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41
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style
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 755   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (12300) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2012
Tap @ the brewery. Klar mørk gylden, mellem cremet hvidt head. Malty aroma, light grass. Highish carbonation, kinda fat and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine maltiness, sweet, a bit sugary, fair bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (12002) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (11924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Keg at ushers. Pours clear golden, nose is floral, grassy, toffee, taste is similar, sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (11644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
Enjoyed on-tap at the Buckeye Beer Engine. Apple juice colour with some white wheat. The aroma and tase of sour wheat. Below average mouthfeel. Not up to expectations for this brewery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (11643) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2016
Pours a clear golden color. Dusty hay bread malt aroma and flavor with a suitable amount of hops bitterness and a short finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11634) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2006
Bottled. Light golden coloured. Clear. Dense off white head. Crisp and fruity aroma. Light herbal. Flavour is full of fruitsweetness balanced by a subtle herbal touch. Is medium bodied. Dry mouthfeel. Very fresh and easy to drink. Has a light bitter end. Quite good oktoberfest in my book.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11029) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 can’t agree with the low scores on this one. appearance is lighter than your typical purty okto lager, but the aroma and flavor are malty up front, well balanced, with a nice feel and it’s full flavored. not the best, but WAY above average.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (11011) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Bottle. Sweet lemony malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Lemon peel and barley/corn malt flavor with a moderate bitter finish. Pretty hoppy for a German beer - strong cheap lager flavors. Not as clean tasting as most Oktoberfest beers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10901) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2007
Bottle... Clear, pale yellow lager with a large, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose is sweet and floral with heavy notes of orange blossom honey. Sweet, honeysuckle flavor with barely enough bitterness to prevent this malt bomb from becoming downright cloying. Medium-bodied with a mildly creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lightly sweet finish.

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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