Stoudt's Fest - Stoudts Brewing Co.
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District of Columbia
3.35/5 rDev -7.7%
I poured this into my Stone Brewing Co. pint glass.
A: came out of the bottle a solid gold color, with a purely translucent quality as well. The head was both massive and extremely fluffy.
S: German malty, bready, and with a touch of honey. Not too potent, but still on the radar.
T: No much grainy bitterness for my taste.... sort of like liquified sandpaper. When Marzens really shine for me overall is in the fresh, yeasty aftertaste, but this on didn't possess that quality. Quite the opposite.
M: The carbonation was fine, but the drinkability was hindered by the lack of lusciousness. Not much lacing on the glass, but the mouthcoating was somewhat brown sugary... without the intense sweetness.
O: Sort of bland and not very memorable overall. I've had worse....
10-11-2011 22:41:29 | More by Chaney
3.5/5 rDev -3.6%
Poured a nice and very clear ruby tinted brown with a good two finger hight head of off white, tannish colored lace. Smell was good, lots of bready ,malts with a kicker of bittering hops. Nothing spetacular but still a quality brew. Nice light feel and good carbonation stayed until the end. Overall this was not a bad beer at all. I have had better, but this was still very sessionable and something that I am sure wood not dissapoint. Defintly a tick above the average Oktoberfest, but nothing that was fall down awesome. Though the finish had a nice touh of sweetnes to it, some caramel and even a tocuh of roasted nuts that seemed to linger and push the flavor forward.
03-20-2011 22:21:32 | More by mikesgroove
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
Appearance: 1/2 inch head, orange-yellow in color, clear, moderate carbonation
Smell: toasted malt and grain
Taste: hints of chocolate, toasted malt, grain, and faint wood
Mouthfeel: sweet with a slightly bitter backbone, moderately high carbonation, medium bodied
Drinkability:One of the more interesting and complex marzens I have had in a while. I like the chocolate hints I get. Beat my expectations for this beer. I could easily have a six.
10-22-2010 03:30:34 | More by tigg924
3.48/5 rDev -4.1%
This beer pours a totally clear yellow-coppery color with a small amount of white head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing.
Aroma of bready and roasted malts, caramel and some nuttiness. I also detect a hint of spice (cinnamon comes to mind).
Taste starts out with bread/caramel sweetness and nutty notes that are soon kind of overpowered by the earthy/grassy bitterness from the hops. No big aftertaste however.
Body is light and carbonation is pretty high. This has an ok mouthfeel and is pretty drinkable.
Overall a solid Oktoberfest but nothing that I will remember in the future.
10-16-2010 22:56:23 | More by paulozanello
District of Columbia
3.73/5 rDev +2.8%
Copper pour, medium sized foam with decent retention. Aroma is of caramel, some toastiness, and minimal hops.
Taste is more of the same...a caramel toastiness and a hop profile that is unusually fruity..atypical for this type of beer, but a pleasant touch anyways.
Mouthfeel is crisp and light to medium bodied, and works with the taste well, resulting in good drinkability.
09-07-2010 03:47:27 | More by kshankar
3.88/5 rDev +6.9%
Pours a nice golden color (amazingly clear) with a thick, frothy white head that retains well...a real looker. The aroma has some fresh hay and grassy notes upfront, along with some caramel and toffee, toasted bread, and a hint of noble hops. The flavor also has fresh hay and grass upfront, followed by a caramel and toffee malt sweetness, floral and grassy noble hops, toasted bread, and a little alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium and drinkability is good but not gread. Solid but not spectacular octoberfest from Stoudts.
09-05-2010 02:27:25 | More by silver0rlead
British Columbia (Canada)
4.38/5 rDev +20.7%
A great Helles O-fest.
A: Bronze with an off-white head, good retention & lacing.
S: Steelie grass, floral & herbal with some bread & toffee from the malt.
T: Steelie grass, minty herbalness, floral, toffee, bread, good bitterness, hints of earthy sulfur from the lager yeast.
M: Moderate body is smooth with a crisp, slightly off-dry finish.
D: Lovin' it.
01-17-2010 20:34:15 | More by Derek
3.05/5 rDev -16%
Pours a light copper color with minimal soda-pop head which dissipates into a faint ring of lacing and not much more.
Hints of toffee malt, corn and a faint hop to the nose.
A bit sweet, but mostly tart and bitter in flavor. What malts exist are overpowered by bitterness and astringency. Although a proper yeast character balances out a quality marzen well, this does not have the delicious maltiness to create said balance.
Fairly light in body, but not to a watery effect. Crisp, but average.
Average is a description which keeps coming to mind here. Not as sweet or full-bodied as I prefer my Oktoberfest lagers. They did get the yeast/hop dryness correct, but could use more assertiveness in the malt department.
10-30-2009 12:54:13 | More by Natural510
3.65/5 rDev +0.6%
10.24.09 Lost Review
Pours a crystal clear pale copper color with a small tight white head that settles into a sparse cap. The aroma is sweet and a touch fruity. Caramel malt mixed with a fresh juicy hop. Not strong but nice. The taste is of caramel malt with an earthy tea like hop bitterness, hints of lemon and metal. Reminds me more of an APA than marzen. Light to moderate body with fizzy carbonation, good mix of sweet malt and bitter hops makes this easy to drink. A refreshing brew with no off putting flavors though it does seem a bit off style.
10-30-2009 03:15:56 | More by Gmann
4.43/5 rDev +22%
This is a delicious Oktoberfest. The bottle label is different than the one in the photo.
The color is a beautiful gold a trace of head stays around.
The smell is a malt/biscuit, very inviting.
The taste is how I imagine an American Oktoberfest bier should be. A little on the thin side but smooth in flavor, all malt.
This is a great fest bier. Stoudt's does a very good job on everything I have had from them.
10-22-2009 00:00:28 | More by confer
4.13/5 rDev +13.8%
Pours a golden orange, decent creamy head with decent retention. Smells of earthy and spicy hops, nice caramel maltiness. Tastes much the same, decent maltiness that is countered by a fairly strong herbal bitterness backbone. Some soft fruity sweetness complements the maltiness nicely, toasted grain present as well. Finishes very dry with some more bitterness and earthiness.
A really nice Oktoberfest, decent maltiness with a very pronounced hoppiness. Very similar to Victory's festbier, probably some of the best American interpretations.
10-12-2009 02:35:49 | More by bum732
Stoudt's Fest from Stoudts Brewing Co.
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