AutumnFest | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
81
good
561 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
AutumnFest is Weyerbacher’s own unique twist on the German Oktoberfest style. Copper-amber in color, AutumnFest is made with Vienna and Munich malts for that authentic, Bavarian easy drinking taste. Each sip imparts a wonderful roastiness of malt on the tongue followed by a smooth, consistent finish.

Wonderfully balanced with a clean, velvety, slightly fruity taste, AutumnFest is the perfect beer for the Fall – a nice transition between the lighter beers of summer and the darker, heavier winter brews. It’s a favorite of many Weyerbacher aficionados, who anticipate the end of summer with this wonderful beer.
Weyerbacher’s AutumnFest, 5.4% ABV, is generally available in stores August through November. Pick up a case to celebrate the change of seasons. Prost!

Added by WilliamPhilaPa on 09-12-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
561
Reviews:
304
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
12.92%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 561 |  Reviews: 304
Photo of rolltide8425
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Colin32
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cheer4beer_
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer is a brownish amber color an little cloudy and has very little head. The smell is faint but smells of alcohol, a little bready and spicey. I taste the alcohol up front when sipping which gives way to a bitter sweet flavor. The spicyness comes through in the flavor as well. The beer has ample carbonation and is somewaht thin.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass. Bottled on 31 August 2015. Best before 31 December 2015.
3.5/3/3.5/4/3.25
A: Half a finger of short-lived head tops a lightly hazy, effervescent chestnut-colored beer.
S: Smells like sweet wort, and not much else.
T/M: Oh, wow, better than it smelled! It's what it purports to be -- a malty, amber ale that's somewhere between a generic 'red' and a winter warmer. Smooth, round, and sweetly robust. The aftertaste isn't much to write home about, but the maintaste has a light appley fruitiness to weave amongst the banal malt.
O: Not much good, but nothing bad. Solid enough.

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Photo of jedk
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

-no head, amber. Lacing swirls up top of liquid
-Sweet, licorice, no hop smell, alcohol, slight yeast
-Grainy, caramel, licorice, belgian type spice, alcohol
-Alcohol burn with swallow, odd for low abv, little carbonation, smooth

-not what i was expecting but tasty almost like a mix between a Belgian dubbel and amber ale. Tasty.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-hunter
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 5.4% abv

Appearance- Pours a reddish-brown with a two finger head quick to dissipate. Partly hazy.

Smell- Fresh bread/crackery malt. Caramel

Taste- Lightly toasted malt, with just a touch of caramel sweetness. A bit nutty and grainy at the same time. Finishes with a slight grassy hop flavor with a touch of bitterness. Still retains the light caramel malt taste as well.

Mouthfeel- Medium is body, medium carbonation.

Overall- A very tastey, smooth red ale. Very similar to an Oktoberbest. Great beer for the season. Recommended!

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Photo of Lambdon
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacobob10
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap @ the Weyerbacher tap room in Easton, PA.

Pours a deep amber color with grsat clarity. Mild aroma with some toasted malts and earthy hops. Flavor has a little bit of fruit and malt sweetness. Medium bodied, clean and smooth, extremely easy to drink. An easy drinking beer for the change of seasons.

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Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gigoat
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarthVorador
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of h4ger
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wingman14
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rusty hazy orange with a small off white head. The smell is malty, but not much else that I can get from it. The taste has tons of malt packed in but also some metalic aftertaste. It has some sweet tones from the amount of malt they use, but not much diversity in the flavor. Medium-light mouthfeel, it is smooth, but one dimensional beer. Overall a good malty beer, but do have just one main aspect the beer has to be done well, this one was just ok from my experience.

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Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of misternebbie
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lobos62
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, cloudy, copper/amber color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed a few wispy clouds of foam that gathered in the center of the top of the beer.

Aroma: Malty and bready, like freshly baked sourdough bread. I get notes of caramel, black pepper and clover; however, I get next to nothing in the way of hops.


Taste: Malty and bready upfront, followed by some black pepper, honey and caramel-like sweetness. There’s just a hint of hops at the finish to round everything out.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some pretty good carbonation, to tickle the tastebuds. With an ABV of 5.4%, there is no alcohol present on the palate.

Overall: This is a very good American version of an Oktoberfest beer. Great balance between malt, sweetness and subtle hops. I’ll definitely pick up a few bottles next year.

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Photo of dannyfayy
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ordybill
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a tulip glass.
Aroma- a semi-sweet grain and hop aroma.
Appearance- a very nice copper/burnt orange color with a small white head.
Taste- A well balanced flavor of the hops and malt, no bitter aftertaste
Palate- light bodied beer with mild carbonation, goes down well
Overall- a very pleasant brew. I would definitely drink this again.

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

AutumnFest from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
3.56 out of 5 based on 561 ratings.
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