VolksfestBier | Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG
Germany
dinkelacker.de

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TheSarge on 08-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
10.63%
 
 
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of zeff80
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of stevoj
3.09/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of drpimento
2.86/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.06/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bubseymour
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
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

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Photo of Bierman9
3.76/5  rDev +8%
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 ckollias
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
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 Todd
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of DRBiser
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.96/5  rDev +13.8%
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 vinicole
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of Sellen
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ColSanders123
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of AltBock
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.48 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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