Allgäuer Büble Bier Festbier
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Lager - Festbier / Wiesnbier
Ranked #41
Ranked #42,294
3.52 | pDev: 12.78%
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.87/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, gold in color with one quarter inch head. Taste is mineral, brown bread and honey. Light bodied, sweet with high carbonation. Nice Octoberfest beer. Plenty bread, sessionable.

Oct 10, 2021
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a clear golden color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a thin film floating on top

S- slightly doughy malt with undertones of caramel, floral hops and honey. Hints of cracker

T- light floral hop and doughy caramel malt up front. Mid-palate has a strange tartness before giving more caramel into a semi-dry finish, lingers of grass and bread

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

Oct 09, 2021
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BubbleBobble from New York

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark yellow that settles out with a thick ring of head, moderate lacing. Nose is leathery malts, almost smoky. Taste leads with mild baked bread notes and toast, balanced sweetness, and none of the smokier notes that are present on the nose. Mouthfeel is full with a light carbonation. Overall, a very tasty offering.

Oct 03, 2021
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of caramel malt with a little biscuit, sweet bread and a little grassy malt, similar to a Märzen. Flavor is caramel biscuit malt with some graininess, wheat bread and grassy hops. Slightly astringent, but moderate bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. I guess these Festbiers are a mellowed out Märzen style. This one smelled like the latter to me. The flavor has less of the sweet caramel and more grainy biscuit. Grassy continental hops are traditional. The finish on this was a little too grainy and starkly grassy bitter. A satisfactory Octoberfest style lager, but I think I prefer the old fashioned Märzen better.

Sep 28, 2021
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Beginner2 from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've had only two beers from AllGauer and the first was its O-Fest. Having covered them for one season, I prefer its Festbier... in part because this only my 3rd in the style. (Indicating I'm, like, back in the 20th Century.)

This Festbier is good for malt-heads like me. Pretty in my tall weizen glass, this golden brew stays bubbly and creates a nice lace all the way down. Smells are average, almost entirely malt. (At least gimme a grassy hop.) Tastes are the same, but it never gets sweet. Balanced. Soft in my mouth, somewhat like wheat.

Fancying myself as a traditional drinker, I want to like Allgauer. But they may be too traditional even for me to warmup to. I went on their website for a second time (two years later than reviewing their O-fest) and for a second time I could not find the English button. Their product is good enough to be exported, but the language flexibility needs to be improved.

Sep 25, 2021
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dkoehler42 from New York

3.51/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Allgäuer Festbier is something I found while at a store I don't normally frequent. Being a festbier, it does pour a lighter color, but It's a little darker than some of the others I've had. The aroma is definitely more from the grain. The taste is sweet, but there's a metallic-ish flavor that's distracting. The mouthfeel is clean, however. I'm glad I tried it but I wouldn't buy this again, unless I knew the flavor was corrected.

Sep 24, 2021
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.4/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a golden orange color, clear, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like mildly sweet grain, light hop character, and breadiness.

This was a really, really tasty surprise from a big tasting of all marzens/festbiers. There's a really tasty but light grassy and spicy hop character, with a grainy, not too sweet breadiness on the back end. It feels pretty emblematic of what exactly I'm looking for in this style.

This is light bodied, super clean, well-balanced, and extremely drinkable.

This was a big highlight of the season for me. It feels very well done.

Sep 23, 2021
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/2/21; drank 9/20/21 @ the Yarchives.

See-through dull orange rust appearance.

An even pour yielded a nice white head; frothy, tree-rung lace.

Acorn, roasted corn & faint caramel notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Mild flavors of caramel, acorn & roasted corn up front; faint smoke & yeast funk on the finish.

I really liked this; substantial but easy to drink. I'd have another!

Sep 21, 2021
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teromous from Virginia

3.51/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the rear label: "P: 02.06.2021 E: 02.09.2022 L0206DJ1449"

Appearance: The body is a medium-dark shade of amber with good clarity. It has a very large, rocky textured, white head with massive bubbles appearing and forming craters when they pop. Fantastic lacing. Tons of visible carbonation. Very good head retention.

Aroma: It has a pleasant herbal hop aroma. There is a faint scent of cereal grain as well.

Taste: Up front there is a mellow sweet cereal flavor. Towards the middle there is a light herbal hop flavor. A bit twiggy in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: It is lighter bodied with a light herbal bitterness.

Overall: As an import the beer held together pretty well. It has just enough flavor and aroma to carry the beer through to the end of the bottle without ever feeling too boring, but the flavors and aromas also don't pop out very much. As a whole it is better than some Festbiers, putting itself above the average mark but as an import it still feels like it is missing some character. I would definitely try it again if I could have it in Germany. As an import I could drink it from time to time. This beer would work well in a mix-a-six with other similar beers, and I would recommend it in that fashion.

Sep 11, 2021
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StJamesGate from New York

3.05/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A dead dark gold with just a finger of white foam.
Boiled grain and a bit of creamed corn only later opening into some noble spice.
Honey graham malts with mild woodiness to end.
Honey cough drop end and slightly numbing spice linger.
Medium, chewy, round, a bit heavy.

A big, malt-forward lager. Hops are desperately missed here, as the whole thing ends up a bit plodding. Lines up better as a Dortmunder. Put it this way: I spilled about a third of the bottle and didn't really mind.

Dec 28, 2012
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Absumaster from Netherlands

3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clear, golden beer with a moderate head that settles into a thin cream.

Smell is malty and has notes of honey and straw.

Taste is a little more full than your average pilsner. It's maltiness is a bit sweet and has some light dextrines in there. This adds a honey-like taste. Bitterness is present and develops during the glass into a moderate (German) lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little sweet and doesn't have enough spritz to be very fresh and drinkable.

Sep 01, 2010
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tmoneyba from Ohio

3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Keg Liquor.

Poured clear golden color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted grassy aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.

My expectations where met.

Mar 08, 2009
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RoyalT from Michigan

2.53/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – Kind of orangy for an Oktoberfest. The head came up OK but went down pretty fast.

Smell – There’s a nice, light malt to the nose but there’s something else in there that I can’t quite pick out. It’s kind of tart and sugary, like a Sweet Tart or something.

Taste – I found this with the first bier of theirs that I sampled. The style’s taste is present (light, creamy caramel malt in this case) but there are sour notes that ruin the experience.

Mouthfeel – Pucker up and say “ah”, this one will have you sucking your cheeks in. It’s very light as well.

Drinkability – Good enough not to “sink”, but nothing to write home to Germany about.

Dec 12, 2003
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jcalabre from California

2.5/5  rDev -29%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampled on 27 September 2003 at Hollingshead, in Orange, California
Would legions of lederhosen goose-step to seek out this Oktoberfest? I would hope not. This unimpressive beer pours a hazy yellow color w/ a small white head. The flavor is muted. It has a bit of malt, but not much. In my humble opinion, this was a study in mediocrity.
It wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything.

Sep 27, 2003
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