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Festbier / Wiesnbier
Ranked #6
Ranked #10,957
4.01 | pDev: 11.72%
Oct 02, 2022
Oct 11, 2002
Very Good
Notes: This singular speciality of the Augustiner brewery is dispensed exclusively at Munich's Oktoberfest.
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I tried several 0.5L steins of this beer off the tapper at Augustiner restaurant near the Brandenburg gate in Berlin. It poured a clear golden with white head that eventually dissipated and did not leave much lace. The scent had grain and malt notes. The taste was nicely balanced an easy to drink with grain presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Oct 02, 2022
Rated: 4 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by Eman17 from Illinois

Sep 21, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

Sep 17, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Thunderduck22 from Ireland

Aug 18, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Augustiner-Bräu “Oktoberfest Bier”
,5l brown glass bottle coded “Mindestens haltbar bis Ende: 02.22 L1311121 P”. Sampled on 04.10.21.
€1,22 @ Horst Lehmann Getränke GmbH, Berlin, DE

Notes via stream of consciousness: It’s poured a clear golden colored body beneath a finger’s width of dense white foam. The head held well but slowly dropped to a thin but solid surface covering, and left solid sheets of lacing about the glass. The aroma is clean and straightforward with grainy/grassy malt with just a hint of floral hops. The flavor follows. It’s clean, lightly sweetish, and bready/doughy with touches of grass, flowers, and light spice. There’s also a very light, underlying, apple-like fruitiness. The bitterness is moderate and just balancing, and along with the alcohol that’s there (6.3% although you don’t notice it), it finishes mainly dry and refreshing. In the mouth it’s medium bodied and just slightly dextrinous. As is almost always the case with German beers, the carbonation is very-fine bubbled, and seemingly natural which leaves it gently crisp upfront and then smooth once warmed. I’m in love with these Weisn’ biers, and although my favorite is probably from Paulaner (it has a little more hops), this one is great as well. I think that we really need to have two style designations now as this is clearly not what most people expect from an “Oktoberfest” bier, and yet this is what everyone is actually drinking in the tents! And this is just a side-note, but damn, I love these Germans and their beer culture - a half liter bottle of this for €1,22 is an incredible deal. After converting the current Euro to American dollars, and based simply on fluid ounces, that would make a standard American case of this beer (without the extra shipping and everything) cost a whopping $24.19! Wow!
Review #7,515
Oct 04, 2021
Rated: 4 by GClarkage from California

Nov 18, 2020
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
look: two finger white head which dissipates quick enough to a thin layer of bubbles, lot of lacing, beer is a clear golden colour with lots of fast moving carbonation within the beer.

smell: smells alright, not much, all malt, bready, biscuity, grassy, lightly sweet, caramel, a little floral, alright.

taste: not bad, nice malt flavour, bordering on rich, biscuity, white bread, a hint of unami flavour, grassy, lightly to moderately sweet, a little metallic on the finish, malt flavours linger, it’s ok.

feel: medium bodied, medium carbonation, really drinkable, crushable, crisp, smooth, refreshing, what you want a lager to be.

overall: standard stuff really, expected a little more to be honest, drinkable beer though.
Oct 18, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L- Pale gold, more mid-straw really, clear (it's filtered), pours with fleeting 2mm white head.
S- Some breadiness but overall mild.
T- Grains and some meaty malt, into a classily balancing hoppy dry flourish into the finish.
F- I think it right to conclude this is something a bit special, it has a meaty mouthfeel with hints of richness, yet that ^dry flourish too. The ABV% also makes it's presence clear as well. It looks so meek in the the glass but it's making a pretty powerful statement on my palate. It's certainly something a bit different and overall comes over as well evolved and refined (most unlike my neighbours hehe...).
O- All the above elements align together so well, lovely balance, meaty Autumnal reward for the palate, bright enough to make it sessionable by the errr... enthusiast. I'd very happily drink this again

Bought from Wholefoods, London W8 as part of their annual Oktoberfest promo. A $$ shop but the flipside is at times they have some beers in I'm unlikely to be able to source anywhere else.
500ml bottle £3.99 BB: 01/21. Just for the record ABV6.3%, it was previously listed here as 6.0% and Admin Snowcrash updated that today, for which Thx!
Sep 23, 2020
Rated: 4 by JTuomi from Finland

Jan 11, 2020
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Reviewed by NoYouDidnt from Indiana

