Daily Archives: May 18, 2011

Festie – An Average Amber

When out and about today, at my local grocer, I saw a six pack from Star Hill Brewery that I hadn’t tried – The Festie.  I was eager to taste it, especially since they mention on their website that it’s similar to an Oktoberfest (and you probably know by now that I do love the Oktoberfest).

While I think the flavor comes off slightly malty and tastes like a decent Amber Lager – it was sort of anti-climatic.  It tasted slightly under carbonated, and it didn’t have a strong malty finish like I was hoping for.  I certainly wouldn’t liken it to an Oktoberfest – sheesh, as if!

All in all, it’s not a bad beer by any means, I think they just overshot by mentioning that it was “a tribute to the great German Lager…”, as I believe it fell a little flat.  It’s kinda like when Madonna sang “American Pie”… you get the picture!