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Franconia Oktoberfest - Franconia Brewing Company

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Franconia Oktoberfest
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BA SCORE
80
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 24.27%
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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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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appearance: served in a standard pint, dark cola-mahogany body, very little head

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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
80 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.