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VolksfestBier | Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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Brewed by:
Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TheSarge on 08-11-2008

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 42
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2.81/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up at my local getraenkemarkt. Clear yellow pour with two finger quickly fading head and minimal lacing. Somewhat sweet and grassy nose with a hint of metal to it. The taste is slightly herbal with a touch of toasty malts adding to the sweetness. Slight bitterness on the finish, but the balance is on the sweet side. I'm getting a bit of the metal from the nose in the taste along with a hint of lemon. Slightly carbonated and tart finish, but the sweetness dominates and hurts the drinkability for me.

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Photo of Todd
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of BBQWhisperer
3.72/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tomislav
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottford
4.02/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark gold color with a pale white head. Great, strong smell that almost reminds me of an ESB. But the taste is great! Strong, but not overpowering, tastes engulf your palate.

Overall this is a great beer. I really like it. I don't think it's sold anywhere other than the Stuttgart area unfortunately. If anyone can get there hands on this beer, then you should definitely do it.

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Photo of Bluegrass49
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard 16 oz. ale glass. Clear golden color with an off-white 1 1/2" head which hung around for 1-2 minutes. Overall, the look, feel and taste were all pretty much just above average.

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Photo of fourstringer
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 0.5L swing top bottle into a flared pint glass. Moderate hand. Stamped 18513 06.

A: Rather hazy, honey-colored body with 1 finger of mostly white head. Good retention. Light lacing.

S: Yeast, bready malt. Wheat-esque fruit notes, including apple and banana. Slight spice. Somewhat light, but nice.

T: Slightly spicy yeast opens. Tempered wheat and malt notes quickly transition to a noble hop-fueled bitterness. Closes mostly dry. Minimal alcohol presence. Lingering floral hops and hints of wheat in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate to high carbonation with a fairly prickly feel. Light to medium body. Lacks a certain smoothness.

O: The flavors on this one seems a bit muted. Somewhat muddled overall. The wheat notes were unexpected. I do like the hopping, which is probably the high point.


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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bright golden body with big foaming white head
Smells like good white bread baking
Malt and silver coin flavour
It does have a good mouthfeel though

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Photo of TheSarge
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

VolksfestBier comes in a flip top half liter bottle. When poured it produces a vast amount of off white head, which sticks around for a good while. The body is light amber in color; also it's quite clear and bubbly.

Aromas and taste are husky and grainy with slight metallic and herbal hops character.

This brew is quite smooth, crisp, and well balanced. It finishes with a unique creaminess.

All the way through this is a great beer. A prime example of a fest beer.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.96/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a dimpled mug.

Look: It looks like a mug of melted caramel with a light cream colored top. There's not a lot of lacing, but the head settles to a nice film.

Aroma: Admittedly, there's some skunk but otherwise faint caramel, toasted malts, and toffee.

Taste: Very easy on the palate, soft caramel and toasted grains ease their way down the gullet. There's some tea tanginess in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and creamy, very easy going down.

Overall: Very drinkable, and very smooth. Nice price point as well.

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Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Edgarallenpoor
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of ckollias
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this swing-top bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark golden hue with a 2-finger white hue that quickly dissipates leaving a wispy lace.

S: Grain aroma followed by a mild lemon zest and mild hops.

T: Toasted malt flavor with that hint of lemon zest as was present in the smell. Finishes slightly hoppy and bitter.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent beer and worth a try but nothing I would drink on a regular basis.

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.06/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jimdisser
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not much to it, but it's nice. Nice color, crisp, clean. A slight aftertaste of hoppyness but fades immediately. Definitely a session brew.

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Photo of zeff80
3.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.6/5  rDev +2.9%

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VolksfestBier from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
3.5 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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