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Heiner Brau Festbier Oktoberfest | Covington Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Covington Brewhouse
Louisiana, United States
covingtonbrewhouse.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed traditionally in Munich for the annual Oktoberfest, this brew is a Bavarian style beer made to celebrate the fall harvest. Oktoberfestbier is a fresh dark golden beer, similar to the Mardi Gras Festbier, and has a light malty finish.

Added by MasterSki on 01-04-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
17
Avg:
3.24
pDev:
50.31%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 17
Reviews by eclipse54:
Photo of eclipse54
2.88/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 12 ounce bottle from optimator13 (thanks!) with a twist-off cap (that I unknowingly pried off with an opener) poured into a pint glass...

It pours a hazy copper/tangerine color with about a centimeter of fluffy, pure-white head. The head dissipates quickly and nearly entirely, barely leaving a ring of bubbles around the surface of the liquid.

The aroma is of a faint yeast, german malt and hops, some strange fruit (apple, pear), and various grains (wheat, straw, hay). The strange fruit sensation was unsuspected and, given a more dominant scent, I would suspect infection.

It tastes of german malts, faint hops, ample grains (wheat, hay, straw), some faint yeast, and a bit of the fruit character. Again, the fruity apple seems strange here.

Mouthfeel is crisp, smooth, and amply carbonated. Nothing outstanding, but certainly nothing wrong here.

Overall, a decent attempt at an oktoberfest/marzen. Certainly not the best on the market, but not off-putting or unpalatable by any means. Some might call it an average beer, but it's one I'm surely happy to have tried.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Covington Fest Bier has a thick, egg-shell-colored head, a mostly clear, bubbly, amber appearance, and practically no lacing left on the glass. The aroma is strong- pungent, sweet bread and the slightest touch of bitterness. Taste is of brown bread crust, a touch of water, and mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Covington Fest Bier finishes crisp, easy drinking, and refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of dorionray
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of jmryan8
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Kpray23
4.28/5  rDev +32.1%

Photo of sd123
3.2/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of RobertM
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of JayNat
2.1/5  rDev -35.2%

Photo of J-Dog86
2.63/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rorjets
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of kingmaker
3.5/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
2.88/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz Brown bottle with pry-off cap

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper with little head despite a rigorous pour

Smell: Slight malt very weak

Taste: Theres a some malt but the flavor reminds me of a blonde lager with some biscuit notes but theres too much complexity without being interesting enough for my tastes

Mouthfeel: Medium body and good for the style

Overall: Im not sure what direction they wanted, either a lighter amber lager or a complex malty oktoberfest; it doesn't do either very well but has components of both. My suggestions either provide some more balance malt and hops or lighten up the finish

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Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ahommell
4/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of gritz147
3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +54.3%

Heiner Brau Festbier Oktoberfest from Covington Brewhouse
3.24 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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