Allgäuer Büble Bier Festbier
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG

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From:
Allgäuer Brauhaus AG
 
Germany
Style:
Lager - Festbier / Wiesnbier
Ranked #38
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #25,077
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 13.57%
Ratings:
37
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 08, 2022
Added:
Oct 03, 2002
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  1
SCORE
83
Good
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Ratings by steveh:
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4.27/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by steveh from Illinois

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
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3.5 by BeerWasp from Germany on Feb 08, 2022
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3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
by md3kcn from North Carolina

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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3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

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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3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

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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4.66/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

A very enjoyable beer,
I would definitely buy again.
A well made Fest bier.

Dec 03, 2021
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3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by bluejacket74 from Ohio

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
 
3.52 by KevinL from Michigan on Nov 24, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Reef from South Carolina

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
 
3.59 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Nov 20, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Brutaltruth from Ohio

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
 
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Nov 05, 2021
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2.66/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by REVZEB from Illinois

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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3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by BJB13 from Maryland

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
 
3.77 by Boone757 from Virginia on Oct 25, 2021
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3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Smakawhat from Maryland

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
 
4 by shacawgo24 from Illinois on Oct 12, 2021
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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

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
 
3.64 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Oct 09, 2021
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3.34/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

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
 
3.79 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Oct 05, 2021
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3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by BubbleBobble from New York

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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3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by LiquidAmber from Washington

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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3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Beginner2 from Illinois

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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3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by dkoehler42 from New York

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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4.4/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

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
 
3.75 by paulish from New York on Sep 22, 2021
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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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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3.51/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by teromous from Virginia

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
 
3.31 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland on Sep 03, 2021
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3.17/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Manta200 from Kentucky

Gift from Mägges during my visit in Germany

Aug 26, 2021
 
3.16 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois on Jan 09, 2016
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3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by StJamesGate from New York

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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3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Absumaster from Netherlands

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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3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by tmoneyba from Ohio

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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2.53/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by RoyalT from Michigan

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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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by jcalabre from California

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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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 37 ratings