Festbier

Aroma: Moderate malty richness, with an emphasis on toastydoughy aromatics and an impression of sweetness. Low to medium-low floral, herbal, or spicy hops. The malt should not have a deeply toasted, caramel, or biscuity quality. Clean lager fermentation character.

Appearance: Deep yellow to deep gold color; should not have amber hues. Bright clarity. Persistent white to off-white foam stand. Most commercial examples are medium gold in color.

Flavor: Medium to medium-high malty flavor initially, with a lightly toasty, bread dough quality and an impression of soft sweetness. Medium to medium-low bitterness, definitely malty in the balance. Well-attenuated and crisp, but not dry. Medium-low to medium floral, herbal, or spicy hop flavor. Clean lager fermentation character. The taste is mostly of Pils malt, but with slightly toasty hints. The bitterness is supportive, but still should yield a malty, flavorful finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, with a smooth, somewhat creamy texture. Medium carbonation. Alcohol strength barely noticeable as warming, if at all.

Overall Impression: A smooth, clean, pale German lager with a moderately strong malty flavor and a light hop character. Deftly balances strength and drinkability, with a palate impression and finish that encourages drinking. Showcases elegant German malt flavors without becoming too heavy or filling. 

OGFGIBUsSRMABV
1.054 – 1.057 1.010 – 1.012 18 – 25 4 – 7 5.8 – 6.3%
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Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
T thecellarmonk   9 1 2 0

Beer Information

Serving types:
  • Bottled 12oz
  • Twelve-pack Bottles
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
International Bitterness Units (IBU):
30 IBU's
Availability:
Seasonal/Limited Release
 
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