Franconia Oktoberfest - Franconia Brewing Company
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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.
10-12-2010 07:39:03 | More by Mora2000
3.35/5 rDev -2.6%
on tap, The Idle Rich in Dallas
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.
09-18-2009 20:00:57 | More by dirtylou
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.
10-16-2010 20:29:18 | More by cgmees
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.
11-07-2009 20:41:05 | More by MrHungryMonkey
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.
10-01-2011 22:52:06 | More by champ103
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.
09-02-2014 01:39:45 | More by allengarvin
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.
03-24-2009 04:48:40 | More by jujubeast6000
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.
11-08-2009 06:43:24 | More by rtepiak
Franconia Oktoberfest from Franconia Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.