Festbier | The Ruddy Duck Brewery And Grill

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
The Ruddy Duck Brewery And Grill
Maryland, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Momar42 on 07-16-2012

For Trade:
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by Momar42:
Photo of Momar42
2.71/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Ruddy Duck into a standard pint glass

A - clear, medium orange color with no head. Tiny bubbles try to form one but they just don't have it in them.

S - If I closed my eyes I wouldn't know there was beer in my glass. Sadly this is another in the long line of beers from the Duck that virtually NO nose. Not sure why or what is causing this but it let's me down every time.

T - a middling attempt at the German octoberfest style. To sweet, to weak and just enough character or bite. This is undeniably target at the American version (aka Sam Adams etc). It's drinkable but completely lackluster.

M - the sweetness causes it to be near cloying. It doesn't QUITE get there but close enough to not be desired. Just too heavy on the palate for such a weak beer.

O - at 5.5% it's fairly sessionable, but the praise ends there. Just too average (or below so in a few areas) to be of any note. I really would like to see this brewery take some risks. Without doing that there will never be any buzz about their beer.

 1,041 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of blackie
3.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draft at the brewpub served in a standard shaker pint. Golden amber in color with a small off-white cap. On the nose and palate, this one comes as a fairly average new world Oktoberfest. Caramel and bready toasted grain, on the sweeter side, with subtle touches of grassy hops. Sweet on the palate with only a slight bitterness to balance things out. Moderate in body and carbonation. Not good, not bad.

 403 characters

Photo of everlong353
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ckollias
3.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Viperman1316
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.95/5  rDev +0.3%

Festbier from The Ruddy Duck Brewery And Grill
2.94 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.