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Fest Bier | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by adamette on 01-03-2010

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Cleveland location. The menu notes: Imported German malts give this fest bier a deep copper color which is balanced by imported German noble hops.

The beer was light copper colored and clear with about 1 finger's worth of white suds. The aroma was nice, maybe more like a helles lager than a Vienna lager. Hints of biscuit and other mild malt aromas. Appropriately light flavored also, with biscuit and toast and just a little floral hops. Really good when you're in the mood for this style, but probably tough to order this when there are so many great house beers here.

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Photo of adamette
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes at the brewery:
Imported German Malts give this Fest Bier a deep copper color which is balanced by imported German Noble Hops. This beer is smooth and highly drinkable. Prost!

Poured from tap into a clean, clear glass.

A Light brown/yellow translucent with a nice, big creamy head. 3.5

S Light roast malt, some hops and an interesting but distant sweetness that I did not expect. 4.0

T Fair to good malt and hops balance. Somewhat weak but fair "Fest Bier." 3.0

M On the lighter side compared with other beers in the style. 3.5

D Good, as is part of what is intended for this style. 4.0

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Photo of ajm5108
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Straightforward but well-done. Good color & clarity. Aroma isn’t impactful either way, but drinks well. Malt is balanced - classic, rich German malts without being chewy or overdone - and doesn’t have the adjunct quality some marzens seem to have.

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Photo of MattSharpless
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Fest Bier from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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