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Uncle Fester - Union Barrel Works

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Union Barrel Works visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: Kegatron on 10-26-2009

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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by PSUBeerman:
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2.93/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap, sixtel

It's hard to believe this is an Oktoberfest beer, it tastes more like a typical lager more than anything.

Pours a little flat, pump up the CO2 for more head appearance. I was advised to do this when I purchased it. Decent color

Sweet aroma, nothing too pronounced here.

Flavor was okay. Not in the lines of a marzen, but not bad. Again, sweetness comes through

Carbonation and bite should definitely be more involved. I can't determine why this is a marzen. A little more thought to the style could have been established. It was okay to drink, and actually, most people liked it. But, definitely not to style.

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3.51/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ at the brewpub on 10/24/09. Served in a pint glass via an awesome looking Uncle Fester tap handle, complete with a lightbulb in his mouth!

Pours a deep amber, with a finger of frothy egghshell white colored head. Solid retention throws a nice looking smattering of lace up on the sides of the glass. The aroma has a strong bready and eggy smell to it, more toasty than sweet, with a touch of citrus, and some lighter floral spicy hop character mixed in.

Sweetness comes out more in the taste, with a flush of toasty malts across the palate. Noble hop character is much more aggressive here, giving this a festive spicy bitterness. The finish is a tad more sweet than dry. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a bit lighter, with a gentle sharpness to it and relatively easy feel.

Not bad. I wish that this had a bit more evenness between the aroma and taste, and the body could have used a touch more beef, but for the most part this was decent and quite drinkable. Plus I have to give them points for actually getting creative with the name, instead of justing calling this "Oktoberfest" like every other place seems to.

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3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Murky ice tea color has a thin, bubbly beige head that caps well with some retention. Light isolated instances of carbonation lingers about while the lacing is sparse on the coverage offering but a few whispy splashes.

S: The aroma is light with sweet toasty grains, perhaps Vienna? that was moderate in strength. Sweet toasted grains with a Vienna type of sweetness more so then munich.

T: Lightly bready, really clean flavor wise with just enough toastedness to give it some flavor while maintaining a light drinking affair by the pitcher. Things end with a small flash of noble flowers

M: light to medium, with a quiet state of carbonation. A show of noble flowers partake on the tongue upon the swallow.

O: Sweet toasted grain base maintains flavor while lending to its true intention as a high consumption rate that is easy on the down. Good level of balance clean and light.

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Uncle Fester from Union Barrel Works
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