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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It has always been a part of Bavarian custom to celebrate in style - with family or friends over a good meal in a cosy and convivial atmosphere. To suit this kind of occasion, Hofbräu München offers a stylish and genuinely festive beer - Hofbräu Festbier. With an alcoholic content of around 6% volume, and its noble, aromatic flavour, it’s an ideal companion for special occasions.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biir (1137) - Berlin, - FEB 13, 2017
At BKL - Golden color with a nice white head. A standard for the style without much to add...

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Michael27 (1517) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Supermarktkauf). Klares Gold mit kräftigem Schaum. Malzsüße dominiert über Herbheit. Sehr weich im Abgang.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vipinvelp (4170) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2017
Clear pale yellow, white foam head. Typical aroma and taste, nothing special to report. Just another German beer. (Velp 201701)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BlackHaddock (6902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2016
500ml bottle at home on 13th Dec 2016: BBD of bottle 26th Jul 17, bought from Beers of Europe. Golden pour, white topping. Semi-sweet in nature with a grainy ester and flavour. I was having a mini Bavarian Winterbier tasting session with my son and many of them could have been the same beer, they blended into each other so well: shame really. This did not stand out at all, slightly disappointed with it to be honest. Lacked oomph and character. Pleasant enough, but expected more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foerdifuxx (305) - Franconia, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2016
Clear golden beer with a white, good lasting, head. Aromas of pale malt, grain, dust, spicy and citrus hops, light sourness. Taste has some good hoppy bitterness in the beginning, grainy towards finish with a light, lasting bitterness. Creamy texture, medium body, lively carbonation. Unexpected bitter for a winter beer. Not bad to be honest.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (4190) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 29, 2016
Many thanks for this Festbier to kevnic2008. Piwo ma sliczna biala puszysta i bardzo trwala piane. Sporo sladow zostawia na kuflu. Kolor jasny, przejrzysty klarowny. Aromat sucharki i cytryna. W smaku lekko kwaskowe chmielne, lekko slodowe, bardziej by pasowalo na lato niz na zime. Ale niby zwykle piwo a dosc tresciwe i jakosciowe

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricksta_p (4109) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is grainy malt, straw and light grassy. Flavour is sweet malt with a light bittersweet finish. Alcohol a bit noticeable, did not expect that considering it’s relatively low ABV. Not a bad Helles, though a bit too sweet and boozy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kamwitsta (553) - POLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Aroma: a little honey, and that’s about it. Appearance: pretty light brown, clear, head large but not terribly stable. Taste: moderately sweet, just a bit bitter. Palate: body medium or below; carbonation above average; mouth feel mildly spicy; finish faintly sweet, a little bit corrosive on the teeth, and very sticky. Overall: feels more like a watered down Märzen. Not too bad, I could have a few in a pub, being preoccupied with the company and not paying much attention to the drink, but that’s about the limit of this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (9368) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2015
bottle, Heinrichs 3000 Supergetränkemarkt Kornwestheim. Golden with a mid-sized white head. Malty, hints of honey, shy hoppy touch in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (2664) - PORTUGAL - NOV 20, 2015
50cl bottle. Clear light amber colour with a nice white head. Caramel, bread, dates and malt in the aroma. Average carbonation and light to medium body. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Overall, drinkable but not remarkable.


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