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Westheimer Oktoberfest | Brauerei Westheim GmbH

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Westheimer OktoberfestWestheimer Oktoberfest

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Brauerei Westheim GmbH

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 10-30-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I purchased this at lackland AFB, TX. I only metion this because all of the reivews appear to be from TX, technically so was this, just had to wait until returning to CO to get the review in...

Poured bronze with a 4 fingers+ white fluffy head. Very good lacing & head retention

Smell: Slight malt hints

Taste: Slight caramel followed by malt & fruiityness. Slightly grassy/straw follwos through. Plus there's some piney hop bitterness in the tounge/ Finishes quenchig and slighlty malty

MF: Solid, rich & with good carbonation

Drinks pretty easy, just not true to form. If the brewery said this is a wheinachts (Christmas) or winter bier or hell a pils, I'd bumped this score up a bit. Not for purists, but not a bad offering

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Photo of Pegasus
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale and crystal clear golden color with a large snow-white head which resembles soap lather and retains superbly. There are a few small streams of carbonation, which rise quite slowly; the lacing is thick and broken.

Aroma: Sweet malt with a cracker/biscuit note and mild floral/herbal hops.

Taste: Begins with mildly sweet light malt, the taste turns towards cracker and biscuit notes in the middle. Finishes with a metallic hop bitterness that carries on well past the end of the taste and seems a bit overdone.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full, and pleasant, nothing offends.

Drinkability/notes: Pleasant and drinkable, but fails to stand out among the many truly excellent examples of this style.

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Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of allengarvin
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear pale golden color, a bit light for an Oktoberfest, with a moderate frothy head. Aroma is sweet and grainy. Flavor is sweet, slightly toasted bread, with a slight bitterness (no hop flavor) and a simple, clean finish. Moderate carbonation, medium to light body. Another very bland from Westheim.

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Photo of kbub6f
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Similar to the Märzen bottle in appearance with the same painting, but otherwise different label colors. And again, this is only available at Central Market here, though rumor has it they got in trouble with the TABC for trying to sell this brand exclusively. So it may pop up elsewhere.

The clear, clear, yellow-gold beer sports two inches of fluffy white meringue. Smell is fruity sweet, with a little schpoonk. Sweet front with crackers. Middle is thin and little sugary. Noble, bitter finish with more burnt crackers. It's not great: a somewhat non-descript pale lager.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found this beer at the Central Market off of Westheimer street here in Houston, so I said to myself..."self, this is just TOO coincidental...finding a beer brewed in Westheim at a store on Westheimer. SO, I HAD to buy it. Here we go...

Appearance: Pours a very clear orangish golden color with only a 1/4" head after a pretty aggressive pour. The head didn't stay around too long, and was gone in less than a minute. There are only a few bubbles rising to try to maintain the head, only they aren't doing that great of a job at that. There is a tad of lacing on the glass after drinking.

Aroma: Some toasty aromas are the most predominant along with a bit of a corny aroma. There is also a good amount of hops in here to add complexity.

Taste: The flavor is very dry and grainy. I do get some of the required toastyness that you would expect with an Oktoberfest beer, but it has very little presence. The beer comes across as very well attenuated and refreshing, but the finish leaves a lot to be desired. It ends balanced toward the malt, but there isn't enough residual "Girth" to the malt to leave anything for the finish. As the beer warms a bit, there is a bit of a metallic/minerally flavor emerging.

Opinion: This isn't a bad beer, but the malt bill is so light, that it ends up very uneventful. I believe that it needs more assertive malting...with Vienna and Munich to give the bill some backbone. There is a lot of pilsner here, and all you would need is some more aggressive hopping to have a pretty decent Northern Pilsner from this beer. It's OK, but not my favorite by any means.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.63/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Westheimer Oktoberfest is a pale caramel color with a light level of carbonation. The head is large and thick. The aroma is of sweet toasted malts and mild German hop zest. A sip starts with toasty malt flavors which are joined in the middle by moderate strength hop flavor and bitterness. This is definently hoppier than expected, but enjoyably so. The finish concludes with more hop bitterness and a burst of grain flavors. Drinkability is good, but this isn't one of the better O-fests I've sampled.

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Photo of assurbanipaul
2.73/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear dark gold with a frothy white head, a little light for an O'fest. Aroma is sweet and corny, a little too lagery.

Taste is dry and lightly malted. Corny nature, too far into the standard lager territory. Not much here in the way of O'fest malts or sweetness. If it wasn't labeled as such, I wouldn't think it was an O'fest. Authentic? Don't know, not horrible, but a weak effort compared to many others.

Verbatim from the label: "Ingredients: Water, Malt, Hops." Need I say more?

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Westheimer Oktoberfest from Brauerei Westheim GmbH
Beer rating: 3.32 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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