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Huppendorfer Weihnachtsbier

Last Christmas is gone since long but I still have some „Weihnachtsbier“ [Weihnachtsbier = German for Christmas beer] in my stash. Actually this one I'm having now was a Christmas present from my dad.

What would you expect from a „Weihnachtsbier“? I guess it would be strong in alcohol – a bock – and of course lots of sweetness and a malt flavour.

With 5.5 % ABV this isn't a bock but derived from its color it ain't be a Helles. The first impression brings up its malty character. Below the malt is some burnt smell as well. I even noticed some kind of „Kellergeruch“ (does someone know a translation for Kellergeruch?)

The Huppendorfer Weihnachtsfestbier is very sweet. The bitterness at the end stays only for some seconds before it vanishes into thin air. From that point on I think its a Märzen.

The body is well balanced. Carbonation is in accordance with the body. I'm now heading for cheese. Seems like this beer made me hungry - for more.


The beer was poured from a
Purity of Taste:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off flavours ; 10 = sheer
Purity of Smell:
8.00
/ 10 | 1 = many off-flavours ; 10 = sheer
Intensity of Bitterness:
2
/ 5 | 1 = no bitterness ; 5 = bitter
Quality of Bitterness:
6.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Hoparoma:
4.00
/ 10 | 1 = no quality ; 10 = high quality
Palatefulness:
3
/ 5 | 1 = water ; 5 = masty
Tingle:
3
/ 5 | 1 = flat ; 5 = too tangy

Lautered: 7.00 out of 10
About the reviewer:
Dominik Jais's picture Dipl.-Braumeister (VLB Berlin) Dominik Jais is beer enthusiast writing beer reviews since 2001.
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Alc: 5.50% Vol.
Type: Märzen
Brewed by: Huppendorfer
Brewed in: Germany