Roppelt Festbier

amber beer in mug with huge head

Roppelt Festbier

Brewery:  Roppelt
Town:
Stiebarlimbach
Style: Festbier
Color:
unfiltered amber
Head: rocky, white

Nose:
malt, biscuit
Body: medium
-bodied, low carbonation
Palate:
malty, some grain, light but firm hop
Finish: clean, dry
Served:
on tap at the brewery

Impression: I’ve always loved Roppelt Kellerbier and at their scenic Keller, there’s no reason to drink anything else. This was my first time at the actual brewery and I was happy to find both their Bock and Festbier on tap. I went for the Bock first but this Festbier held up very well after that stellar brew. It was a bit lighter and lacked the complexity of dried fruit of the Bock but it was a very nicely balanced if strong session beer. It wasn’t overly hoppy but what was in the mix more than kept this otherwise malty brew from being cloying. If more fests were like this, I’d be more inclined to seek them out more often.

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