Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weihenstephaner Festbier

Today I'm drinking Weihenstephaner Festbier brewed by Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephaner in  Freising, Germany. That is a mouthful! Yep, a German beer on Daily Beer Review. It's been a while, but I figured what the hell in honor of the start of Oktoberfest! This beer was brewed under the German Purity Law of 1516 and Weihenstephaner notes its 1040 founding as The World's Oldest Brewery. Typical European 11.2 ounce bottle.

Lots of grain in the aroma with some faint spice and light citrus. Sweet, malty flavors start things off, very soft. Plenty of grain and dough are complemented by some light spiciness and just enough hops to balance the initial sweetness. A fun little fruitiness comes in at the finish, too. Good carbonation, very smooth. The 5.8% alcohol is not noticeable at all. Nice flavors and an easy beer to recommend. Nicely done.

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