Allgäuer Büble Bier Festbier
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

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From:
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
 
Germany
Style:
Festbier / Wiesnbier
Ranked #53
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #24,239
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 11.92%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
29
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 25, 2022
Added:
Oct 03, 2002
Wants:
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Gots:
  2
SCORE
84
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Rated: 3.49 by nodder from New York

Nov 25, 2022
 
Rated: 2.88 by loch8534 from Illinois

Nov 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Cooper amber on the pour, with slight head and ample lacing. Aroma is slight whiff of bread. Taste is bready malts and crackers, finish is crisp and clean. A solid festbier. Not my favorite, but in the conversation....
Oct 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.69 by shelby415 from Oregon

Oct 18, 2022
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Rated by Nass from Florida

3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
The pour is amber colored with a light amount of carbonation. The taste is clean, mild honey, & white cracker. Cheers! B
Oct 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.7 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Sep 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Sep 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.8 by hockeypuck from Maine

Sep 16, 2022
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle, looks like it was bottled May 18, 2022, expiration August 18, 2023. My first beer from this brewery, and my first beer listed under the style of Festbier, which according to BeerAdvocate is the modern day equivalent to an Oktoberfestbier, so that's what I'm expecting.

Poured into Brasserie D'achouffe stemware.

A - Pours a coppery amber orange body, some ok clarity, and little over a finger's worth of frothy khaki head. Looks pretty good.

S - Nose brings in some crisp bready malts, with slight notes of mineral water & coppery metallics. Soft notes of cream, earth, green apple come through. Pervasive mineraly well water type aroma throughout. A little dusty.

T - Taste brings the same; some crusty bread malts, green apple, herbal earth, mineral water. Notes of cream & green apple linger on the finish. The bottle does say this was brewed with hop extracts in addition to actual hops, but any fresh or piney, or i guess "American" hop flavors are absent. Typical taste per the style I'd say.

M - Feel is smooth, medium-light in body, easy drinking. Apt carbonation. I just burped.

Overall, an easy drinking beer from this German brewery, I'd be interested in trying more from them, and also in trying more beers listed under the Festbier heading. A nice intro the this style.

Allgäuer Büble Bier Festbier -----3.5/5
Sep 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Sep 14, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 5/10/22, so 4 months old.

Looks nice enough, clear golden amber body with a decent white head. This persists in lesser form throughout leaving scattered lacing.

Malty aroma with a touch of old bread.

On tasting, clean, slightly sweet, smooth, mostly malty with a fleeting hop note.

Mouth above medium, finish slightly drying.

Overall, while not unpleasant, and quite clean, it doesn't have the character of the better festbiers.
Sep 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

Sep 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.58 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Sep 02, 2022
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Reviewed by BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the bottle, it pours a clear amber color with a nice white head that slowly reduces as it is being replenished by a nice stream of bubbles from the bottom and leaves lacing. The nose gets as dose of light malt. The mouth gets the same, an easy drinking malty brew.
Sep 02, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
great german style octoberfest light brown in pour with medium head nice malt tasteno strong
Aug 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.48 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Aug 27, 2022
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Reviewed by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Simply speaking this is a very nice Festbier, and in such it’s a nice alternative to endless Märzen that are presented to us as Oktoberfestbeer. In recent years (meaning: decades), beer style at the actual Oktoberfest, at other fall beerfests such as Stuttgarter Wasen etc. have shifted from the heavy, dark and sweet Märzen towards the more easily drinkable Festbier style. In Germany at most of these events, Festbier is what everyone drinks. Märzen has become a niche in that regard. My personal preference is (by far) the Festbier style, and not the Märzen.
If you want to compare to understand what that difference actually is, get a sixer of Paulaner Oktoberfest Beer and a sixer of Oktoberfest Märzen. Both good, I just happen to line the non-Märzen better. Allgäuer Büble Festbier is a very nice example of this style.
Aug 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Otziiceman

