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Weissenohe Monk's Fest - Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus

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BA SCORE
85
very good

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tempest on 10-22-2008)
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Reviews by drperm:
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drperm

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Unassuming mildly-cloudy tan/dark-apricot color in my Aventinus glass. It pours a generous white foam that calms down a bit without going away entirely.

Aroma: Nice! Toasty, inviting aroma with lots of caramel, a bit of earthiness, a hint of minerals, and a splash of...bath soap?

Taste: This is a fine one - nicely reminiscent of a Dunkel, and to me this hits the tongue and says, "autumn." Crispy, green apple bite with fine notes of homemade toast, lots of banana bread (especially as it warms!), an undercurrent of minerally caramel, mild noble hops, chamomile, and a faint hint of roasted veggies on the finish.

Palate: Approaching thinness, but the overall mouthfeel makes me think of the image of the happy Franconian monk on the label - jolly, agreeable, and pleasant.

Overall/Drinkability: I'm not a huge Märzen/O.F. aficionado, but this one is very nice! Quite flavorful and rich while remaining easily quaffable and easy-going. Perfect for a crisp Sunday afternoon in September. Nobody seems to know the ABV here. As a Märzen, I would expect it on the semi-weak side of things (somewhere between 4 and 5.5%?), but my constitution is suggesting otherwise. Don't throw these back *too* quickly!

I'm intrigued about this brewery. If you speak/read German, they have a fantastic website (but the Monk's Fest is nowhere to be found!). I hope to see more offerings from Weissenohe in my distribution neck of the woods soon.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2009 17:21:46 | More by drperm
More User Reviews:
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Brutaltruth

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A fine example of a fest beer. Pours a hazy/murky amber with thick beaded bubbles that dies down quickly to a big bubbled light foam with light clinging to the glass. Bready aromas and caramel malt on the nose. Light low carbonated mouthfeel with caramel malts and fresh bread up front and very VERY light bittering hops in the background. True to the style and VERY nice indeed. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 21:49:35 | More by Brutaltruth
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tykechandler

Indiana

5/5  rDev +32.3%

06-19-2014 04:08:28 | More by tykechandler
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jsh420

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

05-21-2014 03:40:48 | More by jsh420
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diverite

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-18-2014 22:17:55 | More by diverite
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starfall

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

02-26-2014 03:33:45 | More by starfall
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Jhanken

Iowa

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-03-2013 12:31:03 | More by Jhanken
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Pours a surprisingly dark brown color with a slight orange tint with a thin, off-white head. Very murky body with fine sediment and light carbonation.

Aroma:
Clean but thick malty caramel. Fresh bread with light toffee notes and even lighter citrus notes.

Taste:
The phrase "liquid bread" has never rung truer than it does with this beer. Rich caramel and a heavy nuttiness dominate the sweet flavor profile but with an unfinished quality... It reminds me of a sample of wort, fresh off the stove and ready for fermentation to begin. Malt seems a bit burnt. An earthy bitterness hits at the end.

Mouthfeel:
The thick body will slow your sipping as this is one heavy beer. It's very filling! Carbonation is nearly impossible to detect. Sweet, sweet finish.

Overall:
A fantastic example of the style. This is a meal in a glass, so prepare to sip it slow. I highly recommend this one to anyone who likes their beer malty and a bit on the sweet side.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 01:28:51 | More by alphagnome
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. White head, moderate retention, soapy lacing, light, clear copper body. Aroma includes a caramel malt sweetness, light bitterness and a nice classic German marzen crispness. Taste follows suit, with a nice nutty, chestnut flavor. Very easy to drink, quite flavorful.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2013 03:44:41 | More by KickbacksSteve
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-20-2013 16:29:54 | More by bigred89
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-14-2013 18:40:57 | More by GraduatedCashew
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MrDarcy

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-13-2013 15:59:42 | More by MrDarcy
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-10-2013 02:57:32 | More by BigOldOaf
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lord_jordo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-07-2013 22:01:17 | More by lord_jordo
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Tamaquadan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-04-2013 20:38:32 | More by Tamaquadan
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-27-2013 22:27:58 | More by Dcunicelli
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice amber color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a very thin cap

S: Very bready and malty. A bit of graininess, toastiness, and sweetness as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a bit of the grain and huskiness followed by a light toastiness. A hint of sweetness, but not much. Quite hearty and bready. A restrained hop presence sneaks in with a touch of earthiness and a faint herbal note. Finishes clean with a bit more husk

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very hearty and satisfying brew. Quite easy to drink and quaff. Certainly meets the style. Definitely one of the "truer" and more traditional O-Fest beers out there. Worth giving a shot

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 05:53:38 | More by BEERMILER12
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-21-2013 22:29:09 | More by splendidsplinter
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jgammoniv

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +19%

09-21-2013 00:45:38 | More by jgammoniv
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-13-2013 16:49:01 | More by Kahlerbock
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-05-2013 03:25:48 | More by brandonld23
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-12-2013 18:31:44 | More by MarvinSnyder
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-12-2013 21:06:33 | More by twenty5
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.85/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A very satisfying beer.

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle (with a ceramic stopper cap) into a pint glass. Honey-amber colored with off-white head. Lots and lots of noticable sediment. I like the hearty look of this beer but I know some will be put off by the amount of visible sediment.

Rich, malty aroma. Flavor is a mouthful. Lots and lots of malt. I can pick up notes of pears, dates, figs and a hint of caramel. Nice background of hops with lots of spices thrown in the mix (I'm assuming from the yeast sediment).

Very full and rich mouthfeel.

Lingering flavors of caramel. A tiny bit of caramel. Very dark-wheat bread-like.

I love this beer and will be drinking more of it in the future.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 22:30:34 | More by jmbranum
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-22-2012 01:07:52 | More by OldTime
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Weissenohe Monk's Fest from Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus
85 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.