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Tanzelfest | Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG

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Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Fall

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Added by beerguy101 on 12-30-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by rallison:
Photo of rallison
3.13/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Labeled as Tanzelfestbier, but I assume that is a duplicate entry for this. Bottle is labeled 5.8%

A: Light golden color with a 1 finger head that recedes to an ok covering.

S: Light bready malts. Not much else.

T: Light bready malts with just a touch of floral hops. While quite drinkable, the flavor profile is just quite boring.

M: Light and well carbonated - drinkable? Yes. Something the come back to? Ehhh.

D: Good.

Overall, not that impressed. Sure, it's drinkable. But, for the cost of an import, I can't recommend it.

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Photo of Jredner
2.54/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Beer World of Largo

Aroma is malty/honey sweet with little else. The body is a light yellow/gold with a lasting, two finger thick white head. Wheaty/bready fore with more mild honey and malt notes in the middle. Very low key flavor movement and extremely narrow range with a watery finish and a decided lack of flavor intensity.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 1 Pint 0,9 fl.oz. (500ml) thin, slender brown glass bottle. Has a neck, obverse and reverse labels, which you so often see used by the Germans. Looks just like the BA Avatar. Has an advertised established date of 1308 and stated conformance to the Reinheitsgebot of 1516 on the main label. Under the words, ‘Aktien-Brauerei Kaufbeuren’, in Germanic font, the beer is listed as simply ‘Tänzelfest’ in a white Germanic font. No listed strength or Best Before Date despite the allocation of months/years on the reverse label they are “not nicked”. This is the only Tänzelfest beer in the World, that’s because the Free State of Bavaria only licenses the AktienBrauerei-Kaufbeuren to produce this beer to celebrate the locally held and ancient Children’s Festival held in the same old Reichstadt (imperial city) of Kaufbeuren, which is also the home of the Brewery, which helps I guess.

Appearance: Pale yellow gold body with a half decent white head during the pour but suddenly the head collapses and disappears before the beer even settles. Thin broken covering doesn’t impress. No streamers but a finely dissolved conditioning at medium levels.

Nose: The strength of the nose is depressed at best. Takes effort to extract and dissect this one. Biscuit malts with some light floral aromas. Low strength odors throughout and not that enticing. Gets a little sickly and corny as it warms.

Taste: Hmmm……listed as a Märzen/Oktobefest, not sure why as this is just another Helles to me. Does the phrase “just another German lager” ring any bells?!? Lightly toasted malts meld with a very low floral bitterness. Nothing at all here to get excited about.

Mouthfeel: Clean feel, refreshing and quaffable but definitely wanting in the feel. Has a thin aspect to it but overall it scrapes an average grading, somehow.

Drinkability: Tänzelfest takes place in the Summer (thanks to Asiana Airlines for that information), so I suspect that this “Tänzel-Fest-brew” is designed to be a thirst quencher drunk outside in the sunshine and downed in vast quantities. In that aspect it is a reasonably easy going brew and at 5.9% you’re not going to get wrecked during the day’s festivities. At home, and from the bottle it’s a little boring though.

Overall: A very average brew, nice straight from fridge but not that good as it warms, its appeal decays exponentially as the temperature rises. Keep it chilled and drink it fast, and it’s barely above average.

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Photo of beerguy101
3.36/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light gold color, medium head, with a light malty aroma. A light bodied marzen. Malts are slightly sweet and well balanced by slightly spicy hops. A nice tasting light refreshing beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Nice beer, very drinkable.

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Photo of orangemoustache
2.7/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a lightly hazy gold with a laughable little white head,I tried to pour it heavy to stir up some foam,but,to no avail.There were a couple small traces of lace,would have thought there would be more lacing,as sticky as this is on the lips.The nose is faint and smells like buttery sweet corn.I taste some sweet grains and under cooked corn bread,light hops and faint grassiness.The body is light and slick with lower than average carbs.This really reminds me of some overly sweet 40oz malt liquors I've had,just a touch better and with a little hop presence.Would be hard for me to drink another with so many others to choose from in the cellar(mini-fridge).

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Tanzelfest from Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG
Beer rating: 2.95 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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