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Heiner Brau Festbier Oktoberfest - Covington Brewhouse

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Heiner Brau Festbier Oktoberfest
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81
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 18.23%
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.
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 3
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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

RJT

Photo of eclipse54
2.88/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
2.88/5  rDev -17.9%
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

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Heiner Brau Festbier Oktoberfest from Covington Brewhouse
81 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.