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Franconia Oktoberfest - Franconia Brewing Company

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Franconia Oktoberfest
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BA SCORE
80
good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 23.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  ABV ?

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jujubeast6000 on 03-24-2009)
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Reviews by GMB:
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

GMB, Oct 07, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +7%

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.

Mora2000, Oct 12, 2010
Photo of dirtylou
3.35/5  rDev -2.6%

on tap, The Idle Rich in Dallas

cellphone notes

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.

dirtylou, Sep 18, 2009
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2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Dwtucker90, Sep 27, 2012
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1/5  rDev -70.9%

DoctorShakalu, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of cgmees
4.6/5  rDev +33.7%

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.

cgmees, Oct 16, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

buzzed, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +16.3%

czillmer, Sep 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

gnaztee, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

deadliest, May 07, 2013
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%

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.

MrHungryMonkey, Nov 07, 2009
Photo of champ103
3.98/5  rDev +15.7%

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.

champ103, Oct 01, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

scm2787, Sep 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Danobold, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

EinWeizenbitte, Dec 22, 2011
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3.86/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

allengarvin, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of jujubeast6000
2.9/5  rDev -15.7%

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.

jujubeast6000, Mar 24, 2009
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2/5  rDev -41.9%

drummermattie02, Oct 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

dmorgan310, Sep 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

TX-Badger, May 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +9%

t0rin0, Oct 01, 2012
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3.13/5  rDev -9%

a tad on the brighter side in color... amber not copper... with a smaller head. the flying saucer seems to have a record of clean lines so it wasn't that. nose does have that stale apple but alsot a lot of sugar. palate is too sweet and not very much else. this is not an easy style. this 'octoberfest' is a bit to desert for me in this case. it doesn't taste like a marzen but this is the only off german beer i've had from this brewery.

rtepiak, Nov 08, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +38.1%

BJasny, Sep 28, 2013
Franconia Oktoberfest from Franconia Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.