Brewed by Brauhaus Faust zu Miltenberg
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Miltenberg, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
For lovers of strong drinkable beers, Faust Miltenberger Festbier is considered a specialty. This strong-golden, flowery malt special beer is characterized by its malty and full-bodied character, a fine floral hops with subtle honey and tobacco notes.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (7696) - Shropshire, - NOV 12, 2012
Half-litre flip-top bottle (BBD 24 Jan 2013) poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard @ home on 12 Nov 2012. The bottle was one of many different beers picked up at the excellent beer shop called ’Bier und Weinbrand Ecke’ in Wuerselen: a kind of suburb of Aachen. Bright, light amber body with a full head of white foaming bubbles on top: plenty of carbonisation bubbles rising through the body, looked good. The nose isn’t strong: mild notes of sweet molasses, hop fruitiness and traces of honey, the latter only as the beer warms a little in the glass. The taste is semi-malt sweet, again with honey arriving as the beer warmed. This is just about the sweetest Marzen I’ve ever tasted, but I liked it. Might be a bit thin body wise but it is easy to drink and I would have happily had another and another if I’d bought more than one bottle.

Piepenhenrich (1230) - Steinbach, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2017
A decent Festbier, bit stronger, both, in alcohol and taste compared to the classic Hell. Do like the balance of grainy and hoppy elements, easy enough to drink on a summer occasion.

Dirk_T (113) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2017
nice light and sweet beer. color is golden. aroma is malty and spicy. taste is slightly grass and grain. a light bitterness at the end

WillemsUrenkel (2024) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2017
0,5l swing top bottle directly from the brewery. Clear dark golden with an huge white frothy head. Some grain on the nose. Taste starts smooth, mainly grain, some malt and caramell in the second row. Spicy. Low bitterness. Nice one of its kind.

GoufCustom (2179) - HONG KONG - NOV 20, 2015

500ml flip-top bottle opened with loud “pop” bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Golden honeycolour; One and a half finger head with crumpety white foam which last 90 seconds; Good sticky lacing and active carbonation; Quire fragrant and sweet aroma of malt, with strong floral, strong honey, sweet bread, lemon and light grass; Close to medium sweet taste of full malt, with metallic, floral, honey, molasses, bread, lemon, strong bitter hops and strong herbal grass; Mid to light body. Slick and smooth palate; Mouth feel is very good maltyness in a solid background, back with strong flower and good honey sweetness. Light bread and strong lemon to round. Nice and easy!... Hoppiness is floral, strong honey, lemon and grass in nose, and stronger with herbal elements in taste; Bitterness is close to strong for a lasting, high astringent sweet malty finish; Slightly dry after taste. Nice sweet and herbal hoppy to mouth.

Comments: This is a well-made Oktoberfestbier - strong maltyness, smooth body, strong but just right honey sweetness, and surprisingly strong herbal bitterness. Very enjoyable!

kkarpfen (33) - - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle from Getränke Star, Trier. Pours clear pale golden, very pale for a festbier, white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is subtle but complex, floral, honey, white bread, malty. Taste is nicely sweet with honey notes, followed by pleasant hops. In my opinion, carbonation is a bit weak. All in all a solid and subtle beer.

Chopper925 (591) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Clear yellow, medium minimal lacing head. Aromas are a bit cheesy, sweetish fruits. Taste is rather sweet, medium bitter, sweetness dominates. Pleasant carbonation, thin mouthfeel. Aftertaste is a bit fruity, malt sweetness. Rather sweet beer, not bad, but nothing for me.

Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
Hellorange und klar im Glas. In der Nase malzig, Honignoten und minimale Früchte. Am Gaumen Malz, Honig, leichte BItternoten, Getreide. Schöne Kohlensäure, Körper normal.

Wanja (772) - GERMANY - JUL 21, 2014
0.5 l bottle as gift... Clody orange-golden color, average head... Nice sweet and little bit herb hop aroma... Standard Festbier flavor... Average ending...

Erzengel (9540) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2014
Test „Sommer-“ gegen Winterfestbier. Farblich sind beide Biere in etwas gleich – Gold-gelb mit fast weißem Schaum. Auch der süßlich-würzige Geruch ist identisch. Auf dem Etikett des Miltenberger (Sommer-)Festbieres sieht man eine sehr bayerisch anmutende Festgemeinschaft mit Riesenrad und Kettenkarussell vor der Miltenberger Mainbrücke. Der Antrunk ist etwas würziger als der des Weihnachtsfestbieres, aber diesem doch sehr ähnlich. Auch der Hauptteil ist genauso wie dort würzig-süßlich mit dieser markanten brotigen Note. Dadurch, dass im Nachgeschmack keine so deutlich ausgeprägte Herbe vorhanden ist wie beim Weihnachtsfestbier, ist es viel süffiger, dafür aber auch bedeutend wässriger. Auf der Zunge bleibt eine wässrig-süßlich-brotige Note. Wenn das Weihnachtsbier schon nicht so toll war, ist das hier nur unterer Durchschnitt. Und besonders süffig finde ich es auf Grund dieser störend-brotigen Note auch nicht…
→ Weder das Sommer- noch das Winterfestbier können wirklich überzeugen. 6+10+6+6

sdmmb (1858) - BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle bought near Bamberg. Slightly sweet dark beer. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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