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RATINGS: 604   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!


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ComradeK (1029) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a clear straw yellow, with a reasonable head, and excellent lacing, and thus looks quite reasonable. However, from here it goes downhill rapidly. It smells insipid and watery, and bears a bizarre similarity to the smell of flour and water. There is the merest hint of hops to redeem this. There are some spicy hops to start off, but these fade into an oddly off-sweet finish. On the palate it is far too watery. Overall, this is a pretty poor effort. If this is how Bavarians celebrate, as the bottle claims, then I will only ever go there in times of national mourning.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2011
Draught @ Malja, Kuopio. Originally rated on 23.10.2009. Unbalanced, watery and too malty. Quite a mess.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fatehunter (1215) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Poured a finger of head on a clear, golden colored body. The aroma is metallic and dry grain; much like a Euro pale lager.... The taste starts sweet and then alternates between metallic bitter and dry bitter. Not pleasing. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. An unpleasant experience overall.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pyobon (920) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2013
(Bottle) Clear yellowy pale gold with ridiculous big white head. Aroma is grain and grass, with maybe some metallic and spice hints. Medium bodied with plentiful mouthfilling carbonation. Pilsner like hoppiness is apparent with some rather grainy malt and some fairly harsh tastes. This was surprisingly disappointing.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Draft. Completely unimpressive. Tasted a bit bitter, like it had skunked, except it was draft.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2007
Gold with a wek white head. A medium hop aroma with somewhat strong bitterness in the flavour. Finishes a little crudely and includes the taste of raw alcohol. Not worthwhile.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Bottle: Crystal clear golden hue with a moderate frothy white head and good lace. The aroma has notes of grassy and floral hops, hay and pale malt with a strange hint of aromatic pipe tobacco esters. The taste is mildly sweet with some dry yeast character. Lots of cereal and grainy notes about with almost no note of hop bitterness. This is not a Marzen but more related to a Maibock, really it just a standard lager IMO. The mouth feel is fizzy and has a stand offish veggie after taste. Without a doubt the worst bier I have had from the brewery including those I had long before ratebeer daze.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SSSteve (3771) - - SEP 14, 2007
clear gold. medium sized white creamy head. sweet, honey, european strong lager aroma. flavor is of honey. touch of hops in finish. medium bodied. no toasted notes. a huge disappointment from an excellent brewery. too bad.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
truebluehes (171) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Bottle. Yellow brew with small head that disappears quickly. Aroma is very faint, but what’s there is sweet and dusty. Flavor is clean and very grainy. Glorified bud light of sort.

2.2
   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.


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