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Heiner Brau Festbier Oktoberfest - Covington Brewhouse

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Heiner Brau Festbier Oktoberfest
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Covington Brewhouse visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-04-2012)
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Photo of TheGordianKnot
1.35/5  rDev -59%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 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

TheGordianKnot, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of eclipse54
2.85/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

eclipse54, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
2.89/5  rDev -12.2%
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

Tuck_leepulin, Monday at 11:20 PM
Photo of sd123
3.2/5  rDev -2.7%

sd123, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

tbryan5, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

WDJersey, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of dorionray
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

dorionray, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of rorjets
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

rorjets, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of kingmaker
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

kingmaker, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +14%

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.


RonaldTheriot, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of gritz147
3.75/5  rDev +14%

gritz147, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of RobertM
4/5  rDev +21.6%

RobertM, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of ahommell
4/5  rDev +21.6%

ahommell, Sep 16, 2014
Heiner Brau Festbier Oktoberfest from Covington Brewhouse
79 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.