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Brewed by Würzburger Hofbräu (Schörghuber)
Style: Oktoberfest/Märzen
Würzburg, Germany
Serve in Dimpled mug, Stein

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Festbier, as the name implies, is brewed especially for celebratory occasions, e.g. the Würzburger Kiliani Volksfest / public fun fair /. However, as there is always plenty to celebrate, bottled Würzburger Hofbräu Festbier, the original wort content of which must be over 13%, is naturally available throughout the year.

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4.6
shrubber85 (11508) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Bottle. Sweet berry aroma. Reddish tan color. Cranberry malt flavor with a slight hops bitterness to finish - nice full body. Man I really like the berry flavor in this beer - not overpowering but noticeable with every sip. A great unique festbier.

4.5
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2001
I had a bootle of this laid down from last year. Not sure if they still brew it, but what a huge, tasty beer! Deep copper brown with a rich roasted malt aroma. Very full, rich toffee-like malt flavor with a strong alcohol presence. Very warming with a long rich malt aftertaste. Very smooth going down.

4.5
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2001
This has got to be one of my favorite beers so far. I got a bottle in a 'tour of the world' sampler pack 2 or 3 weeks ago, and made a good decision at saving it for last. It has a smooth malty taste, great deep golden color. Finely crafted. I just wish it was available longer than just two months of the year. I have to agree somewhat with ESBFREAK in saying that it is stronger than I expected but its not overwhelming by any means.

4.4
Creul (3) - USA - JUN 20, 2003 does not count
Very Good ... Had it once can't wait to have it again..... As Yamamoto said very nice copper color

4.2
ESBFREAK (20) - tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2001
A very fine, STRONG, Bavarian holiday beer. This brew will lay you out, if you have too many. It is very smooth, with a big malt/alcohol taste. Not too easy to find, and usually only available during November-December.

4.2
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2002
I had this a while ago; very caramelly, not what I expected from Germany, but good anyway. Nice copper color.

4.2
gripweed57 (2733) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2017
From old tasting notes. Deep reddish brown color with a beautiful creamy tan head. Complex and very sweet malt aroma. Sweet roasted malt palate is complex and intense. The foretaste is burnt caramel and dark malt. Midtaste is predominantly malty with sweet caramel notes. Finish is spicy hops. Rich and full bodied and potent. Strong yet subtle. Very well done.

4.1
obxdude10 (2358) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001
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rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2017 At Gene’s rooftop. Good. Not as copper a color as other marzens, the sweet maltiness made me think it was a heller bock at first. Mild grassy hops. Serving: Tap

3.8
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
Bottle. Copper coloured with a slimish lumpy white head. Aroma has malts and caramel. Flavours are malt, fruit and caramel with some light hops, quite sweet, clean, crisp and drinkable. Medium to full bodied. Very nice.


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