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Fat Head's Duke Of Lager Fest Bier - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Hojaminbag on 03-26-2010)
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

ejimhof, Jun 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

barflybastard, May 13, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Fat Head's.

Pours a moderate copper color with a good white head with decent retention and some mild lacing as it goes down. The nose is slightly caramelized, though is comprised mostly of some doughy bread crust. A touch of grain as well. Some sweetness. The taste adds in a bit of continental European hops and some herbal and earthy qualities, though the baking aspects continue to man the fort. Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, though nothing I would go out of my way to have again.

Thorpe429, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of Hoptometrist
3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a pint glass at the brewpub

A- Poured a brownish red color with one finger of frothy head that left some decent lace

S- Pretty muted aroma, some sweet malts and light biscuit aroma

T- Biscuit, caramel, and earthy notes.

M- Smooth, some decent carbonation, easy drinking

O- An easy drinking marzen beer that didn't wow, but was a beer that went down easy. None of the nutty flavors or aromas I really like in an Oktoberfest.

Hoptometrist, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at Cleveland brewpub. A decent beer, though nothing exceptional for it or the style. Neutral aroma neutral taste,neutral apparance. A little creamy. Decent drinkability.Nothing offensive, but would want a little more maltiness, hoppiness and or smoke.

Sammy, Jul 11, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jheberle, Dec 05, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Mike_E86, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

outoffocus, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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FreshZ, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Fat Heads. Review from notes.

A: Pours a clear orange/amber color with a small white head that leaves a nice white cap on top.

S: Some caramel and bready malt, a bit of toasted malt and some grassy hops on the back end.

T: More caramel, lightly toasted grains, some bready malt, and some faint earthy/grassy hops.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation with a clean finish.

O: A decent marzen, just not really my favorite to drink.

mdaschaf, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at fat head's in Pittsburgh

A-pours a clear dark orange color with an off white dense head.

S-the nose is light, notes of caramel and toasted grain, light hint of diacetyl, bready malt presence with a touch of grassy hops in the back.

T-lots of caramel malt, toasted grain and lightly bready, notes of diacetyl, hints of brown sugar with a light grassy hop and lingering bitterness in the finish.

M-very smooth feel with a light body, good carbonation and a crisp clean finish.

D-nice balance with good malt presence and a light hop finish. i pick up some diacetyl in this to detract, without that excellent lager but even with an easy drink and has a nice balance.

cpetrone84, Jul 02, 2010
Photo of OWSLEY069
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color, with an off white head. In the aroma, an earthy sweetness. In the taste, semi dry earthiness and a small hop. A small hop bite and medium to light mouthfeel, with a semi dry earthiness in the aftertaste. Nice fest beer, with a nice hop presence.

OWSLEY069, Sep 23, 2010
Photo of clayrock81
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cark golden orange body with a good head and some lace on top of a rather mild, airy aroma with hints of spice, a bready/grainy malt base and just barely any caramel or earthy hops. A light body that's slick, even a tad watery, with a dry hoppiness that is pleasant and has a grainy bitterness. Sweetness is minimal and for some reason I find that this is a very light marzen and I didn't enjoy it that much yet I could easily have a few and love it.

clayrock81, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of atone315
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

atone315, Sunday at 04:19 PM
Photo of ckollias
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on tap at Fat’s head.

A: Pours a copper-amber hue with a 1-finger head that quickly dissipates into a persistent lace.

S: Not a huge aroma – hints of toasted malts and earthy hops.

T: Slightly bitter with a caramel bready flavor.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent beer – but no where no the caliber of some of their other beers.

ckollias, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of jampics2
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Fat Heads

Duke of Lager poured a dark gold with some orange and autumn colors and arrived at my table looking a bit underwhelming. No head retention, anything that was there quickly became a ring.  Decent spotty lace remains but the beer didn't get off to the best start.  

Instantly I dunk my nose into the glass, even getting a bit on the tip of my nose.  I'm greeted with the aromas of sweet malts and just a kiss of earthy hops. Not terribly expressive but nice step towards marzen territory for a festbier. Certainly the most malty of the Fat Heads lagers. 

The beer opens up during the pint, so I encourage anyone rating to hold their judgement. At first, it was rather pedestrian and inexpressive, but finally some fruity and sweet malt emerged and combined well with the clean, slightly toasted malt taste. Not too grainy and really well rounded.

The beer is crisp and clean with a nice finish, nice carb and light body. Overall, I enjoyed this and think it makes a nice step into better beer for the novice. Also, it offers a few aspects, like the clean taste and balance between the malt and slight hops, that make it fun for the experienced drinker as well. This is a nice beer and packs just enough flavor into the experience to make it worthwhile.  

jampics2, Oct 03, 2010
Photo of IronCitySteve
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Fatheads Pgh.

A: Pours a bright dark orange brown color with a two finger foam head that dissipates to a film. There is some moderate lacing.

S: A little faint, but a decent amount of toast, crackers and caramel.

T: The beer starts off a with a sweet and toasty flavor of caramel and toast. In the middle the noble hops become slightly prevalent, giving the beer a nice balance. The beer finishes with a toasted grain flavor.

M: Leaves a dry and slightly bitter taste on the palate.

D: This is a nicely balanced beer, certainly tasty. One of the btter Oktoberfest beers I have tasted.

IronCitySteve, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fat Head's Duke of Lager Fest Bier has a clear copper color that looks a lot like a shiny new penny. A finger of creamy tan head sits on top of that body, showing some nice retention and leaving pretty good lacing behind.

The aroma has a dry, cracker-like toasted malt aroma with a hint of noble hops.

Up front is all pale malt. Big cracker flavors with light toasted notes and almost no sweetness. The finish has a moderate to low amount of spicy noble hops which carry through to the aftertaste. The whole beer is dry, light and crisp. Not especially flavor packed, but it's a solid lager. Also, the malt is a little bit on the light side for a fest bier, but it's still tasty.

The body is extremely light, with carbonation that is fairly high.

Fat Head's Duke of Lager is my first beer from the brewpub, and I will definitely be trying more. Like I said, it's a little bit light for a fest bier, but overall it is a good brew that went down quickly and easily.

Hojaminbag, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of nrbw23
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear copper color with a nice foamy white head. Head becomes a layer of bubbles and leaves some nice layered lacing.

S- Smell is toasted grains, crackers, and earthy hops. Also picking up some rye like spices.

T- A nice bready start, a bit of toffee, grainy and a bit of rye. A very solid example of the style.

M- Medium in body and good carbonation.

D- A pretty solid brew and a great change of pass since I usually on drink this style during the fall shocking I know.

nrbw23, May 23, 2011
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Fat Head's Duke Of Lager Fest Bier from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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