Fat Head's Duke Of Lager Fest Bier - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
3.9/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
02-13-2011 14:51:17 | More by IronCitySteve
3.63/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
01-04-2011 13:24:23 | More by clayrock81
3.88/5 rDev +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.
10-03-2010 03:21:15 | More by jampics2
3.6/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
09-23-2010 15:32:06 | More by OWSLEY069
3.55/5 rDev -4.8%
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.
07-02-2010 00:31:25 | More by cpetrone84
4.13/5 rDev +10.7%
on tap at Fatheads last Friday, 16oz pour in a standard pint glass
A - about a fingers worth of slightly frothy white foam sits atop a light copper colored, crystal clear beer. impressive thin layer of lacing after almost every sip.
S - lightly toasted grains, stale wheat crackers, slightly spicy earthy hops. like a pale/light Headhunter.
T - kicks off with stale bread or unflavored croutons, very crisp and sharp. abundant amount (for the style) of noble hops step in, with a unique spicy and slightly citrus flavor.
M - medium bodies and a bit on the slick side despite being so clean flavored. moderate carbonation.
D - was sticking to some lighter beers for the evening and this was by far my favorite. very smooth and pleasant, yet had enough unique characteristics to keep it interesting. would love to see this on the menu more often.
03-29-2010 02:44:10 | More by Stigs
3.9/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
03-26-2010 18:47:59 | More by Hojaminbag
Fat Head's Duke Of Lager Fest Bier from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
84 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.