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:
#34,709
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
47
pDev:
9.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of beerdrifter
2.81/5  rDev -21.5%
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.

 515 characters

Photo of drpimento
2.86/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Seems like the Brewmaster was told to make an Oktoberfest style beer, but had to brew it with existing inventory. Beer has a slight toffee aroma. Flavor is sweet, a little malt, and some carbonic tang and that's about it. Appearance was a small creamy head. Body is strange- all the parts stand apart and don't work together and are somewhat unpleasant Totally forgettable beer. Give the bottle to a homebrewer.

 411 characters

Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottled
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

 158 characters

Photo of Hellpop65
3.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bat6
3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a swing-top into a pint glass

L: vigorous pour produces massive head that dissipates quickly to virtually nothing. nice golden color

S: grassy, hint of lemony citrus, some grainy pale malt but not much

T: hints at sweet pale malt. hints at fresh cut grass and lemony citrus too but overall the flavors are pretty underwhelming. clean finish, almost metallic

F: thin w/ low carbonation. very smooth

O: uninspired. it's like a "marzen light", you could drink a lot of these without thinking about it but I'd much rather drink regular marzen

 557 characters

Photo of stevoj
3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very malty with a musty aroma. Taste is of bread and grass. Pretty average for a marzen/festbier . Much better enjoyed in the tent at the Cannstatter fest.

 155 characters

Photo of Todd
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AltBock
3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old fashioned 500ml swing top bottle. This bottle has a cream colored shield label with the Schwaben Brau crest that has a man and a woman in traditional German clothing on opposite sides. The man on the left is playing the trumpet and the woman on the right is playing the cymbals. I don't know hat kind of music will come out of those two instruments together, but it can't be good. Below the couple is the name of the beer and brewery in gold letters inside a green banner. The back label has the same picture on the front and 2 big paragraphs written in German. At the bottom of the back label is the barcode and a best before date. My bottle was best before January 16th 2009.

Appearance: I decided to pour this German Lager into my Brooklyn Brewery Imperial pint glass. Out of this old fashioned bottle came a beer that was clear, pale, and a bright sunshine yellow color. This yellow color was a shade under being a gold color. On top of this yellow beer was a 3/4 of an inch head of pure white foam. This head of foam quickly fizzled down into a string of white rings and about 3 small spots of white lace. Standard German Lager appearance.

Smell: The aroma of this beer was very grainy. The good thing about this grainy aroma was that it was grainy with toasted malts. You know it couldn't have been brewed corn and rice since it was brewed in Germany. Behind the malts was a hint of apple juice and a smidgen of crispy floral hops. I thought that was the end of it, but when the beer really warmed up, a dash of black pepper, a touch of caramel, and little lemon zest emerged. Even when those new aromas emerged, I still thought it was too grainy.

Taste: After the grainy aroma, I thought this beer was going to be very grainy with malts followed by a touch of hops. That wasn't the case with this beer. Instead, the taste was lightly toasted with toasted malts, a splash of lemon zest, a touch of green apples, and plenty of crispy floral hops. Even though it was better than what I had thought it was going to be, it was still slightly above average for the style. It was nothing too special.

Mouthfeel: This was a light bodied beer with plenty of crispy carbonation and a slightly toasted aftertaste of toasted malts, a little lemon zest, and crispy floral hops. I liked the strength of the aftertaste and the fact that it didn't wash away at a drop of a hat.

Drinkability: This was another above average session German Lager. I was just glad that the taste of this beer wasn't as grainy as the aroma. That would have been a disaster if it had done that. Even though it was another above average German lager, I would still like to thank Donny2112 for giving me the chance to try this only available in Germany Lager.

 2,735 characters

Photo of vinicole
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Straw colour. Thick head which dissipates after about a minute.
Metallic aroma. Hops and cereal noted. Fruit detected.
Sweet malt flavour. Very light spice. Apple core dryness to finish.
Medium body and moderate carbonation.

 232 characters

Photo of Hanglow
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear gold, small head that dissapates quite quickly.

Sweet, lightly fruity aroma, sweet apple, some malt

Taste isn't bad, pale malts, sweetish, some lemony flavour

not bad

 182 characters

Photo of Tomislav
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rulisekmartin
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of horshack7
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This one pours a clear golden color with a white head a good two fingers worth of head.

Aroma: Lemon zest, grassy, caramel malts, faint spice, apple, light cinnamon.

Taste: Malty sweetness in the front along with a smooth mouthfeel. Citrus and floral hop that brings a slight dryness but that mellows out. Caramel malts, cinnamon, faint pear and apple.

Notes: Overall this one is tasty and drinkable not a bad find either. Prost.

 456 characters

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.

 201 characters

Photo of Loogs
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of DRBiser
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

142 characters

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!

 841 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
VolksfestBier from Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 47 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.