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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: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   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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3.2
Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - OCT 11, 2016
11 October 2016, tap. Yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is sweet, straw, light fruit (pear?). Med/thin body and moderately fizzy. Sweet, straw, some light grain. Meh.

3.5
SVD (1977) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2016
Glass at the Hofbrau, Amber to golden beer, small head. Aromas is malt, grain, sweet, Taste is the same, some spices and caramel. ok beer.

3.5
trapped (3147) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 22, 2016
Draught @ Rosamunde Brooklyn. Clear golden with large foamy off-white head, faint malt aroma, high carbonation, sweetish taste, thin body, balanced malty finish. Well balanced mellow marzen.

2.8
Travlr (24667) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden color, big fluffy white head. Aroma of peppery straw. Taste is very lager-like.

4
rubbishystuff (2538) - 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
Koelschtrinker (20394) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 26, 2015
Herb würziger Antrunk, steigende Karamelligkeit. Süffig, spritzig, die Herbe bleibt frisch. Ein nettes nebenbei Bier. 10/9/10/9//9

2.8
geologyguy (1602) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Malty sweet smell, very light color though, taste is malt but not too sweet...just a touch of bitterness on end

3.3
crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Draft. Very light festbier not really an Oktoberfest style kind of a maerzen export mix. Light gold rich grain taste spice hops) not the worst.

3.6
Duositex (1) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2013 does not count
They seem to have nailed this style down pretty darn well. Almost no odor to speak of. Clear as a bell. Crisp and simple but surprisingly sweet and delicious. It makes me think of apples, fresh hay, and dewy sunrises. Quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
AirForceHops (7233) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Draft @ Sunset Grill and Tap, Allston, MA. Served in a mug. Yellow cloudy color thin, tiny head. Pleasant nose of malt and well spiced. Medium in body from solid bread like malt. Finishes a bit sweet with a light hop to balance it. Nice


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