“Festie” is Starr Hill’s fall seasonal and is pretty light as compared to most full-bodied beers released this time of year.
Festie is a really nice amber color and creates a decent head when poured. The aroma presents a subtle toastiness and is somewhat malty.
For me, Festie was pretty weak as compared to other Oktoberfests available. It’s a nice medium-bodied lager that is very drinkable and is going to appeal to most beer drinkers. However, it’s not a beer that I would choose in a bar or at the grocery store. I just don’t feel that its a good representation of the style.
Starr Hill makes great beer, but Festie just doesn’t appeal to my need for a bold and hearty Oktoberfest.
Give Festie a try and let me know what you think – prove me wrong, I’m willing to learn.
- Starr Hill, Virginia
- Price: NA
- Sampled 8/26/10
- Serving Type: bottle
- IBU: NA
- ABV: 4.8%
- Rating: 2