4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours golden and clear with a 2 finger head that continually cascades upward. Beautiful look. Aroma- garlic, grass, clove, plenty of skunk and a little cleaner. Taste- pretty crisp given the aroma. Hints of banana, bubble gum, grass, garlic, black pepper. Mouthfeel- nice and refreshing. Bubbly, carbonated well. Nice served cold. Overall- cannot againything like this here. Tons of character. You could taste the import blind. A world of difference between American fests and something like this. Though less approachable than its American counterpart, it is very delicious, full of flavor and genuine.
Nov 23, 2019
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Rated by 305STIguy from Florida

4.99/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Probably the best brew at Oktoberfest. Wooden barrel aged. Super smooth makes you want to have just one more.
Nov 08, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by MTKATL from Georgia

Oct 09, 2019
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
At Oktoberfest Munich. White head. Lace. Clear golden color.

A great Oktoberfest. Biscuity with Nobel hops. Grassy and earthy with a touch of floral. Very soft feel. Lighter than the American versions which I like.
Oct 03, 2019
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a stein a deep rich copper color with a big blooming head that just looked majestic in the stein.Caramel and vanilla in the nose wich is subtle but pleasant,a smattering of spicy hops linger.The palate is more delicate than most American counterparts wich is true to German form,caramel and mild sweet dough then melding into drying herbal, and leafy hops in the finish.A true joy to drink,its subtle complexities just make for a well refined fest beer,great job.
Oct 01, 2019
Rated: 4.51 by Macamah from England

Oct 09, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 4 by TrojanRB from Texas

Oct 02, 2018
Rated: 3.64 by Baviera from Belarus

Oct 02, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by Jonmbell from Australia

Dec 23, 2017
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

3.33/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
-pours a clear straw golden witha small to medium,foamy,white head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-medium bitterniss for the style
-slightly dry
-medium to high carbonation
-light to medium body
O.k. overall, but it lacks the sweetish, buttery flavors of the other Oktoberfest Beers.
Honestly , you could sell this as an Export-style and nobody would notice.
Dec 06, 2017
Rated: 4 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Sep 29, 2017
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Rated by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sep 26, 2017
Rated: 3.59 by Dazka from Italy

Oct 15, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by thommo_nk from Scotland

Oct 12, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Oct 08, 2016
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a golden colored beer, with a big, fluffy white head.

Smells of young straw, wet grass, a hint of dried wheat, accompanied by toffee and white bread dough. Pretty fulfilling on the nose, due to a herbal hop crispness which blends perfectly into the rustic, bright foundation of the beer.

Has a lively carbonation, while the beer manages to produce a crisp, entertaining flavor profile, showcasing a light, refreshing body.

Tastes of straw right from the beginning, together with wet grass, forest leaves and an effervescent, lively peak. Turns a tad thinner after the swallow, showcasing a stony mineral quality, white bread dough, rich wheat and a hint of toffee. Finishes sweeter, with more toffee on the tongue, balanced by a nice, late noble hop dryness.

Perfect example of this style. I could not stop taking big gulps of this since it is truly refreshing while providing a bright, enjoyable taste of wheat and straw, rounded out by a great hop crispness.
Oct 07, 2016
Rated: 3.79 by drummerdwzp from Connecticut

Oct 07, 2016
Rated: 4.23 by Av10 from Lebanon

Mar 20, 2016
Rated: 4.22 by clarknova from Germany

Sep 20, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by SCW from New York

May 31, 2015
Rated: 4 by redleg411 from Wisconsin

Feb 04, 2015
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Reviewed by henkmudi from Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very pale golden color, large head. Floral and slightly toasted malty smell. Malty flavor, fairly sweet with hops in the middle and very sweet and dry finish. Medium carbonation, light to medium body, deep buttery grainy malt, low bitterness. Palate was mellow, finish hopy, but very refreshing and drinkable. Moderately strong.
Jan 13, 2015
Rated: 4.44 by diegominach from Italy

Dec 02, 2014
Rated: 3.7 by dcmchew from Romania

Nov 21, 2014
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Clear golden color with white head. Aroma has bready malts and some specific spiciness I get in Märzen beers. Taste is also bready and slightly sweet. A bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Body is a bit more dense than a regular lager but still in the light-medium zone. A bit of warming from the alcohol which I don't like. Märzen is definitely one of my least favorite beer styles but this one is pretty decent.
Nov 04, 2014
Rated: 4 by Oldhorngoon from England

Oct 08, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by DuncanMcBommer from Germany

Oct 06, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by mwar from Kentucky

Oct 05, 2014
Rated: 5 by Kec from Germany

Oct 04, 2014
Oktoberfestbier from Augustiner-Bräu
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 102 ratings