overall
40
65
style
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouthfeel and lots of flavor. Prost!

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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
skibumphishead (259) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2010
bottle with the first fireplace fire of the fall. I might just be in love with this style of beer, but I thought that it was excellent. I love the metallic hops and light mouth-feel. This is a great session beer after drinking lots of heavy American micro beers recently. Nice job weihenstephaner.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amarcero (24) - , Vermont, USA - SEP 4, 2010
THIS IS NOT AN OKTOBERFEST/MARZEN. "Festbier" is not synonymous with Oktoberfest/Marzon. I would say this is a stronger version of their Helles (which is one of the best in the world). Really nice and I like that you know it’s fresh since it makes its way to the states only in the fall.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Pours lemon yellow with about an inch of pillowy white head and excellent lacing. Aromas of bread upfront with minerality throughout. A little wet stone comes into play as well. The palate is medium bodied with bright extensive and complex citrus hops. Bready malts come into play with a great balance and long finish. There are light vegetal notes but not in an offending way. Perfect end of summer beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5404) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 2, 2010
12oz bottle in a snifter. Average german beer. Nothing worth trying. An lright beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Golden pour with big white head. Aroma of crackers, bread, leafy hops. A bit of dusty pale malt. Flavor is somewhat fruity, somewhat bitter. Hops are very leafy. Malts are bready and crackery, somewhat sweet. Mouthfeel is nice, at least. Certainly worse than most of the american Oktoberfests I’ve had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 0.9oz bottle into a big mug. The abv is listed on the label at 5.8% and there is no freshness date. This is the first Oktoberfest I have seen this year so I’m sure it’s very fresh. Appearance: The body has a bright gold color with excellent clarity and some visible carbonation. On top it forms a tall bright white head of tightly packed foam. The head has good retention but makes very little lacing. Smell: The aroma has equal parts bready and nutty malt with fresh floral hops. Taste/Palate: Its medium body has balanced mix of bready malt with nutty and light honey like sweetness backed up buy floral/botanical, almost grassy hops. The finish is quick and refreshing. It just begs for another sip. Notes: This is an outstanding, highly drinkable Fest bier. It’s not very complex but what’s there is very good!!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9925) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle at The Royale. Pours a mostly clear gold with just a little haze and a big bone white head that sticks to the glass. Aroma of Bavarian malts and hops, some floral notes, straw, grass, and a little orange citrus. Flavor of grassy hops, orange citrus, mild spices, and bready malts. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a mouthfeel that I can just call ’German’. This doesn’t strike me as a typical marzen by any means, but just has an unmistakably traditional German feel. Not that that’s a bad thing, of course.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours off-gold, with a nice fluffy head. Aroma is bready, slightly sweet, hint of malt and fruit character. Mouthfeel is medium in fullness, with a semi-long finish. Flavor shows mild notes of golden raisin, bread and pale malt. Flash of toffee in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros (3054) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2010
Pours pale gold with a large fading head. Nose shows grassy hops with faint spicy notes along with tempting bready malt. Flavours show a little of the above hops with some bready, almost grainy, malt in the background. Nice low carbonation and moderately-light body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16393) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 30, 2010
A: The pour is a slightly cloudy, yellow pour with a short lived white head. S: The nose is bready and biscuity with a slight spiciness and some lightly floral and citrusy hops. T: There’s plenty of spicy and sweet orange hop flavor. The malt provides a bit of bready flavor and substance, though the beer is fairly light. M: The body is quite light on the tongue with a bubbly carbonation. D: I don’t think Weihenstephaner makes a bad beer, and this one follows that trend. A nice light beer with some pleasant flavor.


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