Brewed by Würzburger Hofbräu (Schörghuber)
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Würzburg, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
Festbier, as the name implies, is brewed especially for celebratory occasions, e.g. the Würzburger Kiliani Volksfest / public fun fair /. However, as there is always plenty to celebrate, bottled Würzburger Hofbräu Festbier, the original wort content of which must be over 13%, is naturally available throughout the year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden color, big fluffy white head. Aroma of peppery straw. Taste is very lager-like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rubbishystuff (2109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2015
At Gene’s rooftop. Good. Not as copper a color as other marzens, the sweet maltiness made me think it was a heller bock at first. Mild grassy hops. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (14078) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 26, 2015
Herb würziger Antrunk, steigende Karamelligkeit. Süffig, spritzig, die Herbe bleibt frisch. Ein nettes nebenbei Bier. 10/9/10/9//9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (1096) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Malty sweet smell, very light color though, taste is malt but not too sweet...just a touch of bitterness on end

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (9983) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Draft. Very light festbier not really an Oktoberfest style kind of a maerzen export mix. Light gold rich grain taste spice hops) not the worst.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Duositex (1) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2013 does not count
They seem to have nailed this style down pretty darn well. Almost no odor to speak of. Clear as a bell. Crisp and simple but surprisingly sweet and delicious. It makes me think of apples, fresh hay, and dewy sunrises. Quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4993) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Draft @ Sunset Grill and Tap, Allston, MA. Served in a mug. Yellow cloudy color thin, tiny head. Pleasant nose of malt and well spiced. Medium in body from solid bread like malt. Finishes a bit sweet with a light hop to balance it. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1560) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2010
On tap at the Pour Farm Tavern in N.B. A deep golden clear brew with light sweet malty buscuit aroma and flavors. Very clean finish. A nice and drinkable session’r.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2009
On tap at rattle n hum. Sweet malts and candied sugar. Slightly watery, pours ligh, some indication of corn. Okay At best

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Tap at the Ginger Man. Pale yellow pour, little head. Vegetal in the flavor, clean, with pils malts, minor hops, and a maibock like taste — just a bit heavier in body. Aroma has veggie sugars and munich malt.

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