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RATINGS: 594   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!


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   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.

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   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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BBB63 (5962) - 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.

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   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.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 1, 2007
This bottled brew from a bottle shop marked lot 8366 poured a medium sized head of foam with a frothy top white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a transparent softly carbonated and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malty orange peel and grassy. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of malt and hops. A decent one but not one that I would consider buying again. An OK brew that could be a lot better and mnot what I would expect from this brewery.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 4, 2007
Pours a brassy gold with just the slighest hint of red and orange. White frothy head, thin, but long lasting. Aroma is wet grass, clay, vegetable hops, and hydro peroxide. Not all that enticing, but hell, its German. Taste is almost like water, but with a bit of acid and malt near the ending, with a hint of smoke. After another drink, seems watery with a hop dry ending. Tastes almost like somebody boiled hot dogs in water, added a little hops and alcohol, and bottled it. For a brewery with this kind of history, I’m disappointed they couldn’t make a better festbier.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrnkMcDermott (2780) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2008
12 oz. bottle, suggesting this is an “export” version. That and the very light pour. Oddly, some floaties in the bottle, unusual for a German beer, I’d think. So we have something indistinguishable from a pale lager. Smell is kind of fusel-like. Well, this was an “end of code” special. Taste shows just a little bit of extra malt to it, but mostly seems gassy and hints at adjuncts. Maybe the stuff they pour in Germany is better than this, but this sample aptly demonstrates that “Reinheitsgeböt” is now just a suggestion.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Light for a marzen, yellow in the glass with a pale aroma that doesn’t differentiate from the weihenstephaner lager. There’s even some soapy nose too. Metallic, sharp, and still a bit soapy. Disappointing given how much I enjoy their lineup.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
drpimento (2175) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2009
You know, these new fangled blonde fest/marzens just don’t cut it with me. As a pale lager it’s not bad, not great, but not bad. As a fest, it’s the requisite malty, easy drinking beer. But the key red/Vienna malt thing is ignored. Oh well. Served with a nice, white, foamy, frothy head and lots of lace. Color is a clear yellow gold. Aroma is a very mild malt. Flavor show’s a lot more hop (fest?) bitterness and good balance with the malt, so I have some decent bittersweet flav. Body is quite good and so is carbonation. Finish is quintessential pale lager. Session beer for a pale lager but NOT for a fest/marzen.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madquacker (1029) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2011
Pretty ordinary by the standards of this brewery. Flat and placid and watery/ blandish. Stay with their hefe.


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