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RATINGS: 420   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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AutumnFest is Weyerbachers own unique twist on the German Oktoberfest style. Copper-amber in color, AutumnFest is made with Vienna and Munich malts for that authentic, Bavarian easy drinking taste. Each sip imparts a wonderful roastiness of malt on the tongue followed by a smooth, consistent finish. Wonderfully balanced with a clean, velvety, slightly fruity taste, AutumnFest is the perfect beer for the Fall- a nice transition between the lighter beers of summer and the darker, heavier winter brews. It is a favorite of many Weyerbacher aficionados, who anticipate the end of summer with this wonderful beer. Weyerbacher AutumnFest (ABV 5.4%) is generally available in stores August through December. Pick up a case to celebrate the change of seasons. Prost!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nathan30533 (643) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Malty smell and taste is what defines this amber ale by weyerbacher. Good overall but not really my palate or style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (2182) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Clear medium copper amber with a frothy head and curtains of lace. The taste starts with toasted caramel malt, is joined by bitter peach cobbler as it moves through the palate, then to a slightly bitter finish that lingers for quite a while. Decent, not memorable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1491) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottled September 5, 2012.
Appearance: The body is a crystal clear copper with very sparse carbonation and just a very thin light tan head, I love the color but everything else is unremarkable.
Aroma: The aroma is a bit malty of toffee and caramel with maybe a light earthy cocoa to this. I enjoy the aroma, I just wish it were stronger.
Taste: This is mostly lightly sweet malts, some earthy hops and caramel backing. This is balanced really good and is very easy to drink.
Palate: Medium bodied, a tad oily, with moderate carbonation that stabs the tongue.
Overall This is rather unremarkable, but very easy drinking. If this were a bit cheaper I could see myself buying a lot of this, but it loses points for being near $10 a six pack.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (4117) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2012
12oz bottle in a lager glass. Pours copper with a light beige head. Aroma of pale and toasted malts plus a little bit of hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
closey22 (935) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Aroma is malty salt; amber thin white head; flava is light ehh somthin like pretzel; feels on the watery side; finishes with malt and touch of grass; actually burps like a sourdough pretzel(and I’m not eating any right now)

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2089) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Draft. Amber brown color. Taste is sweet and malty with roastiness and maple. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3755) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with very little head. Nice bit of maltiness to this nose, with hints of caramel in there. Just a tad bitter, but I like it. Not a bad one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2028) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Clear, amber red with tan head and good lacing. Aroma of grain and caramel malt with a touch of spicy hops. Taste of grain and caramel malt. Medium/light body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (1224) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
I notice a lot of American brewers don’t even both making an actual marzen-style lager for the autumn. Brown and amber ales seem to be valid substitutions for the season, and I’d say Weyerbacher AutumnFest is a step above your average Oktoberfest.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tumbler.

Appearance: Perfectly amber color with slight reddish/brown highlights. Forms an average size, white, foamy head which mostly dissipates but does leave some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Toasted malt and light nutty fragrance. A hint of floral freshness, but nothing noticeably sweet.

Taste: This beer is pretty much the epitome of the standard fall seasonal. It’s certainly reminiscent of an Oktoberfest, but it’s an ale so it lacks the overt lager characteristics. They also seem to be going for a smoother palate rather than anything overly sweet. Instead of caramel and toffee it’s toasted amber malts and chestnuts. A consistent subtle bitterness throughout the palate, perhaps a tad spicy, but nothing overboard. Certainly more hop presence than your average marzen. Weyerbacher AutumnFest is a mild beer for sure, but not so mild that it’s flavorless. I’d certainly prefer more sweetness or more aggressive hoppiness, but this is pretty decent for what it is.

Drinkability: The clean, mild palate and smooth drinkability make Weyerbacher AutumnFest an easy beer to drink. A fairly short body with a soft mouthfeel and a perfectly clean finish leads to a refreshing drinking experience. It has more flavor at only 5.4% ABV than most of the German lagers with higher potency. This is a great transition/introductory craft beer for newbies. Drinkers of all calibers should have no problem throwing back a few bottles of this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2285) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2012
powerful enough malt syrup aroma and taste lightly fruity with citrus hop finish in black pepper. some sweetness and a little bit of vanilla toffee. velvety mouth feel.


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