Das Besonbere Festbier
Privatbrauerei H. Egerer

Das Besonbere FestbierDas Besonbere Festbier
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Privatbrauerei H. Egerer
Lager - Festbier / Wiesnbier
Ranked #41
Ranked #28,074
3.31 | pDev: 15.41%
Dec 06, 2020
Oct 31, 2015
Das Besonbere FestbierDas Besonbere Festbier
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3.64 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Dec 06, 2020
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2.79/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

$ 2.50 (Including tax)/500 mL can ($0.148/oz) from Costco, Schertz, TX. Part of the Costco 2019 Advent Calendar. Reviewed 11/14/19.
Can dated “EXP 05/2021”. Stored on the shelf at the store, stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 50 degrees in a hand washed and dried 0.5L glass stein.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Amber, clear.
Body – Medium amber, clear.
Head – Large (Maximum 12 cm, stabilizing at five cm, aggressive center pour), light tan, meringue-like, good retention diminishing to a five to ten mm jagged crown and a thin rocky cap.
Lacing – Poor. Just a few tiny islands of tiny bubbles cling perilously to the glass.
Aroma – 3.25 – Toasted malt with just a hint of caramel, no hops. Some biscuit after it breathes.
Flavor – 2.5 - Begins moderately bitter with a metallic maltiness. Ends metallic. No alcohol (5.2 % ABV as marked on the can) flavor or aroma, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 2.5 Looks decent but too much metal. Off to the drain.

Nov 14, 2019
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2.88/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

CAN: 500ml green and white pull-tab acquired as part of the 24 pack variety box marketed as a Beer Advent Calendar at Costco Wholesale for $60 USD plus tax.

"Festbier." 5.20% ABV.

Amber malt. A kiss of breadiness. Bread crust.


Oct 06, 2019
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Pegasus from Texas

Appearance: Medium copper in color, with a bit of haze. A moderate, dense, and persistent off-white head crowns the body. Belgian-stlye lacing adorns the glass walls. Sparse fat bubbles drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Bread notes and toasted flavors combine nicely; there are also grassy and noble hops to provide balance.

Taste: Begins with notes of slightly burnt caramel, bread, and toasted malt. Grassy, and noble hops present later in the taste, Finishes with a lingering , mild herbal bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth full, and soft, quite pleasing .

Drinkability/notes:A fine example, perhaps a bit out of season for December, but, nonetheless, well done.

Presentation: Packaged in a 500 ml, 16.9 ounce steel can, served in a standard Pilsener glass. Beer number seventeen (December 17th) from the 2017 Costco Advent Beer Calendar.

Nov 04, 2018
3.5 by GarthDanielson from Virginia on Jan 25, 2018
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3.61/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Buck89 from Tennessee

From the advent box. Poured into a snifter. Nice looking beer: crystal clear copper-amber color with a thick off white head. Great foam retention. Faint aroma, mainly bready malt and some floral notes. On the palate, a decent bready flavor along with faint caramel and toasted malt. Moderate floral bitterness. It felt a bit watery and slightly thin. Not bad.

Dec 30, 2017
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3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Apellonious from North Carolina

500 ml can poured into pint glass. Advent calendar day 17. Yep. A couple days off. Pours a dark clear orange with amber highlights and a two finger fluffy white head that recedes at moderate pace. Aroma is of grains, some sweet malt, nuts, and a metallic tinge. Taste is a mixture of bread/grains and some mild sweetness and a touch of bitterness on the finish. The feel and carbonation is medium light. A drinkable Marzen , if subtle in its approach.

Dec 20, 2017
3.22 by NWHopinator from Oregon on Dec 20, 2017
3.39 by Tpop1005 from Canada (BC) on Dec 20, 2017
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3.43/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours a clear amber with a finger and a half of white head. Head retention is fair with fair lacing left behind. Aroma is biscuit, and nut malts with a hint of clove. It smells basic, but slightly sweet. Flavor profile is biscuit, bread, and nut malts with a slight clove, yeasty finish. Mouth feel is medium-thin with a little bit of fizziness in the texture. Overall, a fair festival beer. It's simple, without many remarkable qualities, and yet fair enough for long days of gulping.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

Dec 19, 2017
3.25 by NickThePyro from Washington on Dec 19, 2017
3.03 by crobinso from Colorado on Dec 19, 2017
3.58 by TheRock7755 from Georgia on Dec 19, 2017
3.3 by Kahlerbock from Kansas on Dec 18, 2017
4 by foghornleghorn22 from Virginia on Dec 17, 2017
3.26 by Samputnam14 from South Carolina on Dec 15, 2017
3.5 by DOCRW from Washington on Sep 21, 2017
3.83 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Sep 11, 2017
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1/5  rDev -69.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Totalpackage411 from California


Jan 25, 2016
3.29 by skywizzard from Georgia on Jan 01, 2016
3.51 by MonkeyBread from Nevada on Jan 01, 2016
3.29 by Bubbawilly88 from California on Dec 30, 2015
3.4 by valkyre65 from Texas on Dec 24, 2015
3.24 by FadetoBock from Canada (AB) on Dec 22, 2015
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3.64/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

500ml can, day 21 of the 2015 Costco Beer Advent Calendar - and back to more offerings of the H. Egerer brewery, which now amount to 13 out of the 21 thus far - so much for variety, part sieben.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some sparse confetti explosion lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy and doughy pale malt, underripe apples and pears, a bit of biscuity white cracker, and understated leafy, weedy, and grassy noble hops. The taste is gritty, grainy pale malt, salted breakfast cereal, muddled pome fruit, a twinge of benign citrus, ethereal petrol astringencies, and more plain leafy, earthy, and dead grassy hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly robust in its fizzy and frothy measures, the body an adequate medium weight for the style, and actually quite smooth, with a small airy creaminess arising as things warm. It finishes on a strong drying trend, the biscuity character predominating, alongside a wee hint of alcohol heat.

Another decent Oktoberfest brew, plopped right down in front of me in the middle of December, where absolutely no-one is sitting outside on rough-hewn tables hoisting big mugs to each other's, er, 'health'. At any rate, this is still good, and a welcome break from yer typical holiday fare - and what's with all the coffee-flavoured stuff out there right now?

Dec 21, 2015
3.44 by Dface from Texas on Dec 20, 2015
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3.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Thankin_Hank from Texas

#20 of the Advent Calendar.

Dec 20, 2015
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3.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by chinchill from South Carolina

500 ml can from Costco; part of beer advent calendar.
Canning date on bottom of can: July 2015 / BB date on bottom: Sept. 2016

Appearance: yellow fizzy beer with a weak white head.

Aroma: pleasing, mild mix of hops and light, bready malts. Hop dominant. Typical for style.

Flavor: More malt forward than the aroma but still near equal contributions from each until the lightly hoppy aftertaste. Mild bitterness.

O: a solid version of the style, despite its appearance.

Oct 31, 2015
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