Weissenohe Monk's Fest | Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus

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Weissenohe Monk's FestWeissenohe Monk's Fest

Brewed by:
Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by tempest on 10-22-2008

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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of Dinglehacker
4.46/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into dimpled seidel. Nice little head that gives way to a foamy ring and a wash of lace. Beautiful dark amber color.

Nose of cream, oats, honey, and sour yeast.

Taste: The sour from the nose is well-blended.

Smooth, clean mouth.

Definitely the best I've had in the style. Ostensibly a throwback to the original, darker Oktoberfestbiers.

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Photo of ElGallo
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark Amber with a tan head.

Smell is earthy, nutty with a hint of pine and sour yeast.

Tasty is malty like good bread with a tingling of carbonation giving way to nutty earthy hops. Mouthfeel is a bit sour and a little flat. No date on the bottle. I assume it is a little old.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer is all over the map for me. Nice opaque maybe burnt orange color but very limited head that disappears quickly and almost no lacing. The caramel jumps out in the aroma but has an almost artificial feel because it is so strong. Sweet malt and plenty of caramel and bread in the flavor, this is an desert beer. Monk's Fest is descriptive word, nice full mouthfeel gives this beer a meal like component. Filling, sweet on the finish but clean. Overall a very enjoyable beer that you will not care for if you do not a sweet beer.

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Photo of bobv
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of rderedin
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours dark amber to light brown with a slight chill haze under a 1” light tan cap that grips the glass leaving splotches of lace.
S: Dark malt aromas, light bread and grains.
T: Has a clean palate with a rich malt profile and some darker malt or kettle sugar character.
F: clean and smooth. Medium body and medium low carbonation.
O: A little more dark malt character than I expected but very easy to drink.

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Photo of AlaskanYoung
2.5/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Says review is optional. It is not

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Photo of xungmound98
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fourstringer
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 0.5L swing top bottle into a flared pint glass. Moderate hand. No identifiable date on the label.

A: Nice, rich amber/chestnut brown body with good clarity. 1 finger of dense, off-white head. Ok retention. Light lacing.

S: Sweet malt notes with nuts, almond, fainter dark fruit, grape. Increasingly fruit-forward as it warms. Apple juice and maybe some green apple towards the bottom of the glass. Touch of floral hops.

T: Lightly sweet, fruity notes open, followed by a rather pronounced pretzel-like malt. More toasted pretzel with buttery, nutty elements lead to a noble hop bitterness. Fairly dry finish. Minimal alcohol presence. Some lingering toasty bread in the aftertaste, but mostly clean.

M: Very smooth, moderate carbonation with a medium body. Rich feel without any heaviness.

O: Interesting dichotomy of fruit-forward nose and malty flavors that really invoke pretzels on my palate. I really dug this one. Great stuff.


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Photo of Jaysauras
4/5  rDev +5.3%

This is what you want from a fest beer.

L: Pours a nice crisp amber color with a good amount of head to it. Some notable carbonation and a murky unfiltered look.

S: Toasted Malts and grains with a slight hit of a vague sweetness. Almost citrusy but not quite. Has the same sort of aroma as a belgian.

T: Great sweetness up front without too much carbonation or hoppiness to it. Really nice buttery, fruity, sweet taste to it. Could definitely see this as a sessionable brew due to that. Tastes much like a belgian tripel without the high alcohol content.

F: Moderate carbonation, nice and light.

O: A really solid Märzen. No question. If you are undecided on a fest beer and are looking for an authentic feeling and tasting beer then this is a definite one to check out.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of grover37
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of cpolking
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.8/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Weissenohe Monk's Fest from Klosterbrauerei Weissenohe / Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe Wirtshaus
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 115 ratings
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