Newgrass Brewing Company

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Newgrass Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
Festbier / Wiesnbier
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3.54 | pDev: 12.43%
Nov 22, 2022
Sep 18, 2022
Fully decocted and open fermented hyper-cold for 10 weeks. Brewed with floor-malted German Pilsner, Munich, and Vienna malts. Hopped throughout with Tettnanger, Hallertau Mittelfrüh, and Hersbrucker.
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium golden honey in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate medium golden yellow + amber + burnt orange + copper colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall creamy sudsy foamy beige head that reduces to a couple of small to medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of very slightly mottled thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of biscuit + bready + lightly toasted + caramel + wheat malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. Moderate aromas of lager yeast. Light to moderate aromas of spicy + floral + herbal + earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of biscuit + bready + lightly toasted + caramel + wheat malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of lager yeast. Finally there are slightly heavier than light flavors of spicy + floral + herbal + earthy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away fairly quickly leaving a relatively clean finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly crisp initially with a relatively clean finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a pleasantly crisp + clean mouthfeel. Enjoyable traditional flavors + aromas and definitely a beer that I would happily have a couple of.
Nov 22, 2022
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Purchased as a single 16oz can from the brewery itself for $2.50. Poured into a proper mug.

L - Clear dark orange, with a slight haze. A quick-to-dissipate one-finger off-white head tops it all. Little lacing.
S - Wonderbread, light toffee. Biscuit.
T - Honey bread, with notes of biscuit and assorted grain. Mild caramel finish. Well-balanced. A bit on the watery side.
F - Medium-light in body, with little carbonation. Again, it leans watery. Super drinkable, but not necessarily satisfying.
O - It seems like I'm being a bit harsh on this one - don't be mistaken! Objectively, this is a below-average festbier, but this is a lot like a "light" version of the Sam Adams Festbier. I do enjoy the biscuit-forwardness on this one, but if you're one that prefers a slightly heavier festbier with more wheat, this is not for you. I'd probably purchase this again, but only later into a bar session with my friends.
Sep 27, 2022
Festbier from Newgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 2 ratings