Town Brewing Co. Rathaus Festbier Lager

It’s that time of year again. Time for Festbiers! You’ll be seeing a lot of this style between now and November. This particular festbier is Town Brewing Co. Rathaus Festbier Lager, 5.8% ABV. This beer is from right here in Charlotte. I’m not the biggest fan of this style, but I do like FestBiers. This beer pours an amber color with a one-and-a-half-finger white head. The aroma is sweet and malted with a kind of bead-like smell. The taste of this beer is sweet at first. Then you get some malty flavors, that subdues the sweetness. But then you get that bread-like flavor, and then the sweetness slowly comes back to the forefront. The mouthfeel is on the higher side of the medium mouthfeel. This festbier finishes with a sweet malt flavor. That same flavor carries over to the aftertaste with a slight addition of a breaded note. Overall this was just above average for me. So I would give Town Brewing Co. Rathaus Festbier Lager a B-. It has its good moments, but overall it’s just an average festbier. So after about three pints, I felt like the flavors we got to be too much. I don’t see having more than that would be enjoyable. But that is not so bad. I would recommend Town Brewing Co. Rathaus Festbier Lager. Please be kind, be safe, and enjoy responsibly! Cheers!

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