Weihenstephaner Festbier

Weihenstephaner FestbierGiven that it’s been a number of days since my last beer review, I probably should write one up. Tonight I gorged on roasted potatoes, miso soup, and steamed spinach. So much, in fact, that I was on the verge of yarfing. That was a couple of hours ago and I’m feeling a bit better. Time to suck it up and pop the top on this Weihenstephaner Festbier.

Right off the bat I am horribly confused by this beer. Festbier. A label with wreaths. Holiday beer. Dark and spicy, right? WRONG!!!

Weihenstephaner Festbier is crazy light colored. Damn near as light as a macro light beer. 5.8% ABV makes it significantly stronger than a macro light. There isn’t much in the way of aroma. The flavor is lemony. Festive lemons?!? I almost want to say it’s wheaty, but maybe not. I also want to say coriander, but I’m not sure of that either. Finally, I feel like the beer might remind me of a bubbly pilsner. Can you tell I’m completely clueless? I’m not cheating and googling this time.

One way or another, I’ll give Weihenstephaner credit for being original…even if it is in a really odd way. I’m going to enjoy finishing off the bottle and contemplating what I’m really tasting.Weihenstephaner Festbier

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Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.