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Red Hill Festbier | Red Hill Brewery

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Brewed by:
Red Hill Brewery

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 07-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
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3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried on-tap at the GABS festival 2013 in Melbourne.

Pours a pleasant copper colour, quite clear and light, but unfortunately with very little head. What's there is a slight bubbly ring that granted does leave some rings of lace as well as it goes down. Not the greatest look, but not bad.

Nose is coppery at the start, with a slightly rustic grain character to it—it is certainly reminiscent of the big German märzens, at least. Some apple comes through as well, which is slightly less good, but it's still reasonably decent.

Light and crisp entry on the palate with a suggestion of spice. This spiciness turns into a true phenolic character mid-palate, giving a slight overtone of medicine. On the back is some pleasant crisp German grain characters which clean it up somewhat.

Feel is light and biting.

Overall, it's decent enough, and it has that solid attention to mimicking the attributes of the style that I always appreciate in Red Hill. It is a little dull, however, and doesn't really do anything to excite me: even if it is solid, decent and well-made.

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3.54/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a gold colour, clear with thin rim of webbed-out lace. Looks a bit still and listless.

Smells quite German. Malty notes with a touch of oats, sourdough and caramel. Big brassy note as well. Malt-driven nose; not bad.

Taste runs along similar lines. Oatmeal, sweet caramel malts drive through this. Slight metallic touch on the back but otherwise pretty simple, easy-drinking malt-driven beer.

Decent body, goes down smoothly and quite pleasant overall.

Trust Red Hill to bring something traditional - conservative, even - to a festival like this, but do it very well.

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Red Hill Festbier from Red Hill Brewery
3.52 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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