Brewed by Brauerei Witzgall
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Hallerndorf-Schlammersdorf, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

[ As Witzgall Festbier ].
[ Trade by Beerhunter111 ]. Clear medium to dark orange yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, grain, straw, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, straw - grass, sugary malt, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150206]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (9294) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2015
Klare dunkelgoldene Farbe, ordentliche weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, würzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, viel Getreide, hopfig würzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerNorweger (7) - - SEP 13, 2014 does not count
Good beer for the Christmas celebration and for the winter. Little bit light for the dark season, but tasting well to order one more to geniessen. Special in the origin Gaststube.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Fresh bottle purchased and consumed at the brewpub in Dec. 2013: Rich golden. Creamy but broken white foam. Dull and flawed nose of metal, papery malt, pear syrup, and a hint of yogurty yeast and toast. Limp and flabby mouthfeel. Foamy carbonic residue. Fuzzily malty with a subtle papery limpness capped with honeyish sugars and floral hop accents. Minimal depth, character and texture from the tired, poorly extracted malt. Merely a touch of toasted hay is discernible. Yeasty twang clashes with the papery, wet hay maltiness. Dull and lifeless finish is overly sweet with notes of pear syrup and nonexistent hop flavor or bitterness. A highly curious concoction from a typically great brewer. Difficult to drink much of as it’s very muddled and unclean. Their glorious Landbier sometimes greatly suffers (and shines!) from the bottle, so perhaps the bottle is to blame for the lackluster quality in this case. Quite perplexing that this is a Witzgall product, but I hope to revisit and find it in better condition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7171) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
bottled. clear golden with a thin white head; aroma of sultanas and hay; some porridge and stonefruit flavours with a pleasant tinny bitterness and lively texture. decent stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (9011) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Pours a golden colour with a white head that dies away after a while. Flavours of caramel, wheat, grassy hops and yeast again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jfb (4346) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
(bottle, many thanks to pivnizub & erlangernick!) pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel, peaches and worcester sauce, slightly grainy, with some hints of bubble gum and earth. flavour is quite grainy, with big notes of popcorn, pancake batter, some yeast and a hint of herbal hops in the finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6517) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle (at the brewpub). Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, cereal, malt syrup), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of metal. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, slightly metallic. Pretty raw and downright unpleasant. You’d never guess this was from the same brewery based on their draft Vollbier and Kellerbier. We re-sampled a bottled Landbier at this sitting and it pretty much sucked as well. What an inconsistent brewery! And a seemingly cursed trip in which many prior favorite breweries just weren’t performing well (although a few new good ones made up for that in part).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8401) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
A sweet and chewy malt-driven heller festbier (not Märzen) suffering in the bottle. Toasted grain, corn kernels, potato starch malt with milk powder yeastiness and faint off-notes of green apple / acetaldehyde and metal flakes and alcohol. Medium body, decent froth of carbonation, nicely crisp and quenching but washes away in a minerallic flood of honey-ish saccharine and apple sweetness. I fear it is not in the best of shape, though we were told it had been bottled 4 weeks prior and lagered until then since September. Clear gold body, from bottle at Witzgall in Schlaemmersdorf, best by date December 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma and flavor are both very straightforward and fairly basic. In both of them I get a lot of grain and biscuit malt notes, as well as a hint of grass from the hops, as well as a very low amount of bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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