Autumn Fest - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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2.17/5 rDev -38.5%
A: Very clear toasty brown color with slight reddish hue, big frothy 1.5 head that fades pretty slowly
N: Nose has some malt, sweet molasses, and a touch of vanilla and roast, slightly nutty, the nose seems pretty artificial
T: Blech! Some malt and sweet dark flavors, taste a lot like an extract brew, some nuts and nutmeg, sticky fake sweetness, a slight bitterness, pretty watery otherwise, slightly roasted fake firesmoke like taste, some vanilla, its pretty fake tasting
M: Very watery and light
F: Almost don't want to get to the finish, but its inevitable, the sweetness dries quickly, leaves a dirty earthy nutty and nutmeg taste, slight cinnamon, leaves a nagging bad bitter taste in the mouth
Final thoughts: Until this beer I was a big fan of Weyerbacher. This beer alone has made me think twice about that. It's like a fake version of a Fireside or bad Autumnfest. Pretty sweet, artificial flavors, Almost a drain pour... wait, I think it IS a drain pour!
08-28-2009 00:40:40 | More by jlindros
2.25/5 rDev -36.3%
A - Nice copper color, thin head, pretty carbonated..
S - Smells a little spicy, nothing outstanding I can pick out here.
T - Very bland, is it just me or do this year's fall beers seem to be lacking, last year most of them were phenomonal...
M/D - Blah.
08-14-2009 18:31:19 | More by JoshW
2.3/5 rDev -34.8%
*did not like at all and would never buy*
app: deep copper but a little bit dull. suddsy white head.
smell: odd hop headache smell. normal malts from a fest but a bit trashed smelling.
taste: yuck. candied fake sugar spiked flavor sneaking around in there.. like some of the avery beers. odd hops un balanced non uniform flavors. the flavors are everywhere and fatigue my tounge.
mf: fine, a bit thick in the back of the throat but fine.
drinkable?: not much
10-04-2007 02:42:37 | More by AndoBrew
2.33/5 rDev -34%
Served in the 12 oz. bottle. The color is amber, with a light wisp of white head. The smell is an off sweet malt. The taste is almost the lightstruck taste...the malt character barely covering up the terrible bitterness. Mouthfeel was somewhat smooth. As for drinkability, I doubt I'll be able to finish this one, so why would I want another?
I hope I just got a really bad bottle, because otherwise this beer is not good . Some of Weyerbacher's beers can be quite good, so this isn't a brewery-wide problem. If this is a bad batch, then maybe I can have another, but for now, I won't.
11-04-2003 03:34:10 | More by beergeek279
2.35/5 rDev -33.4%
This beer pours a slightly hazy amber color with a rapidly disappearing head and no lacing. The aroma is of leaves and nuts with a hint of earth and caramel. The flavor is mild caramel with earth notes and an odd tang in the finish. It's mouthfeel is light-medium. Weyerbacher Autumn Fest is an average beer, a bit odd, but not bad. Recommended.
10-27-2012 06:44:14 | More by B967ierhunter177
2.48/5 rDev -29.7%
Got this brew at a local store...
A: Murky rust color with a 1/2 inch white head that quickly fades to just a small film atop the brew.
S: Not much going on in the scent. Need to breath hard to get a good whiff too. Hints of oak, malts, and port. Slight raisin / dark fruit in the middle. Ok.
T: Like biting into a super watery pumpkin. Loads of water upfront with pumpkin on the backend. Not much else going on in this brew. Eh.
M: Too much water, not enough carbonation on this one.
D: Goes down too easy, like a bud light, for the wrong reasons.
All in all, this brew sucks. Nothing special going on. This needs more flavor to it. Way to much water on this one. My advice, do not bother hunting this one down. Not much to offer.
03-10-2010 03:36:57 | More by steve8robin
2.53/5 rDev -28.3%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Beer looks nice coming out of the bottle and into the glass. A burnt amber color with a nice white head. Some lacing is left. Downhill from there.
Aroma is a weak malt. Hints of caramel. Mostly a corn smell. Sweet almost malt liquor smells as well. Not very "autumny". In fact, not impressive at all.
