Schönramer Festbier - Private Landbrauerei Schönram
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3.48/5 rDev -7.7%
Appearance - This is a pissy light yellow in color with a small white head.
Smell - The grain is nice and right-on for the style but there's a sweetness here that ruins the nose.
Taste - The grain isn't bad but the overt sweetness threw off the taste. It's like the juice from canned cream corn. It's kind of sweet and kind of milky.
Mouthfeel - This is light-bodied with some nice carbonation.
Drinkability - It was just good enough to stay out of my sink but I definitely wouldn't recommend or buy again.
Update - Well I said back in 2006 that I wouldn't buy this beer again but did and boy am I glad. The offending sweetness that I found four years ago was absent and the grain here is very lovely. The overall flavor is classic festbier style and I really enjoyed the beer this time around.
09-17-2006 02:07:24 | More by RoyalT
3.65/5 rDev -3.2%
Radek's bottle from NYC. Orange wheat aroma. Creamy above average mouthfeel, great head on medium pear colour. Carbonation right there.Significant wheat. Decent drinkability.Not like the style,other than the caramel but a decent beer for the abv. Worth a try.
10-03-2010 22:16:49 | More by Sammy
3.6/5 rDev -4.5%
Been on a bit of a German beer kick recently, and this was one bottle in the arsenal. After taking a gander at the Marzen list, it is a bit too bad so many mediocre Am. offerings head up the list.
Color on this fella is a deep golden almost bordering on light copper. Some decent head retention that fades into a thin lace of tight foam around the edge. Lacing is pretty standard for style, meaning hardly any.
The nose is predominantly bright grain aromas with a lingering dried fruit character in the background: mainly raisin but also picking up on some fig.
Flavors are clean and a bit off style. A very welcoming barley field on a dewy morning followed by some lemongrass. Grains here are not too heavy-handed, which is pretty nice unless you are a stickler for this style.
Feel is crisp, clean, and bright. Dry enough on the finish to leave you reaching for another sip.
Overall, I am a big fan of this one. Definitely a bit of a different take on the style but not offensively. Although a Marzen, this would make for some solid summer drinking.
10-01-2010 03:49:09 | More by WOTO97
3.33/5 rDev -11.7%
A: The beer poured clear golden yellow in color with a two-finger white head, which quickly faded to a thin layer of bubbles consistently covering the surface. A moderate amount of carbonation is visible from the rising bubbles.
S: There are aromas of bready and toasted malts in the nose, which is relatively sweet; smells of caramel stand out in particular.
T: Like the nose, the overall taste is dominated by caramel flavors and has a moderate amount of sweetness.
M: It feels light-bodied and rather smooth on the palate.
D: The beer was easy to drink but nothing really interesting stood out about this beer that would make me want to have another one.
07-17-2010 20:36:05 | More by metter98
4.03/5 rDev +6.9%
500 ml from "Lifesource" S.salem. $4.79 Golden clear beer with a lovelly thick bubbly yet creamy off white head. Good malt driven aroma.mainlly caramel/fudge. The caramel/fudge aspect carries on into the taste yet its balanced by grassy hop making this very balanced indeed. I like. The extreme balance( is that even possible?) gives this a creamy smooth mouthfeel that just rolls over the tongue. I really liked this one very tasty
03-17-2012 02:15:11 | More by Reidrover
4.13/5 rDev +9.5%
A: Nice cloudy golden color, and a thin white head. Some lacing.
S: Very grainy, some fruit raisin maybe... also the breaded grainy smell, and malts.
T: Its very good, very clean and sweet up front, then the grainy grassy taste, very nice Marzen.
M: Very light and very smooth, I really enjoy it.
O: This is a very nice Marzen, I'm glad I grabbed it.
11-10-2011 01:33:45 | More by JMWEB2
3.03/5 rDev -19.6%
Mediocre Oktoberfest. Overly sweet with a corny aftertaste. The aroma is mildly vinous with some good barley but otherwise it's mostly just sugary sweet without a lot going on. The beer pours a relatively pale gold with a fluffy white head. The flavor is simple, sweet and boring. I might go even further than boring and call it mediocre. It's just too sweet. An alright beer, but sub-par for the style.
The abv is listed as 6.2%.
12-12-2009 04:27:14 | More by popery
3.95/5 rDev +4.8%
I actually had this a couple times in late 2009 and this is form my notes as I have some catching up to do (I always rely mostly on handwritten notes and then transfer hither).
Somewhat deep gold with a big, faintly off-white head steadily shrinking to a thin creamy top, a little weak lace.
Aroma is strong, full if somewhat simple helles-type aroma with stronger raisiny-sweet alcohol. It has a lot of somewhat yeasty bread, some barley, herbs, apple. It's quite nice and reasonably full-bodied.
Taste is as above mostly, starting clean, fruity and herbal, then with sweetish zesty bread, grain, apple, hints of herbs, grass and lemon. It has a rather zesty finish with light bitterness to balance the otherwise sweet-leaning character. It's a pretty nice, simple and slightly sweetish but otherwise firmly flavoured, enjoyable version of the light/helles-style of marzen.
09-08-2010 21:13:29 | More by Offa
Schönramer Festbier from Private Landbrauerei Schönram
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