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Brewed By: Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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Average Rating:
7.1148

Number of Ratings: 331

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Brewed In: Alte Akademie 2, Freising, 85354, Germany

ABV: 5.80%

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Weihenstephaner Festbier

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Tasting Notes

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martini1 profile picturemartini1 - November 29, 2018
This brewery is the best! Medium to medium-high malty flavor initially, with a lightly toasty, bread dough quality and an impression of soft sweetness. Medium to medium-low bitterness, definitely malty in the balance. Well-attenuated and crisp, but not dry. Medium-low to medium floral, herbal, or spicy hop flavor. Clean lager fermentation character. The taste is mostly of Pils malt, but with slightly toasty hints.
LP1 profile pictureLP1 - October 14, 2018
A bitter lager. A fine beer. Not remarkable.
weberlee3@gmail.com profile pictureweberlee3@gmail.com - September 25, 2018
On draft at Yard House in Greenville, SC. I am not sure if it is just because I am very thirsty but this is not your typical Oktoberfest beer. Almost a fruit aroma at first with a very crisp fresh taste that is usually not my style. But this is a very tasty brew.
1chap1 profile picture1chap1 - November 24, 2017
Crisp refreshing slightly sweet caramel notes. Very good beer
jt1795grill@yahoo.com profile picturejt1795grill@yahoo.com - November 11, 2016
full flavored pilsner type
HSAlegend02 profile pictureHSAlegend02 - October 16, 2016
Light, some malt body/sweetness, slightly hoppy, slightly skunky...2.5 stars, kind of disappointed
superdeckman profile picturesuperdeckman - January 13, 2016
Not so great. More roasty than anything. Not sweet at all. Almost IPA ish there's better marzans out there
festiv1030@yahoo.com profile picturefestiv1030@yahoo.com - November 14, 2015
Nice smooth marzen. I could drink these all night
bobbyhickory profile picturebobbyhickory - November 14, 2015
Skunky noble hop aroma is pretty strong. Stronger hop flavor and bitterness than I expected. Malty, medium bodied. Not one of the better festbiers I've had. Weirdly boozy finish.
ehirsch1 profile pictureehirsch1 - October 11, 2015
Good smooth crisp easy drinking German lager
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