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RATINGS: 801   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 17, 2014
Draught at Temple Bar Rotschild. Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of grainy and bready malt and some diacetyl. Sweetish flavor with grainy and bready malt, some butterscotch and a drier finish, mildly bitter and a bit crisp. Light to medium-bodied. Probably better without poe diacetyl (possibly from dirty tap lines?) but still quite easy-drinking.

3
Tmoney99 (14948) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Bottle. Poured clear pale color with a large frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sweet caramel malt and wheat aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid refreshing drinkable beer.

3
Stuu666 (14805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Keg at ushers. Pours clear golden, nose is floral, grassy, toffee, taste is similar, sweet.

2.6
HenrikSoegaard (14536) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2006
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Week but ok hoppy aroma. Nice bitter flavor, average bitter finish. Watery palate. There are better festbier around.

3.2
Lubiere (14150) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2008
A light blonde with a thin white head. A very mineral lager, with light caramel. in mouth, a classy lightly sweet and fruity lager, very mineral. Medium bodied. Flour City brewfest, August 15 2008.

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2007
(12oz bottle) Clear straw body topped by medium white head that mostly diminishes and reveals nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, bread/cereal, some grassy, honey. Taste is moderately sweet, bread, grassy, some honey, herbal. Light-medium body, light stickiness, acidity.

2.9
Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2008
12 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Straw yellow color with a small head. Very grassy aroma with some sweet malts. Sweet grainy taste with grass and hops. Medium body.

4.1
crossovert (13833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2011 Pours with a 3 finger head that quickly dissipates but leaves the best lacing I have seen yet in an Oktoberfest. The body of the beer is orangeish/gold and significantly lighter than a typical Oktoberfest. Smells between a typical munich helles and an Oktoberfest. Malty but with some noble hops balancing it. Edt: Got a fresh bottle. The taste is much like a Hacker-Pschorr maerzen, but with a little bit more hops and a bit lighter on the palate. It is a killer Festbier, just get it fresh, I made the mistake of having older bottles in years’ past.

2.9
BeerandBlues2 (13806) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is corn and Pils malt, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is crisp malt, light honey character, medium hops and bitterness with a clean lager character and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

2.9
Dogbrick (13751) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Sampled at the Odds and Ends Tasting II on 10/19/07: This beer is a clear straw color with a thin white head that burns off quickly. Spotty lacing. Sweet malt and fruit in the nose, and a touch skunky. Light-bodied with a fruity character along with light grain and hops flavors. The finish is short and leaves a bready malt aftertaste. So-so overall.


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