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Franconia Oktoberfest - Franconia Brewing Company

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Franconia Oktoberfest
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 24.04%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 10
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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of dirtylou
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Photo of Deanc
2/5  rDev -40.7%

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

Photo of cgmees
4.55/5  rDev +35%
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.

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.88/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Photo of champ103
3.97/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

Photo of allengarvin
3.86/5  rDev +14.5%

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.

Photo of jujubeast6000
2.88/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

Photo of rtepiak
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of BeerTaster727
1.74/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Terrible experience...tasted like the beer had gone bad. Reminded me of rotten raspberries and had an awful aftertaste.

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Franconia Oktoberfest from Franconia Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.