Brewed by Schützengarten
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein


on tap


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Alle Jahre wieder: Das Festbier von Schützengarten ist eine echte Saisonspezialität. Denn es wird nur auf Weihnachten und Ostern gebraut. Zur Feier der schönsten Tage schmeckt es herrlich kräftig, vollmundig und exquisit. Das Festbier wird nach alter Rezeptur aus dem Jahr 1779 gebraut.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47154) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2007
Bottle. Clear light yellow golden color with a small fair lacing white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet, grain, fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Good balance. Body is light to medium, texture is watery. Nice and easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (19158) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 7, 2011
Im gut karbonisierten Antrunk kommen Getreidenoten deutlich zum Vorschein. Diese bleiben konstant und werden zwischenzeitlich von leichter Herbe unterstützt. Leider rücken kaum Aromen nach, daher wird der gelungene Antrunk nicht fortgesetzt. Es bleibt getreidig, wenig herb, immerhin aber angenehm weich. Etwas mehr Intensität und Malzaromen wären wünschenswert. 8/8/8/7/13/8

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bov (12483) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2009
courtesy of Allen - clear and bright golden colour under a solid and long lasting white foam; some oily grassy hops hit the nose; the oily feeling persists on the tongue in top of a medium malt backbone, sweet and with no bitterness to mention; grassy finish - heavy and inellegant

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (10411) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 12, 2010
Bottle (thanx to Allen!): Golden, big and stable white creamy head; sweetish-grainy nose with a distinctive "woody" hoppy aroma; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; slightly lingering hoppy and sweet-malty finish. Good and spicy brew.....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (9831) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2006
Metallic golden, with ever so slightly yellowish, dense, whipped eggwhite-like head. Herbal nose, pilsnermalt, fresh greenery. Quite sweet, very malty, grains. Very slight bitterish lining retronasal, but not enough to be called hoppy. Quite fullbodied brew for a rather discretly alcoholic beer. Quite prickly, carbonised MF. Soft, mild Festbier. It’s typically well-made, but cannot aspire to any real greatness. Thanks for this rare bird, Sebastian!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (9652) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2007
(bottle, traded with quack-duck) Clear, golden colour with a foamy white medium head. Shy, light-sweet, strawy, grainy aroma with a whiff of honey and traces of spicy hops. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium to light bodied. Grainy malty taste with a touch of honey towards the finish, which is slightly sweet and a bit sticky with light herbal hoppy notes. Okay but nothing world-shaking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quack-Duck (9368) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2007
bottle. Dark golden yellow, nearly amber, large head. Intensive flavours of malt, caramel, honey and roasted malt. Very well balanced, I really loved this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4331) - SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2010
Pours clear golden with fluffy white, quickly dissapearing head. Well carbonated. Dry hay, malts and some yeasty aroma. Sweetish malty and fruity flavor, very nice and lean; pleasant to drink. Acidy sweet and crisp on palate. Sweet finish with a slight bitter hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 9, 2009
Bottled 50cl. It pours a clear pale golden beer with a tall, beautifully remaining lacing white head. Malt accentuated nose where faint sulphur, some spicy hops, chestnut and fennel show up. Biscuity malty taste. Chestnut appears again. Spicy hops. Late bitterness. Reminiscent of a standard german example; very true to the style. Dryish lemony finish. A nice brew. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 13, 2009
pale golden beer, white head. smells a bit of rotten eggs,has a cookie like hint. while drinking it, its malty too and it has a cookie like hint again (like corganic wheat-cookies, even a bit like oat). aftertaste has some bittersweetness and cereals.( cornflakes)

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