Taste is rather unimpressive. Watered down and sour. Some caramel, no hops, sweet. Smells and tastes very off. Doesnt really seem to be a bad beer, just not well made, in my opinion.
No mouthfeel. Very watery and hardly any body. I only bought a six pack, but I should have purchased a single. Not a very good beer. I like most other Weyerbacher offerings, this one completely misses.
10-07-2006 17:46:06 | More by SaCkErZ9
2.55/5 rDev -27.8%
Found this a little odd, and hard to pin a style or flavor. It appears a deep orange color with a slight head, but first and foremost the smell. It was all about rusty water, almost like well water I had when I was real young, then the grain smells came around, but not enough. Mouth was slightly better than average because you could feel there was content and was a little sour .
Taste? At first I wanted to say pale ale, as it resembles the bitter taste, but it was sour and had a remote note of fruit. It also was more wheaty flavored with a touch of ale strength but, you know, I'd prefer a cleaner ale because I still could not figure this one out.
Drinkability? Wouldn't again. I got several Octoberfests to try, and while this is a better beer than your average ale, it just didn't make any kind of impression.
09-25-2005 00:50:48 | More by Ricochet
District of Columbia
2.58/5 rDev -26.9%
From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 9/22/11
A: Dirty ruby-brown-amber. A standard pour yields a 1.25 finger head and moderate lacing.
S: Egh - like burnt rubber. What is this, a South African Pinotage?
T: Call it an Amber if you will, but this redheaded stepchild feels more like a hybrid of a nutty brown ale and yeasty Belgian Golden. It's really weird and uninviting.
M: Well at least it feels nice. Good carbonation and texture improve this beer a bit, but can't completely pull it out of the muck.
O: Weyerbacher makes some really good beers. This, their Autumn Fest, isn't one of them.
10-12-2011 23:05:41 | More by Rhettroactive
2.58/5 rDev -26.9%
Poured a perfectly clear brown in color with a centimeter thick head.. The head receded to formy a spotty film. Mouthfeel was odd. For a fall seasonal I was expecting something more juicy (which this beer was trying to do) but it had a sudden dry smack on the lips that left me wondering what the hell was going on. Nose is malts that have soured. Flavor is all malts with just a slight hop bitterness towards the very end. Malts come across as bits of biscutis, toast, little bits of pumpkine pie spices and overripe fruit. It was the overripe fruit that knocked this beer off for me. As representative of the style the malts in the beer were too sour and not rich enough.
09-22-2005 00:48:32 | More by MuddyFeet
2.58/5 rDev -26.9%
This beer poured into the glass amber that looked rather sharp in the light. The head was an off white in color that did not last long. There seemed to be very little lace to none at all. The aroma was almost non-existent. Slight hops, malt and spices. The taste was just there. It had a prominent perfume flavor. Some malt and hop bit but if it was not perfume it would have hardly no taste. Sorry, maybe it was the bottle I got , but not a good beer except the color.
12-16-2002 09:17:00 | More by Jarod
2.65/5 rDev -24.9%
I had this on tap at The Pike Cafe in Reading, Pa. It was served in a pint glass.
Arrived a fairly clear light amber with a 1/2 finger head of off-white bubbles. This falls to just a ring, with minimal lacing. Carbonation looks medium to high.
Aroma is faint toasted malt, like Munich, with faint spicy hops way in the back. Smells kind of sweet. This isn't real aromatic.
Flavor is pretty sweet toasted malts, with a very soft hop bitterness and a barely present spicy hop flavor. There is some vegetal off flavor coming through in the aftertaste, probably DMS. Flavor is lacking.
Mouthfeel is on the thin side, with medium carbonation. The thinness makes this seem more carbonated than it is. Finish is short and empty.
This is probably the most disappointing beer I've had from Weyerbacher to date. Their stuff is usually dead nuts, but this one leaves alot to be desired. Not enough malt character for a good fall seasonal, IMO.
11-05-2005 12:38:43 | More by jakester
Autumn Fest from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 446 ratings.