lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Olutravintola Pannuhuone.
Pours a clear yellow colour with a thick, small, lacy head. Aroma of pale malts and honey. Flavour of sweet malts, corn, spices and honey. Quite round mouthfeel, medium bodied and slick mouthfeel. Dryish finish with some hops. Quite pleasant for an Oktoberfest brew.
BeerBaby (91) - , Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very large, creamy off white head that took a while to dissipate. Light straw color and a very light mouth feel. Hint of spice, but not much. To me, a bit watery with a hoppy finish.
ComradeK (1200) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear straw yellow, with a reasonable head, and excellent lacing, and thus looks quite reasonable. However, from here it goes downhill rapidly. It smells insipid and watery, and bears a bizarre similarity to the smell of flour and water. There is the merest hint of hops to redeem this. There are some spicy hops to start off, but these fade into an oddly off-sweet finish. On the palate it is far too watery. Overall, this is a pretty poor effort. If this is how Bavarians celebrate, as the bottle claims, then I will only ever go there in times of national mourning.
irishalky (35) - Littleton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In the spirit of full disclosure the Weihenstephaner Heiff is currently my favorite drink. The Festbier pales (literally) in comparison to it’s sister. It presents itself with a clarity of a light beer with little to no head. The Fest flavor is present but mainly due to the extra hops. Disappointing as a fest beer but would excel as a light beer.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this one a lot. Not the usual rust-colored, blandly malty Oktoberfest. This is more of a heavy Helles, not unlike those "Spezialbieren" you see from time to time. Big and malty, but with elegence, something along the lines of Ayinger Jahrhundert.
Finhead (1731) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pale yellow pour with rocky white head. The aroma has some light citrus mixed with hay and barley. The medium body is crisp with a lightly hopped, mostly sweet taste. The finish is short and clean.
drowland (8542) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/8/10. Thanks, mlunger12! Sweet grainy aroma and flavor. Quite nice and clean.
AirForceHops (7047) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On Tap, Doesn’t have the same flavor as many of the other oktoberfest beers. This beer is much lighter in color than most of the other amber colored Oktoberfest beers. Beer is a translucent yellow color with a little head. Flavor is a pretty boring light hoppy taste. Weihenstephaner produces some great beers, but this is not one of them. However, I’ve come to find out this style of beer really isn’t something I care anything for. So don’t judge this buy my rating.
larsga (7497) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium offwhite lasting head. Yellow body with light carbonation. Light floral resiny aroma with earthy fruity notes. Dry-sweet resiny floral fruity taste with mealy notes. Delicate, harmonic, and subtle. Soft, mild mouthfeel. Light body. Dry strawy mealy floral aftertaste with light fruity notes. The aftertaste lingers for a long time. Excellent! (0.3l draft at Weihenstephaner am Hackeschen Markt.)
hawthorne00 (3855) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2013 Bottle (into their hilarious bent World Cup glass). Pale gold, large white head. Medium bead. Aroma of rich sweet malt and earthy and spicy hops. Tastes a little less sweet than it smells, but is quite rich, honeyed and a little toasted. Balancing bitterness with a brief spicy finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Quality swill (something that doesn’t get much love around here it seems). [3.4]
Yeah, "quality swill" covers it.