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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3786) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2003
Bottled. Amber gold, good white fluffy head and moderate condition. Caramel and crystal malt aromas, understated but balanced toffee and noble hop notes in the mouth and a soft malty hop bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
guzzler (76) - AE, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2002
Crisp and malty. Didn’t care for it much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2002
Light for on Oktoberfest, but a nice alternative to the standard. Crisp, and very Pilsner like. I would probably rate this higher if it was classified as a Pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6046) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2002
Much lighter than what I normally expect from an Oktoberfest - almost looks like a pilsener. Pretty tasty, seems to be a little maltier than a regular lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Not sure what makes this one an Oktoberfest. Looks and smells just like an everyday lager. Clear light yellow body with a big white head. Aroma is Germanic hop heavy. Flavor is crisp and clean, with medium German bitterness tempered by mild maltiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2002
I had this a while ago; very caramelly, not what I expected from Germany, but good anyway. Nice copper color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2001
This has got to be one of my favorite beers so far. I got a bottle in a ’tour of the world’ sampler pack 2 or 3 weeks ago, and made a good decision at saving it for last. It has a smooth malty taste, great deep golden color. Finely crafted. I just wish it was available longer than just two months of the year. I have to agree somewhat with ESBFREAK in saying that it is stronger than I expected but its not overwhelming by any means.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ESBFREAK (20) - tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2001
A very fine, STRONG, Bavarian holiday beer. This brew will lay you out, if you have too many. It is very smooth, with a big malt/alcohol taste. Not too easy to find, and usually only available during November-December.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2001
The bottle I had at Resi’s Bierstube in Chicago said ’Wurzburger Hofbrau Oktoberfest’; I assume we’re talking the same beer here. Anyhow, it was tasty and I would order it again happily, but it’s not in the same league as the Ayinger Oktoberfest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2262) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001

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