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


on tap

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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 (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (17730) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2000
A lighter interpretation, with good toffee-malt flavours and a refreshing body

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (13318) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11424) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Bottle. Sweet berry aroma. Reddish tan color. Cranberry malt flavor with a slight hops bitterness to finish - nice full body. Man I really like the berry flavor in this beer - not overpowering but noticeable with every sip. A great unique festbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Bottle pours a reddish copper color with a soapy like white head. Carbonation and lacing are minor.   Visible sediment floating in the glass.   Faint grainy/malty aroma.   Some horse blanket in there as well.   Initial taste proves malty, a bit of brown sugar, and an earthy feeling.   Finish falls flat, with perhaps a bit of a wet cardboard and grapfruit.   Not bad, but not really impressed either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6302) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (6105) - 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.

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