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  1. TableHopGames
    October 24, 2019 @ 4:43 am

    Sounds fun! Love those blind taste tests.


  2. D
    September 21, 2019 @ 2:25 pm

    I know it’s a special release, but Modern Times’ Tentbier is an excellent Fest Bier. Surprisingly so, as I’m not a lager enthusiast.


    • GT Wharton
      September 23, 2019 @ 1:58 pm

      I actually headed over to MT yesterday to try it out based on your recommendation. Not bad! And with Heater Allen!


  3. Vincent
    September 15, 2019 @ 8:20 am

    Love the attention to detail to ensure it is a true blind taste test. Need to see if I can find a few of the high scorers at my local bottle shop.


  4. Dan
    September 10, 2019 @ 7:40 pm

    KC Bier has a festbier worth trying


    • GT Wharton
      September 15, 2019 @ 11:45 pm

      I’ve been wanting to try them, but alas, they have eluded me :/


  5. B
    September 9, 2019 @ 7:29 pm

    Ayinger Oktoberfest.. even aged coming over… is delicious. Had it on draft recently and there were no off flavors that way…. better than the imported bottle.


  6. Brenton
    September 9, 2019 @ 12:25 pm

    What sticks out to me is that we associate marzens with Oktoberfest and pretty much nobody stateside brews an actual festbier. It’s nearly as hard to find an imported festbier, at least for me. Weihenstephaner is the only festbier style I can reliably find, and it’s delicious. It would be very obvious and stand out in terms of this blind test though.


    • GT Wharton
      September 15, 2019 @ 11:47 pm

      That’s a good point! I guess conflating those two styles is a habit I’ve picked up. I’ll mention it in my next Oktoberfest review.


    • Alan
      September 16, 2019 @ 8:44 pm

      Festbier is relatively young in its association with Oktoberfest. Märzen was the beer if Oktoberfest for over 100 years. Festbier became the beer of Oktoberfest in 1990.


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