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

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.


3.6
   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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3203) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1318) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pwn3d (1961) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3251) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kappldav123 (5000) - GERMANY - AUG 18, 2008
5,5 % ABV. The bottle looks really good, the beer in the glass also. Starts spicy, the finish is a bit metallically, hard, a little nit alcoholic. The first gulp is better than the last.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Had this beer on 6/23/2000. Aroma is a deep roasted malt scent. Color is deep rich amber with ok carbonation and a nice head. Taste sweet, roasted and smooth. Starting with a medium body that goes down with a roasted feel. Finish is a rich sweet malt flavor backed by a mild bitterness. Overall I think its very good, it’s as rich and full body as a winter brew should be.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4247) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2007
Bottle. Brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is spiced and malty, and the flavour is toffee, roasted and spiced. Overall a nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8092) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
Bottle. Deep gold with a large rocky off-white head. Aromas are caramel malts with citrus. Some soapiness with a light floral character. Flavours are soft caramel malts. Quite smooth with light lemon and noticeable alcohol. Sugar towards the finish with earthy hops and alcohol. A bit indistinct in the middle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1861) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
Bottle. Copper coloured with a slimish lumpy white head. Aroma has malts and caramel. Flavours are malt, fruit and caramel with some light hops, quite sweet, clean, crisp and drinkable. Medium to full bodied. Very nice.


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