4.14/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A nice amber color that seems to be hazy like an IPA but without the bite back of a hoppy bier. It keeps a foamy head and has a smooth taste. In keeping with fest style biers i recommend drinking a liter glass...or two!
Aug 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.07 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Jul 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Jun 20, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG "Allgäuer Büble Bier Festbier"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle "Best before: P.02.06.2021 E.02.09.2022 L0206031425" and sampled on 17.06.22
$2.79 @ Foodery Beer, Phila., PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a clear deep amber body beneath a finger's width of off-white foam. The aroma is gently malty with bready notes and a touch of caramel backed by softly herbal hop notes. On to the taste... it's fuller than the aroma suggests but it basically follows suit. The malt is lightly sweet, grainy, bready, and softly caramelish and the hops are softly herbal and spicy. A moderate to median bitterness balances it and it finishes with just a dollop of sweetish malt lingering amidst spicy, grassy, and herbal hops that eventually fade to leave just bitterness behind. In the mouth it's medium bodied and smooth with a moderate, fine-bubbled carbonation. The lacing held up well and it's left some nice lacing with wide patches surrounded by smaller streaks and spots. It's readily accessible and highly quaffable because it straddles the fence between being delicate and being satiating.
Review #8,080
Jun 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Noelito76 from New York

May 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by BeerWasp from Germany

Feb 08, 2022
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Reviewed by md3kcn from North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Purchased as a single bottle from The Blue Door for $6.00. Poured into a proper glass mug.

L - One-finger pale white head follows a clear copper pour. Head goes away pretty fast.
S - Corn flakes, biscuit, and a sweet floral note.
T - Strong honey on the start. Light earthiness. Dry, almost fruity finish.
F - Refreshing. Clean. Not filling at all, and easy-to-drink. I could easily drink twelve of these in one sitting.
O - Not the most interesting beer, but super drinkable and inoffensive. Tasty, too. Would make a fantastic lunch beer. Would definitely buy again. Give it a try.
Jan 07, 2022
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Reviewed by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle, poured into a weissglass at ~40 degrees F.

L: Poured a pale honey gold, and formed a thick, fluffy white head with excellent retention. Spotty lacing, with noticeable rings.

S: Crisp, clean, straw and biscuit with a light floral tinge.

T: Also crisp and clean, very subtle on flavor. Biscuit malts, light pear, faint white grape, a suggestion of honey.

F: Very light-bodied, almost watery but not quite.

O: Not bad. Not a standout, but quite refreshing.
Dec 23, 2021
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some bready malts. Taste is the same as the aroma, some caramel is present, light hops as well. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.
Dec 16, 2021
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Rated by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

4.66/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A very enjoyable beer,
I would definitely buy again.
A well made Fest bier.
Dec 03, 2021
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle, packaged 02.06.21, best by 02.09.22 stamped on the back label. Possible it was packaged in June 2021 since European brews sometimes goes day/month on their packaging but I'm not 100% sure of that. Thanks to Brutaltruth for this! Served in a dimpled mug, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with about an inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, it's a sweet smelling brew that smells mostly like biscuity/bready malt, along with some honey and floral/earthy hops. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some caramel noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. Typically I like Märzen style Oktoberfests more than I do Festbiers, but this one is good! Definitely worth trying if you get the chance!
Nov 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.52 by KevinL from Michigan

Nov 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz. bottle from the packaged 2/6/21 release.This is the first time I noticed the Festbeer in our shops.
Clear copper color with three fingers varied cream head. Full lacing curtain and longlasting cap.
Strong honey bread, corn, floral hop aromas.
Well balanced spicy hop, caramel, light grape flavors.
Substantial body, dry finish, good bitterness. Easy drinking.
This has been a good year for distinctive festbeers appearing on tap and store shelves. Hope the trend continues.
Nov 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.59 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Nov 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From the bottle in a snifter. This excellent fest pours a clear
light amber / brass color with a fantastic head of white foam that
settles to a thick ring, thin dusty layer, and shows some excellent
lacing. Nose of floral hops, honey sweet malt, toffee, and light breaded
malts. Flavors exceed the nose with a fine presentation of light
breaded malts amongst some floral and light herbal hops amidst
light toffee and caramel malt notes. Nice mouth feel; medium light
carbonation that is nice and soft, medium light to light body, and
finishing lightly dry, faintly herbal, and lightly sweet.

