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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
Ranking:
#23,035
Reviews:
654
Ratings:
1,633
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
228
Trade:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

Thick, billowy , bubbly white foam head atop a a clear golden liquid with trails of carbonation. Nice lacings as the fistful of foam settles down.

Aroma of grass and grains.

Carbonation of the front of the tongue , light mouthfeel. Malts and grains.

I love this brewer and expected much, much more from this beer. It's light, not a lot of flavor. Quaffable for sitting at a beer table during Oktoberfest but this would not be my first choice of brew.

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Weihenstephaner Festbier from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 1,633 ratings
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