VolksfestBier | Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

VolksfestBierVolksfestBier
BA SCORE
3.58/5
47 Ratings
VolksfestBierVolksfestBier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
Germany
dinkelacker.de

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheSarge on 08-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,617
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
47
pDev:
9.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of scottford
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
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 Hazen
4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gunnar12
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
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 TheSarge
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
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 tubaguy
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

'Tis the season for fest beer and this one is a nice example! Pours a bright coppery golden color with a nice creamy head. Very bubbly. Nice smell: Subtle barnyard, floral and spice aroma. The first taste seemed a bit skunky but it improved quickly. Smooth, fizzy, creamy and drinkable with a slight bitterness at the end. All I'm missing is the beer tent and the German band.

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Photo of bryantan
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierman9
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I visited the Cannstatter Wasen in Stuttgart on 30SEP09, the counterpart to the München Oktoberfest. In the Schwabenbräu tent, I scored a Maß of their festbier, for 7.90EU.

I sat outside, on an upstairs balcony overlooking the fairgrounds. In front of me sat a 1 liter stein of beauty. Not only was the glass itself decorated with a colorful, festive motif, the contents were equally gorgeous. This Festbier was a clear, rich, copper color, with sporadic carbo slowly heading upwards. It had a creamy, light tan head which lasted well through the night, leaving a solid layer of froth and excellent lacework. A bready aroma meets the nose, with light florality mixing in. Solidly smooth on the tongue, the liquid was of medium body.

Light malts are present, with some toasty notes and a bit of biscuit. It's easy on the sweetness, though with just enough to sate you. The finish has floral hops doing their thing, but with more of a spicy bite, somewhat akin to Sam Adams Ofest. Better looking than tasting, but still hits the spot, especially in this particular location. Zum Wohl!!

3.95
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | drink: 3.5

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of McGrumpster
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of whatsgoody
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Sellen
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BBQWhisperer
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ckollias
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%
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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Photo of ColSanders123
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigRizz62
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of fourstringer
3.58/5  rDev 0%
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.

Prost!

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Photo of jimdisser
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
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 Bluegrass49
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
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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Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 47 ratings
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