Weihenstephaner Festbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: German Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A full rich bodied, hoppy, seasonal lager. Especially brewed for the Festbier season. This beer truly represents the Bavarian way of celebrating. Deep gold color, great mouth-feel and lots of flavor. Prost!

Added by mzwolinski on 10-27-2002

BEER STATS
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#25,345
Reviews:
673
Ratings:
1,712
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.15/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Euro Brews just not my thing.

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Photo of CaptainHate
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good thing I know the difference between a festbier and a marzen because there was a time where I'd have gone WTF at the pale clear yellow color and fluffy head. Smell was light funk, bread and grass. Taste was pleasantly sweet. Mouthfeel was crisp and sharp.

I was afraid that it was too late in the season and this may have fallen off. Not a problem to me! I can imagine being in a beer hall and drinking lots of these.

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Photo of Eric_T_07
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jak
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mfigueroa713
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a pale yellow with a large foamy white head. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is biscuity malts, toasted bread and floral hops.

T - The taste is biscuity malts, toasted bread, honey, pear and floral hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a clean crisp finish.

O - This is a nice easy drinking Marzen.

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Photo of Avatar113
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nass
2.85/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Does not taste like a festbier to me. This taste more like a regular pale lager & not a very good one at that. I am disappointed in this beer. Cheers! C

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Photo of omahawk
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoshuaShort13
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllOfTheCats
2.65/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rjp217
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Date code 8238, sampled on 10/06/18.

Very pale yellow, totally transparent with two fingers of tightly compacted head.

Smells light across the board, but not in a bad way. A mild bread like quality and some hops are noticeable, but just enough. There is also that light German beer yeasty funk.

Slight bitter hops hit first, followed by a light honey sweetness. I also get some grassy notes and the aforementioned funk.

This might just be the lightest colored beer I’ve purchased in years and one of the more light tasting as well. It isn’t bad at all and I like like that it is considerably less caramel forward than their Oktoberfest collaboration with Sierra Nevada.

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Photo of charrel
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brewtalthrone
4.76/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BenHoppy
2.9/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jondoeworks
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CervezaNY
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Flathead5173
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a paler gold, has lots of sweet malt esters, almost more like a weizenbock or dopplebock, though balanced out with some dry grassy hop & crisper malt - still, just a bit too sweet than what I think of in a marzen

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Weihenstephaner Festbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 1,712 ratings