Mortlach (2435) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 7, 2016
On tap @Birre sotto l’albero, Ma che siete venuti a fà (Rome). Pours yellow with a decent white head. Aroma is rustic, bread crust, hay, cereals, popcorn. Flavour is medium sweet with a light bitter end. Medium to light body, light carbonation. It was not in a good condition. ippopotamo36 (2454) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 31, 2015
At Birre Sotto l’Albero Ma Che and B&F pubs in Rome-Italy. On tap. Pours clear dark golden color with caramel highlights, off white head. Nose: a bit rustic, some flowers notes, yeast. Mouth: minimal carbo, sweet, malty, juicy nutty. 3fourths (9351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2015 November 2015 bottle best by January 2016: Malty and minerally baked cookie and toast and graham cracker malt impression, strong mineral water quality, spritzy and prickly carbonation, vibrant and clean. All Spalt select, apparently, which gives it a woody-spice touch that compliments the malt so well. (4.4)
fonefan (49997) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015
November 2013: A sweet and chewy malt-driven heller festbier (not Märzen) suffering in the bottle. Toasted grain, corn kernels, potato starch malt with milk powder yeastiness and faint off-notes of green apple / acetaldehyde and metal flakes and alcohol. Medium body, decent froth of carbonation, nicely crisp and quenching but washes away in a minerallic flood of honey-ish saccharine and apple sweetness. I fear it is not in the best of shape, though we were told it had been bottled 4 weeks prior and lagered until then since September. Clear gold body, from bottle at the brewery, best by date December 2013. (a generous 3.1)
Addendum: One of the spoils of the last trip was coming back to Schlammersdorf a week after having this beer in superb condition (4.4) and finding it flabby, apple-like, slick, kind of dull, etc. Basically what it was for me in 2013. I managed to ask when the Festbier had been bottled, and the answer was November 18 2015 (with a BBD of January 18 2016 that equals 3 months). That 4.4 experience happened the previous Monday, November 23 2015, which means we unknowingly drank it 5 days fresh. By day 12 it had completely fallen apart. This was a peculiar mystery for me since I had previously noticed similarly sharp drop in quality/enjoyability with their Landbier, which went from really just about perfect (4.8) to something like stewed fruit and yeast with kind of a goopy-syrupy-flabby texture (2.8-3.2 level). I flew a case of days-old Landbier bottles with me to Puerto Rico and by day 5 (which was probably about 12-15 days since bottling, I now realize) the lager had fallen apart. I’ll still keep my high water mark score here, but the floor for this one is high-2’s. I’ve seen it twice now and I’m convinced. Moral: drink fresh, and don’t forget the bright Vollbier Hell on tap if the bottles aren’t shining.
Beerhunter111 (21763) - P´Castle, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle 500ml. @ home.
[ As Witzgall Festbier ].
[ Trade by Beerhunter111 ]. Clear medium to dark orange yellow color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, grain, straw, pale malt, moderate hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, straw - grass, sugary malt, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
Klare dunkelgoldene Farbe, ordentliche weiße Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, würzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, viel Getreide, hopfig würzig.
DerNorweger (28) - NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Good beer for the Christmas celebration and for the winter. Little bit light for the dark season, but tasting well to order one more to geniessen. Special in the origin Gaststube. TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Fresh bottle purchased and consumed at the brewpub in Dec. 2013: Rich golden. Creamy but broken white foam. Dull and flawed nose of metal, papery malt, pear syrup, and a hint of yogurty yeast and toast. Limp and flabby mouthfeel. Foamy carbonic residue. Fuzzily malty with a subtle papery limpness capped with honeyish sugars and floral hop accents. Minimal depth, character and texture from the tired, poorly extracted malt. Merely a touch of toasted hay is discernible. Yeasty twang clashes with the papery, wet hay maltiness. Dull and lifeless finish is overly sweet with notes of pear syrup and nonexistent hop flavor or bitterness. A highly curious concoction from a typically great brewer. Difficult to drink much of as it’s very muddled and unclean. Their glorious Landbier sometimes greatly suffers (and shines!) from the bottle, so perhaps the bottle is to blame for the lackluster quality in this case. Quite perplexing that this is a Witzgall product, but I hope to revisit and find it in better condition. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
bottled. clear golden with a thin white head; aroma of sultanas and hay; some porridge and stonefruit flavours with a pleasant tinny bitterness and lively texture. decent stuff Mariusz (12067) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Pours a golden colour with a white head that dies away after a while. Flavours of caramel, wheat, grassy hops and yeast again. jfb (6509) - GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
(bottle, many thanks to pivnizub & erlangernick!) pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel, peaches and worcester sauce, slightly grainy, with some hints of bubble gum and earth. flavour is quite grainy, with big notes of popcorn, pancake batter, some yeast and a hint of herbal hops in the finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.