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Fall Fest - Abita Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 17.34%
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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4.5/5  rDev +39.3%

Bpierso1, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

BlueMoon10, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.8%

skriv, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

BigTrubble, Oct 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

crowsnest, Oct 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

hpthebull, Oct 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

duff247, Oct 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

Chaosfiend, Sep 30, 2013
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.

Brenden, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

mikerems, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Caskaway, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

KerryCummins1977, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Mikecap
3.61/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Mikecap, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

zachgroves, Sep 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

WeisenForEisen, Sep 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

claspada, Sep 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.9%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

memphischas, Aug 31, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

WDJersey, Aug 24, 2013
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bacher468, Aug 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.24/5  rDev +0.3%

JamesStreet, Aug 23, 2013
Fall Fest from Abita Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.