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Fall Fest - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.03%
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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-08-2002

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
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Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of rlee1390
3.47/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of scratch69
3.73/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a mug.

Appearance- Clear amber color with a fingers worth of lingering head. Fair amount of patchy lacing.

Smell- Caramel malt and baked bread aromas with a hint of nuttiness.

Taste- Similar to the nose with a touch of earthy hops.

Mouthfeel- On the light end of medium bodied with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- A decent example of the style. Not the best that I've had but certainly enjoyable.

Photo of Maltyduo
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Bpierso1
4.5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of skriv
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of BigTrubble
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of crowsnest
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of hpthebull
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of duff247
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Chaosfiend
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Brenden
3.15/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer's got a good look to it, a standard clear amber color with a head one finger tall and fluffy, densely compact but not rocky. Retention is good, and it takes time for this head to fade, and it never is smaller than about 1/4 finger at any point. Lacing is light, considering, but some moderate spotting, almost patching, is left on the glass.
The nose is light, mostly nutty with some caramel and bready malts along with lemony hops that almost go sour as a faint hint of a vegetal note flashes in and out.
The flavor indicates that the vegetal note may be a misinterpretation in my nose of the hops, leafy and a little herbal, and it's not bad. This is along with an overlying nutty character. It's a little harsh in its cooked corn sourness, and the plus side is that this particular aspect isn't all that strong. This certainly isn't right, though.
The body is too light, though barely, and too fizzy up front. It's crisp, yes, but it's not smooth or clean, and some harshness comes into the finish. This eases up very much as it warms. The finish is cleaner as well as the carbonation backing off.

Photo of mikerems
4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Caskaway
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of KerryCummins1977
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Mikecap
3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery, served in a plastic cup via a self-pour (classy, ya know?)

Appearance: Poured a medium brown with a nice fluffy two finger head that fades relatively quickly, not a ton of lacing on the cup.

Smell: Toasted bread, a good amount of caramel, and some earthy hop character. Also a bit of nuttiness. A good amount of aroma from a plastic cup.

Taste: I get a lot of malty flavor characteristic of the style, fairly sweet without being overpowering, and then some earthy and nutty flavors.

Mouthfeel: Relatively light bodied and easy drinking for the style some creaminess, not very bitter.

Overall: Surprisingly solid, and I'd drink this again. Not a heavy oktoberfest by any means, and worth a try.

Photo of zachgroves
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of WeisenForEisen
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of claspada
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of JasonMinck
2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of memphischas
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of KingBiscuit
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Fall Fest from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.