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Hebendanz Annafest Bier | Brauerei Hebendanz

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4.14/5
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4 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brauerei Hebendanz
Germany
brauerei-hebendanz.de

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Summer

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
4
pDev:
7%
 
 
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Hopfenpeter
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UncleJimbo
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at Annafest 2007.

This beer poured a dark amber color with creamy, white foam that clung to the mug. The smell was spicy hops and malt. The taste was dry malty with a touch of sweetness in the finish. Good spicy hops and some woody notes. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body and modest carbonation. A nice, dry malty flavor lingered pleasantly. This was a good, quite tasty beer, and good in a full liter.

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Photo of TKempe
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A perfectly clear amber fills up the glass, showing very little carbonation and only a small and short-lived head to speak of.

Nose and palate are defined by a good amount of malts, which gives a sweet, caramel-like and slightly dry character to the beer. Fruitiness and a trace of hops are present as well. After the second pour, yeast seems to become more apparent. The flavor finishes nicely in a hoppy fashion.

The only problem I encountered with this brew -- or maybe this particular bottle? -- is the mouthfeel. Though the body is all right, the level of carbonation is way to low (much lower than other beers in this style), resulting in a flat and weak texture. Hopefully I can try this nice beer again sometime.

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A second bottle of this beer gives a much better experience. Mouthfeel is not as weak, but quite lively and firm. Moreover, hops seem more pronounced and add to the complexity.

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Photo of HappyHourHero
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a foamy off-white head that faded to a thin film leaving a few specs of lace. Aroma of dark bread and spicy hops with a touch of caramel. Full malty flavor as it hits the tongue. Bitterness picks up midway through with a bit of grassy hop flavor that's a tad rough. Finishes with a nice mix of the malt and hops. Soft, smooth mouthfeel. A nice Festbier. I could sit at a table under the trees drinking this for the better part of a day.

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Hebendanz Annafest Bier from Brauerei Hebendanz
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 4 ratings