Athletic Brewing Company – Oktoberfest Fest Brew

On the left is a yellow beer in a pilsner glass. On the right is a brown can of beer that says Athletic Brewing Company Oktoberfest Fest Brew.

Athletic Brewing Company – Oktoberfest Fest Brew

Brewed in: Milford, Connecticut or San Diego, California
2021 BJCP Style: 4B – Festbier
ABV: < 0.5%
Malts: Vienna, Munich
Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh
Canned on: 7/14/23
Tasting on: 9/9/23
Glass: Pilsner

Aroma: Moderate noble, citrus, and flowery hops. Light yeast character. 7/12

Appearance: Yellow with excellent clarity. Bright white foam with large to fine bubbles and excellent retention. 3/3

Flavor: Low pale malt background. Moderate bitterness. Moderate citrus and light flowery hop character. Balance is toward bitterness. Clean bitterness lasts into the aftertaste but fades fast. 14/20

Texture: Smooth. Medium body. Moderate-high carbonation. 4/5

Overall Impression: A little less malty than expected for a festbier style, but otherwise clean with nice hop character and bitterness. 7/10

Final Score: 35/50 B

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