that you know it’s fresh since it makes its way to the states only in the fall.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3130) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
chocolate, citrus, barnyard, clove, licorice, golden, cloudy, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, umami, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Golden pour-nice thick white lasting head...Nice, mildly hoppy aroma with a bit of malt in the background...Medium body, crisp carbonation...Nice flavor...Grassy hops and a bit of sweetness in the finish...Nice...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1194) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier has a very thick, slightly off-white, frothy head, heavy lacing, and a clear, highly-carbonated, golden straw appearance. The aroma is of sweet, pungent, full biscuit, and the taste is of rich, sweet, bready, barley malt, a pleasant and hearty hop bitterness, and sugar. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Weihenstephaner Oktoberfestbier finishes crisp, refreshing, easy going, and delicious. Overall, this is a most excellent beer. RJT

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iswain1914 (19) - USA - OCT 18, 2007
33?!?!?! A rating of 33 ?!?!?@! What the fuck is wrong with you twits?!?! You could be handed practically anything european (and exceptional) and be unimpressed? (UNLESS IT WAS FROM COLORADO, CALIFORNIA, OR maybe, just maybe belgium...) Fuck you all. This is an exemlplary brew from an exemplary brewery. AND NO!!!! It’s not supposed to be a maerzen!!!!!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbingham (69) - - OCT 6, 2012
Pours a golden color. Dominant honey and caramel notes in the aroma. Honey and cereal on the palate - very sweet, almost tapioca notes. If you like sweet marzens this is the beer for you.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fletchwadd (48) - Riverview, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2013
drank out of glass had large white head. Has a hazy color of yellow or gold. Has almost a Earthy flavor to to go with the grassy wheat smell followed by a similar aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Pours lemon yellow with about an inch of pillowy white head and excellent lacing. Aromas of bread upfront with minerality throughout. A little wet stone comes into play as well. The palate is medium bodied with bright extensive and complex citrus hops. Bready malts come into play with a great balance and long finish. There are light vegetal notes but not in an offending way. Perfect end of summer beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Golden with a thin white head, medium-full body, and medium carbonation.

Aroma is very much like their Original Hells Lager -lots of sweet, cracker-like malt and buttery, leafy, noble hops.

Flavor is German Helles all the way, maybe with a bit more body and hop bitterness than usual.

Overall, a good beer, and although possibly slightly different than their Helles, not anything like the other traditional examples.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (602) - New York, USA - JUL 8, 2014
The body has a bright gold color with excellent clarity and some visible carbonation. On top it forms a tall bright white head of tightly packed foam. The head has good retention but makes very little lacing. The aroma has equal parts bready and nutty malt with fresh floral hops. Its medium body has balanced mix of bready malt with nutty and light honey like sweetness backed up buy floral/botanical, almost grassy hops. The finish is quick and refreshing. It just begs for another sip.


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