OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - 2 fingers of white frothy head sits on top of a clear golden bronze body. Excellent lacing.
S - Wheat bread, honey, cereal grain, pale malt, some grassy notes.
T - Grain and pale malt start it off. A light honey sweetness blankets the grain. Grassy hops join in and make a very clean finish.
M - Light bodied, high carbonation.
Very distinctly German. A great all around beer. A nice sweetness with a clean finish. Extremely drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
generallee08 (64) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 Presentation: It was poured from a green bottle into a dimpled mug.
Appearance: The body has a nice copper color with good clarity and some light visible carbonation. It sports a small white cap of foam on top that fades slowly and leaves only traces of lacing.
Smell: Its aroma has a classic German malt and hop character. It brings fresh bready and sweet candy like notes mixed with herbal and spicy hops.
Taste/Palate: The aroma is mirrored exactly by its flavor. A mellow malty sweetness blends with a good balance of hop spice and herbal notes. The palate has pleasant carbonation and a soft feel making it very drinkable.
Notes: Overall I would say this is a very solid and well balanced example of the style.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Pint.
Appearance: Clear burnished gold (almost a light copper) with rapidly diminishing head leaving absolutely nothing behind.
Aroma: Cherry and biscuit maltiness with metallic and spicy noble hops.
Taste: Nice malts with biscuit, cherry and hay. Long lasting spicy bitterness at the end.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, relatively light body, dry finish.
Overall: Very solid, easy drinking Marzen.
UDBeernut (1424) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
oktoberfest session during sunday football, pours an golden hue into my mug, nice foamy head with good retention. bready maltiness in the nose, slight floral hop. taste is similiar, sweet on the palate. Smooth, crisp and very drinkable. more please :)
wlajwl (3485) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly skunked aroma, although the malts thankfully are more present. Good malty flavor to it, a good but not great Fest bier, mainly because its slightly subdued in flavor.
BREWMUSKCLES (2143) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2010 a deep golden color to this German pilsener tasting brew. a strong pilsener this brew has some hay and a lingering bitter finish that spreads across the palate. the palate is a bit soft and all i found this brew to be charming and refreshing indeed. perhaps an abv of %5.4.
bhensonb (10216) - 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.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle labeled as Fest-bier. No abv listed. Pours a nice medium woody copper with an initiial fluffy white head but dissipates to some thin film. Aroma is toast, nutty, grass, herbal hops, a light german lager yeasty twang, mostly fresh bread, and lightly burnt nutty toast. Flavor is a bit weaker, seems watered down a bit- nutty, earthy, grass, herbs, lager yeast sharpness, thin papery crackery dusty malts, with just a slight bit of caramel and burnt toast. Dry finish, but just a bit weak and watered down.
AshtonMcCobb (2051) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Pours golden-orange colour with not much head. The nose has notes of fine malts with just a hint of caramel, but no more than a hint. The taste has very pronouced hops from the beginning to the end - there seems to be notes of lemon intermingling notes of malt and caramel. The palate is unusual for a lager - there’s more texture and structure but not so much refreshment. Overall, I like it, though it’s not what I expected!
kappldav123 (4542) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The bottle looks good, the beer in the glass also. Tastes very spicy, strong, modest sourish finish. Very drinkable and good beer!