Fat Head's Duke Of Lager Fest Bier | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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40 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States
fatheadscleveland.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Hojaminbag on 03-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Fat Head's.

Pours a moderate copper color with a good white head with decent retention and some mild lacing as it goes down. The nose is slightly caramelized, though is comprised mostly of some doughy bread crust. A touch of grain as well. Some sweetness. The taste adds in a bit of continental European hops and some herbal and earthy qualities, though the baking aspects continue to man the fort. Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. Drinkability is pretty good, though nothing I would go out of my way to have again.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.41/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a pint glass at the brewpub

A- Poured a brownish red color with one finger of frothy head that left some decent lace

S- Pretty muted aroma, some sweet malts and light biscuit aroma

T- Biscuit, caramel, and earthy notes.

M- Smooth, some decent carbonation, easy drinking

O- An easy drinking marzen beer that didn't wow, but was a beer that went down easy. None of the nutty flavors or aromas I really like in an Oktoberfest.

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Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at Cleveland brewpub. A decent beer, though nothing exceptional for it or the style. Neutral aroma neutral taste,neutral apparance. A little creamy. Decent drinkability.Nothing offensive, but would want a little more maltiness, hoppiness and or smoke.

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Photo of jheberle
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Mike_E86
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ttylicki
3.52/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cpetrone84
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft at fat head's in Pittsburgh

A-pours a clear dark orange color with an off white dense head.

S-the nose is light, notes of caramel and toasted grain, light hint of diacetyl, bready malt presence with a touch of grassy hops in the back.

T-lots of caramel malt, toasted grain and lightly bready, notes of diacetyl, hints of brown sugar with a light grassy hop and lingering bitterness in the finish.

M-very smooth feel with a light body, good carbonation and a crisp clean finish.

D-nice balance with good malt presence and a light hop finish. i pick up some diacetyl in this to detract, without that excellent lager but even with an easy drink and has a nice balance.

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3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Fat Heads. Review from notes.

A: Pours a clear orange/amber color with a small white head that leaves a nice white cap on top.

S: Some caramel and bready malt, a bit of toasted malt and some grassy hops on the back end.

T: More caramel, lightly toasted grains, some bready malt, and some faint earthy/grassy hops.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation with a clean finish.

O: A decent marzen, just not really my favorite to drink.

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3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clean orange-ish to yellow color, with an off white head. In the aroma, an earthy sweetness. In the taste, semi dry earthiness and a small hop. A small hop bite and medium to light mouthfeel, with a semi dry earthiness in the aftertaste. Nice fest beer, with a nice hop presence.

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3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a cark golden orange body with a good head and some lace on top of a rather mild, airy aroma with hints of spice, a bready/grainy malt base and just barely any caramel or earthy hops. A light body that's slick, even a tad watery, with a dry hoppiness that is pleasant and has a grainy bitterness. Sweetness is minimal and for some reason I find that this is a very light marzen and I didn't enjoy it that much yet I could easily have a few and love it.

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3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ckollias
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on tap at Fat’s head.

A: Pours a copper-amber hue with a 1-finger head that quickly dissipates into a persistent lace.

S: Not a huge aroma – hints of toasted malts and earthy hops.

T: Slightly bitter with a caramel bready flavor.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent beer – but no where no the caliber of some of their other beers.

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3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Fat Heads

Duke of Lager poured a dark gold with some orange and autumn colors and arrived at my table looking a bit underwhelming. No head retention, anything that was there quickly became a ring.  Decent spotty lace remains but the beer didn't get off to the best start.  

Instantly I dunk my nose into the glass, even getting a bit on the tip of my nose.  I'm greeted with the aromas of sweet malts and just a kiss of earthy hops. Not terribly expressive but nice step towards marzen territory for a festbier. Certainly the most malty of the Fat Heads lagers. 

The beer opens up during the pint, so I encourage anyone rating to hold their judgement. At first, it was rather pedestrian and inexpressive, but finally some fruity and sweet malt emerged and combined well with the clean, slightly toasted malt taste. Not too grainy and really well rounded.

The beer is crisp and clean with a nice finish, nice carb and light body. Overall, I enjoyed this and think it makes a nice step into better beer for the novice. Also, it offers a few aspects, like the clean taste and balance between the malt and slight hops, that make it fun for the experienced drinker as well. This is a nice beer and packs just enough flavor into the experience to make it worthwhile.  

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