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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Bottle served in dimpled mug. Frothy foam tops a pale yellow body. Pretty, sweet, wheat nose. Sweet light-medium bodied palate. Some sticky, light bitterness on the finish. The "Fest" isnt exactly like standard domestic Christmas fare, but it isn’t a bad brew nonetheless.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Piss yellow. Grain, rice, corn, piss. These are the things that this beer both smells and tastes like. Worst beer from this good brewery that I’ve ever had.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47127) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle 500ml.
Clear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, light hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20091113]

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weihenweizen (3488) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2009
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (2123) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 23, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2010 The beer pours bright and yellow with a healthy amount of white lacing. The aroma is grassy and sweet with simple but fresh malt. It’s hoppier than I was expecting. There are strong, grassy hop notes. The malt is a tad sweet but it’s a crisp, refreshing beer. I’m not usually a fan of Marzen (and this beer isn’t really brewed to style, as far as I can tell), but I find this beer quite good. It’s simple, fresh and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (42642) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild cornish and light grassy. Caramelish and light roasted flavoured. Smooth malty finish, subdued bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a large fluffy white head that lasts well and leaves a bit of lace. Sweet, grainy aroma has notes of malt, caramel and citrus. Flavour is less sweet but otherwise identical to the aroma. Light body, thin mouthfeel and a short, slightly sweet finish. Easy to drink but nothing particularly memorable either. Not really up to the standard of most of this brewery’s beers.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: Festbier
Date: October 01, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear gold, wispy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice bready character, light earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (3123) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Fairly standard stuff. Deep amber, white head. The aroma is tepid caramel malts. The flavor follows, a relatively weak malty beverage. Very light hops on the finish. Not bad at all, not a classic by any means.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holdwine (1206) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle. Lighter than I would have thought. Not quite "deep golden color". Slight skunk on the nose. Enough malt to keep you drinking. Hoppy for a fest beer leading to a bitter finish.


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