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Heiner Brau Mardi Gras Festbier - Covington Brewhouse

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77
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 17.59%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Covington Brewhouse visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  ABV ?

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Bavarian style lager, light copper colored, medium build beer with a malty finish. In Bavaria, this beer is usually brewed in late summer to celebrate the bringing in of the harvest. With a fresh Festbier in hand, your celebration of the chilly “Mardi Gras” season will warm your heart.

(Beer added by: acrawf6 on 11-22-2006)
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Photo of JudgeRoughneck
2.13/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Aroma- ale-fruity with citrusy/ spicy hop. Not what I expect in the style but still very appealing. Really fruity.

Appearance- Dull, mirky bronze. Totally chill-hazed. Thin off-white head with lace. Really gross color.

Taste- This is super-light on the palate. Very dry. Vienna malt wants to be heard but doesn't stand a chance up against a prominent astringency, minerally bite, esters, and herbal (almost vegetal) hop presence.

Drink- I could, but won't.

This brewery makes some great beers and I was a big fan of the traditional german offerings I had from them at a recent beer fest, but this misses the mark big time. Disappointing.

JudgeRoughneck, Nov 21, 2007
Photo of LeRay
1.93/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

What can I say, but that I really didn't enjoy this beer at all. When I saw it on the shelf, I was really excited to try it out, but I was really disappointed while drinking it. The beer had a very strange taste and was really flat. I had to force myself to drink it all. I really hope this local brewery succeeds, but I haven't been too impressed by their beer so far. Maybe it was just a bad batch considering that the other two ratings are positive. I'll try it again and see if anything changes.

LeRay, Oct 28, 2007
Photo of BEERchitect
3.13/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hoping for great things from the brewery. Some different characteristics coming from this brew. Aromas begin with a heavy dose of malts (pilsner / vienna or 2-row) with a descernable earthy flavor with raw grains and corn. The beer's appearance is darker than most traditional Oktoberfests and the head formation / retention left me wanting more. Seems light on overall carbonation. The taste is more balanced toward the grain (barley) flavors and of the un-malted variety; leaving the beer tasting like green-beer or wort. A sweet caramel-like quality rounds the beer out, but the light hop additions keeps the beer sweet. A bit oily on the toung and lack of co2 makes the beer feel more weighted. Finishes with a sweet grain flavor. Not my favorite Oktoberfest, but certainly a different take on the style.

BEERchitect, Oct 09, 2007
Photo of acrawf6
3.83/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Pours out an dark copper/amber with a white head that lowers to a very thin sheet of bubbles over the beer.

Smell. Has a nice combination of malts and fruit. Malts are sweet, and slightly syrupy, with a little bit of oats. There are some candy fruit aromas, and some dehydrated peaches.

Taste. A good bit similar to the aroma. I get slight oat flavors in the malt, and a good amount of sweetness. Fruits come out with more dehydrated peaches, and just a touch of strawberry tartness. As it warms up, i really get the flavors of german malts. The aftertaste becomes dry with a small bit of roasted malts.

Mouthfeel. The weakest part, imho. Just a little too thin, and a little slick to the tongue. Good amount of carbonation.

Overall. I think this one is just a hair away from being a great beer. I think the aroma and flavor are quite nice, i just wish the body would have been a little fuller. Perhaps i would like it more on a hot afternoon, rather than this chilly night. But i think it is the best beer i've tried coming from them.

acrawf6, Nov 22, 2006
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Heiner Brau Mardi Gras Festbier from Covington Brewhouse
77 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.