Fest Beer | Lancaster Brewing Company

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53 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lancaster Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
lancasterbrewing.com

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by woodychandler on 01-21-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
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Photo of tempest
2.61/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I don't know what's going on here, maybe this sucker was made for the Yuengling crowd. It just has a plain, tangy (almost sour) amber lager taste. No decent hops that I could detect and it doesn't go down that smooth either, though it's by no means awful. This beer just drinks like a cheap amber lager.

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Photo of tgbljb
2.71/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampled at the brewpub.
After enjoying Victory'e Festbeir so much, I had high expectations for this beer.
What a dissapointment.
Served as a deep amber colored beer with moderate slightly off-white head.
Smell has some caramel. but not much.
Taste is strange. Such a dry taste sensation that is not at all pleasant.
Finish brings more of the dry sensation.
Not a very good beer.

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Photo of Jbino34
2.83/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I'd say this beer has a few things going for it; it looks great, minus the quickly dissipating head, and it is very drinkable - maybe to drinkable at 5.6% (not that this is crazy but 1.5X an american light lager)

The appearance as mention is very nice, above average i'd say. It fits the american style. I'd say most german marzens are lighter in color but keep the body and flavor.

The smell is nice, nothing special...average as I rated it.

Taste is good... there really isn't much there, which makes it extremely drinkable. I'd compare this to Yuengling, which I would say is also very drinkable... however, not my favorite. I like flavor or unique perfection when it comes to a lager.

Mouthfeel is weak... it also sits along the american macro farm.

As mentioned throughout, this beer's qualities makes it very drinkable.

It isnt my favorite, but is enjoyable. I'd have a couple on a crisp spring or fall evening.

Low rating but would recommend.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of hockenbeer
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of beerfinder
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of paulhargus
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of GreenMind
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into my huge mug of doom.

A- pours a cloudy light shade of amber with a one finger white head. Laces beautifully. Can't complain about anything here.

S- very very light smelling...mild hops. Not getting a huge whiff, but what I'm getting is nice.

T- very light flavor...tastes like a really weak Marzen. There is a slightly sweet taste to it...can't put my finger on many hops though. Slightly malty.

M- good feel. Body is light, but the thinness of it doesn't really hurt the beer at all.

D- no way is this 5.5%. Drinks so smooth. Think of a more tasty Yuengling. Works for me!

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3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Redstar137
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of PorterThwarter
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of abcramer
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JKV96
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Powerstroker90
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Wortman1998
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mattday25
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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Fest Beer from Lancaster Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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