Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine and select auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

Heiner Brau Festbier Oktoberfest - Covington Brewhouse

Not Rated.
Heiner Brau Festbier Oktoberfest
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 3
Hads: 16
Avg: 3.25
pDev: 21.23%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Covington Brewhouse visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-04-2012

Brewed traditionally in Munich for the annual Oktoberfest, this brew is a Bavarian style beer made to celebrate the fall harvest. Oktoberfestbier is a fresh dark golden beer, similar to the Mardi Gras Festbier, and has a light malty finish.
View: Beers (12) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 3 | Hads: 16
Reviews by gritz147:
Photo of gritz147
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Covington Fest Bier has a thick, egg-shell-colored head, a mostly clear, bubbly, amber appearance, and practically no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is strong- pungent, sweet bread and the slightest touch of bitterness. Taste is of brown bread crust, a touch of water, and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Covington Fest Bier finishes crisp, easy drinking, and refreshing.


 392 characters

Photo of dorionray
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jmryan8
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Kpray23
4.28/5  rDev +31.7%

Photo of sd123
3.2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of RobertM
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of JayNat
2.1/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of rorjets
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of eclipse54
2.88/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 12 ounce bottle from optimator13 (thanks!) with a twist-off cap (that I unknowingly pried off with an opener) poured into a pint glass...

It pours a hazy copper/tangerine color with about a centimeter of fluffy, pure-white head. The head dissipates quickly and nearly entirely, barely leaving a ring of bubbles around the surface of the liquid.

The aroma is of a faint yeast, german malt and hops, some strange fruit (apple, pear), and various grains (wheat, straw, hay). The strange fruit sensation was unsuspected and, given a more dominant scent, I would suspect infection.

It tastes of german malts, faint hops, ample grains (wheat, hay, straw), some faint yeast, and a bit of the fruit character. Again, the fruity apple seems strange here.

Mouthfeel is crisp, smooth, and amply carbonated. Nothing outstanding, but certainly nothing wrong here.

Overall, a decent attempt at an oktoberfest/marzen. Certainly not the best on the market, but not off-putting or unpalatable by any means. Some might call it an average beer, but it's one I'm surely happy to have tried.

 1,079 characters

Photo of kingmaker
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
2.88/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz Brown bottle with pry-off cap

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper with little head despite a rigorous pour

Smell: Slight malt very weak

Taste: Theres a some malt but the flavor reminds me of a blonde lager with some biscuit notes but theres too much complexity without being interesting enough for my tastes

Mouthfeel: Medium body and good for the style

Overall: Im not sure what direction they wanted, either a lighter amber lager or a complex malty oktoberfest; it doesn't do either very well but has components of both. My suggestions either provide some more balance malt and hops or lighten up the finish

 620 characters

Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of ahommell
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +53.8%

Heiner Brau Festbier Oktoberfest from Covington Brewhouse
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.