Heiner Brau Festbier Oktoberfest - Covington Brewhouse
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2.85/5 rDev -11.5%
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.
01-05-2012 00:36:02 | More by eclipse54
1.35/5 rDev -58.1%
Thanks to optimator13 for this! It is not the Mardi Gras version...
A- Golden orange color with an inch of fluffy off white head. Settles quickly to a ring around the glass, very bubbly looking.
S- A little vegetative with a chalky bubblegum presence. Some light citrus on the back end. Light aroma and overall it seems off, I'm not a fan.
T/M- Watery, very very light flavor. What flavor is there, is a white bread taste followed by acetylaldehyde. Blah, just not pleasing. Body is light with bubbly carbonation, but almost non existent on the palate.
O- One of my least favorite beers. I love a good oktoberfest, which I think this is supposed to be (not positive due to the whole 2 versions of the same beer thing) but this was just shitty. Bland and watery. I would prefer Miller to this beer i'm saddened to say...
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2012 00:16:00 | More by TheGordianKnot
Heiner Brau Festbier Oktoberfest from Covington Brewhouse
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.