Festbier
Manor Hill Brewing

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From:
Manor Hill Brewing
 
Maryland, United States
Style:
Lager - Vienna
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
Needs more ratings
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 0%
Ratings:
2
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 30, 2021
Added:
Sep 14, 2021
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Notes: "For this traditional take on a classic style, we harnessed our German roots. This Vienna lager pours amber in color with a fluffy white head. It offers rich and bready maltiness and a hint of toast... all balanced by restrained and deliberate noble hop additions. This clean, crisp and very tasty lager is ideal for enjoying on an equally beautiful late summer or fall day. Prost!"
Recent ratings and reviews.
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4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Mostly clear amber appearance with an average size off white head and light lacing. Toasted malt aroma intertwined with fresh baked bread. Simple but pleasant. Hops start to take their place in the taste. Not fruity; more floral and herbal despite not being typical for a Vienna style lager. Malts still provide the oomph though. Dry, bitter aftertaste. Like that it stays refreshing well into the finish which seems to be the dead spot for many marzens.

Sep 30, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the can into a .5 liter mug.

A festbier listed as a Vienna which works for me! She's a solid looking one too. Deep bronze orange, with a bit of haze through the body. A little still in body appearance but a surprising head makes a real splash. Super cream tall and rich, nearly white, but settles for the lightest of khaki and cracking big bubbles to go with it. Creamy top and pill touches of lacing as well. Nice looking.

Good aroma. Hits with real nice soft caramel and a very good toasty quality, nearly crusty bread but stays in a softer realm. Touches with a little bit of sweetness too and clean. Minimal hop presence if at all on the nose. Solid.

Real nice palate going here. Light bodied, flirting with wet, but the flavors are very noticeable and well done. Soft caramel, nearly taffy like, but a slight wet mouthfeel just takes away some of the push. Spicy twang of hop and herbal sweet green, nearly flirting with sweet tea like qualities … is that orange I am hinting at tasting there in hop land? Lots of leafy tea aromas on the finish, touching with a sweet malt kiss and low herbal bitterness.

This isn't really like much of a style for the season, this is really though more like sunshine in a glass. This is a neat animal, really dig this and it's a very neat twist. Nice work.

Sep 28, 2021
Festbier from Manor Hill Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 2 ratings