Fall Fest | Abita Brewing Co.

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Fall FestFall Fest

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Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fall Fest (September – November) is a Marzen-style Octoberfest lager. It is brewed with German Haullertau hops and pale and crystal malts. The result is a full-bodied, malty beer with a beautiful amber color.

20 IBU

Added by kbub6f on 08-08-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.51/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Compared to the German varieties of Oktoberfests I've tried this one seems a little less malty and less full-flavored. Appearance is a medium amber shade with a somewhat large head. Aroma is weak, some light sweetness was noticed. Taste is pretty good, but the strength I was expecting was missing. Malts have a decent presence, but there isn't the fullness I'd like. Still, this is a tasty and well-balanced beer. Easily one of my favorites of the Abita line.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Aroma: Thin nose, not much here. A slight sweet smell, perhaps lightly toasted malt,
Appearance: Painfully clear dirty blond body with a nice cap of creamy white bubbles. Nice lacing.
Flavor: Again with the lightly toasted malt, with a fair spike of peppery hops. Balance is toward the sweet with a nice spicy aftertaste, almost ginger like.
Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy body with a slight chew. Nice carbonation level and fairly dry. Does leave a slight film behind, but oddly it doesn’t seem oily.
Overall Impression: Not really an Oktoberfest, but a Cajun cousin of the style. Kind of unfair to knock it for being off style, they never claimed a style. A good fall style brew for my money. Malty, but balanced. I could see this being a session for a good LSU game.

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Photo of masterbruewer
2.82/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a golden amber color with a thin head that dissappeared quickly. The smell was fruity and bitter.
The taste was fruity but thin. It was pleasant but didn't have the punch I'd expected from a Fall/October Fest beer.
The mouthfeel was average, decent carbonation and density.
This is a highly drinkable beer, but not that remarkable.

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Photo of Redrover
3.36/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this one on tap at the Acme Oyster House. Great place to eat while in the quarter.

Beer had a nice orange hue with good lacing and decent head. Nose was faint, but clear malt and some earthy aroma.

Taste was slightly disappointing. I enjoyed it, but know there is much better O-fests out there. Malt sweetness and slight hop presence, can’t overcome the thin mouthfeel. I also thought there was to much carbonation for this style.

Beer was not made to stand up to the spicy local cuisine, but would be fine with sausages and kraut.

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Photo of maxpower
2/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Golden-yellow color with a small white head, musty grainy corn aroma. Stale light malt flavor, some hops noticable in the finish along with some sourness, light bodied and watery, not even worth a try.

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Photo of budgood1
3.23/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours out a semi-clear light copper color. a rocky head leaves a nice deal of lace. french toast aroma, sugary sweet. tastes of sweet toasted caramel malts and other grains. medium body, just the right amount of smoothness, with a slight crisp finish. a bit of flowery hops. also a bit of astringency...like mega hard water...minerally. a shaky beer on it's own...this a beer to be paired with food, such as sauerkraut and sausage.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.95/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Deep copper color with a thin cream colored head that holds minimally. Not much lace. Limited aroma of some lightly roasted malts and some hop in the background. The Abita house character is present. Medium/light body with a moderate mouthfeel. The flavor is somewhat less that might be expected for a beer labeled "Fall Fest", but without calling it Oktoberfest that's fine. There's no obvious amount of Munich malt in here. The malt has a more "toasty" character. Not a sweet beer - well balanced with hops. Medium dry aftertaste with a touch of hop. A fairly pleasant beer, but with less character than most "Fest" beers.

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Fall Fest from Abita Brewing Co.
3.18 out of 5 based on 246 ratings.
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