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Franconia Oktoberfest - Franconia Brewing Company

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Franconia Oktoberfest
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 36
Avg: 3.6
pDev: 41.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Franconia Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: jujubeast6000 on 03-24-2009

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Reviews: 10 | Hads: 36
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1/5  rDev -72.2%

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3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Plano Gingerman.

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is strong on the toffee notes. The flavor is a mix of toffee and caramel. I also get a little bit of grape character in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Not the best Oktoberfest out there, but a very nice example of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap, The Idle Rich in Dallas

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appearance: served in a standard pint, dark cola-mahogany body, very little head

smell: heavy sweetness, rather rich aromas

taste: sweet, rich and bready. A light nuttyness is limited by the abrasive sweetness on this one - a little out of balance

mouthfeel: medium body, sweet and filling

drinkability: just ok.

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

Don't know how to describe it, I didn't like it.

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4.55/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Idle Rich pub in Dallas in a 1/2 liter mug (Spaten)

First off, I like slightly sweet October beers. This one was served with a nice 1 inch head (space in the mug for 1/2 liter beer and 1 inch of head) very amber with golden hints from the sunlight. The aroma is strong with spicy malt and fruit.

Lots of malt, richness and sweetness layered in with a roasted caramel flavor to the tongue. Medium to full body with a touch of lingering sweetness and hint of carbonation.

Very Drinkable. Notice I used sweet frequently, it is not a sugary beer, but balanced and as one reviewer mentioned likely to be considered more of a desert beer by most drinkers. I like the overall presentation and drinkablility. Will miss it once the kegs are gone and look forward to next year.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I alway enjoy trying this beer to see how it changes year to year. Always malty. Always delicious. Doesn't have much head when poured from a bottle. I think last time I had it was on draft.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.12/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A. Nice Orange
S. Very sweet and malty
T. More sweet malts, caramel, toffee
M. Good drinkable mouthfeel, sweet aftertaste
O. Great beer, very sweet, would be friendly to new beer drinkers

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose is fruity malty and kind of spicy with floral hops and grape-like malt. Smells pretty good.

Pours deep red hue, mild head. Looks good.

Lots of malt, rich & smooth layered malt flavor. Grape-like fruit from malt (I assume). Slight herbal hoppage. Rich sweetness, highly caramelized and roasted. Nutty/oily mouthfeel. Tastes good. Feels good. Good drinkability.

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3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, but clear brick red color. A one finger white head forms, and recedes in a minute. Light lace is left behind.
S: Big toasted malts with some caramel sweetness. Baked bread and biscuit. Even some chocolate in the nose.
T: Follows the nose. A big toasted malty flavor. Dry bread and biscuit at first. Though sweet caramel takes over. Light chocolate is intermingled. A malty treat.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Easy and smooth to drink. I can quaff several without a thought.

One of the better O'fests I have had from a Texas brewery. Tons of malty goodness. Well done Franconia, an something I would recommend.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.86/5  rDev +7.2%

A: 4 - It pours out a dark mahogany with a small but persistent head and good lacing.
S: 4 - Excellent malt aroma, with a bit of kettle caramelization.
T: 3.75 - Emphasis is squarely on the malt, with low bitterness leaving the overall flavor fairly sweet. Malt tends towards caramel flavor, and finishes as it began, sweet.
M: 4 - Soft textured, creamy, not too much carbonation
O: 3.75 - Solid oktoberfest, though malt is not as complex as some examples.

Weighting (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.86.

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3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.88/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 9/14/2008 (Tap @ Old Monk Cafe, Dallas, TX):

Pours a brown reddish colored body, with an almost non-existant white colored head. Has a very malty and grapey aroma, but not very strong overall. Has a nutty taste, some fruity grapeness. Some dustiness. Okay for an oktoberfest.

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Franconia Oktoberfest from Franconia Brewing Company
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