An excellent fest, not sure what the hate is about, I'm on my
3rd six pack of it if that says anything!

Cheers
Nov 13, 2021
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Reviewed by steveh from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A new one for me. Have had other Allgäuer beers before, but the Büble Fest is a new one.

12 ounce import -- interesting. Packaged 02.06.21, Expires 02.09.22. Poured into my tall Becher.

L -- Clear, deep brassy gold with a dense, firm white head that leaves good lacing.

S -- Mellow herbal hops with light DMS and a bready malt backbone -- even some melanoidin showing.

T -- Good blend of herbal hops and bready melanoidin with the first swallow. There's a dry yeasty character very reminiscent of Paulaner Amber Märzen. Finish is spicy bitterness and nice melanoidin character in the aftertaste. The hop bitterness is bolder than the malts, but it still invites another gulp. There's also an underlying white grape note, common in German beers using good malts and a good mash.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft to slightly syrupy with a crisp, dry finish. Body is light-medium to medium.

O -- A little different take on Festbier with its hop note being a bit more prominent than usual -- maybe a bit too hop-heavy for my tastes in Festbier, but it's a great drinker and doesn't stunt the palate. A Fest/Märzen hybrid with its color and body. Worth a try for its good malt character.
Nov 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Nov 05, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

2.66/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Perfectly clear bronze body with tow fingers of frothy white head. This was the highlight of the beer. Nose has skunkiness atop caramel malts, sweet corn and sweet grains. Taste is worse, euro macro malts, corn, sickly sweet caramel notes and light herbal skunk on the finish. Feel is thin, watery, malty, skunky, flat, and short lived on the palate. It's a bad festbier, pass on it
Oct 28, 2021
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle poured into a dimpled mug.
Bottled 2/6/21

L: Clear, amber, no visible carbonation, one finger antique-white head fades to a thin cap in under a minute
S: Small skunk aroma from the bottle, bready malt and no skunk after the pour, then a more clean aroma with white cracker
T: Briefly malt forward and lowly sweet to start, honey and cracker, floral/herbal hop flavor rising to the finish, very low bitterness, increased but mildly bitter aftertaste, sharp and dry overall
F: Lightly crisp, builds a little frothiness in the middle, has a slight tongue coating feel
O: OK, seems overly sharp for a Festbier and perhaps leans toward a Marzen.
Oct 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.77 by Boone757 from Virginia

Oct 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass.

Beautiful looking lager, with a brass gold and chestnut hued clarity for the body appearance, maybe even a faint touch of red squeaking out in the darker areas. Capped with a great looking cream top, nice white not yellowed and not bright bleach like either. This 2 finger top sits nicely with slow settling and some good spider legs of lacing too.

Aroma seems different. A very noticeable ester of banana getting into more of a hefe clove quality. Clean, with light touches of crisp toffee also. The banana seems misplaced but not in a bad way at least.

Palate continues more of this banana flavor but still provides fest character. Clean mid palate, quite fruity actually somewhat with a toffee mix and almost banana and berry sweetness. Mild sensing hop, a bit of hinting pasty sticky lager flavor just by a hair in the finish. Mild sense of spicy herbal classic hop in the mix.

Interesting festbier, kind of sticks out uniquely, but the fruity estery nature of it I find just a hair distracting.
Oct 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by shacawgo24 from Illinois

Oct 12, 2021
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