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Fall Fest - Abita Brewing Co.

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234 Ratings
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 17.39%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Fall Fest (September – November) is a Marzen-style Octoberfest lager. It is brewed with German Haullertau hops and pale and crystal malts. The result is a full-bodied, malty beer with a beautiful amber color.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-08-2002)
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

02-04-2014 16:55:55 | More by WVbeergeek
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EersandBeers

West Virginia

2/5  rDev -37.9%

01-30-2014 16:15:50 | More by EersandBeers
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SoCaliC8

California

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

01-17-2014 11:27:46 | More by SoCaliC8
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bernat1971

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

01-16-2014 02:28:06 | More by bernat1971
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

4/5  rDev +24.2%

01-15-2014 23:24:03 | More by DCdevyl78
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tvia84

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -6.8%

01-07-2014 23:16:25 | More by tvia84
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.03/5  rDev -5.9%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Thank you shan8454 for this trade.

Appearance: Amber with a thin white head. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Malts and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light to medium bodied. Taste of malts and some sweet sugary notes too.

Overall: This one is ok. Sweeter and lighter than most Octoberfest brews I have had.

12-30-2013 23:02:27 | More by Cavanaghty
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zbkai189

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

12-27-2013 02:46:22 | More by zbkai189
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

12-13-2013 18:27:30 | More by BeerMeBrah
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soju6

Missouri

3/5  rDev -6.8%

Pours a clear amber color with a small head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma is on the mild side with roasted malt, bit of malt sweetness and a bit of hops in the background. Taste of roasted malt, bit of caramel sweetness and a hint of chocolate. Has a subtle bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly medium body, crisp, quite smooth and refreshing. Not a fancy Oktoberfest, but still enjoyable.

12-06-2013 16:50:45 | More by soju6
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mobrockman

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

11-23-2013 19:08:20 | More by mobrockman
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MrMaestoso

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -6.8%

11-21-2013 03:37:00 | More by MrMaestoso
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pkalix

California

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

on to the weak beers!
slightly orangish color with a very nice head of frothy, creamy, white topping! very nice pour into the Golden Harvest masonry...
supposed to be 'Oktoberfest-like', and very commercial-like, as expected... no wonder I stick to those high-powered seasonal stouts...
taste is... commercial. nothing special here. typical. bland, but decent. looks beautiful upon pour, looks very german, but still very commercial and without the caramel malts. but then, this IS supposed to be an Oktoberfest-type brew.... Abita has solidified the market of commercial, yet slight craft-y brews. great drinkable (session) brews, but still nothing spectacular. widespread availability, relatively successful (financial) I imagine, but still nothing quite yet game-changing. VERY LIGHT, indeed... cheers!

11-16-2013 23:26:37 | More by pkalix
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TheResidentialOP

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-15-2013 14:35:52 | More by TheResidentialOP
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

11-13-2013 05:32:53 | More by Texasfan549
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agsourdough1

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +32%

11-10-2013 11:09:41 | More by agsourdough1
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +39.8%

11-05-2013 22:05:16 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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BeerDreadz

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

11-03-2013 01:34:34 | More by BeerDreadz
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Jonny_Tremain

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -6.8%

11-01-2013 15:30:13 | More by Jonny_Tremain
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GFD400

New York

4/5  rDev +24.2%

11-01-2013 01:07:30 | More by GFD400
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Travis1221

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-31-2013 21:18:25 | More by Travis1221
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -6.8%

10-24-2013 22:56:18 | More by kjkinsey
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slatetupelo

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

10-23-2013 05:35:47 | More by slatetupelo
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -6.8%

10-19-2013 16:31:46 | More by jaydoc
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.46/5  rDev +7.5%

A-Clear yellow orange, some carbonation, two finger fluffy head.

S-Malt, wheat, caramel, some grass. nothing else.

T-Very wheat heavy, straw as well. Some caramel, very malt forward, grass and dirt as well but not balanced.

M-Lighter, not much carbonation and watery.

O-The lack of balance hurts this beer, it is bland and doesn't offer much.

10-17-2013 23:22:25 | More by rlee1390
Fall Fest from Abita Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.