Weihenstephaner Festbier | Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Germany
weihenstephaner.de

Style: 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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#26,966
Reviews:
656
Ratings:
1,651
pDev:
12.57%
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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueSpader
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chilmer
2.93/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spectru
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite pale with a foamy white head; A sweet musty aroma; the taste is slightly sweet and flavorful; Mouthfeel is smooth and foamy; A good drinkable beer.

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Photo of corywalston
5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of shelby415
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rostie
2.25/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Wer34truh
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.17/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1 pint 0.9 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, the brew date is "0227" which I understand to be the 22nd week of 2017 or about June 1, 2017.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, golden color with less than one-finger white head, good retention, slowly dissipated until a thin, mostly unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, medium carbonation, moderate lacing on the glass.

SMELL: faint to the nose, brown sugar and toasted bread.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel and lightly toasted bread, then a light kiss of noble hops at the end.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: I like this Marzen better than most because the roasted note is less pronounced and there is a more assertive hop profile, make no mistake, it's still a malt forward beer as you would expect from the style, I enjoyed this and would buy again no problem, I would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chazjunior
4.06/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very smooth Ocktoberfest beer. Not real heavy.

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Photo of atlandy
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pcrowell
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of anthony-s
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OzmanBey
4.94/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bankboy66
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a great beer but not your typical October fare. To me there is still a familiar Pilsner lager backbone. No caramel or sweetness to speak of. Give it a try

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Photo of Kayakguy
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daem3384
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hasse67
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of grover37
4.29/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spencer96
1.5/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Weihenstephaner Festbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,651 ratings