bhensonb (11901) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time as Wolters Fest-Bier. Pours a light golden-amber with a slight creamy/bubbly white head. It has an excellent spicy/grassy nose. Must be the hop extract! Near med body. Flavor is rather light caramel with a lot of noble hop bitter. It’s light compared to darker beers, but it’s really good. Except for a bit too much sugar I’d put it up against better pilsners. Based on hop intensity. Green bottle but no skunk.
Koelschtrinker (11736) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Herber, leicht würziger Antrunk. Leichte Hopfennoten, die Würzigkeit nimmt ab. Trinkbares Märzen. 10/8/8/8/9/8
HenrikSoegaard (11096) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. BB nov. 08. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Light amber colour.
Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Week. Light bitter flavor. Moderate bitter grassy finish. Watery palate.
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s dark golden with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor has a light sweetness and notes of caramel, malt and it’s a little dry with a hint of citrus.
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home. Clear, dark golden appearance with a white head. Toasty, caramel malty lager, mildly nutty aroma. Somewhat bitter, grassy, straw, hay, toasty caramel malty flavor. Not all that good.
Sammy (9189) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Boozy, carbonation OK. Light colour. Serviceable marzen from Beers of the World.Radek’s bottle.
crossovert (8467) - Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Green bottle festbier. 11.2 oz bottle.
It pours an amberish gold with a frothy white head that actually leaves some nice lacing.
Smell is lightly skunked, it smells like a beefed-up Euro Pale Lager. It is like if you made an EPL maerzen.
The flavor follows, it is a bit more malt forward than the nose would suggest, but it is pretty basic, and weak for a Festbier.
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. As Wolters Fest-Bier. Clear golden. Aroma of malt, cardboard, a bit of caramel and vegetal notes. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit of cardboard and a slightly drier and bitter finish, a bit vegetal. Light-bodied.
BVery (7367) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear light amber pour with a small soapy head. Nose is sweet malts. Lighter palate. Taste is sweet caramel and a touch of grass.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to nuplastikk: Pours a clear deep golden bronze with a spotty-lacing covering of white head. Has a lightly sweet toasted malty nose with some floral Saaz hoppiness and a touch of light fruity esters. Starts with some finely dissolved carbonation and light sugary sweetness with a decent balance of bittering hops before a crisp bittersweet finish. Pretty true to style, but could be a little fuller bodied.