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Munsterfest - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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MunsterfestMunsterfest

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BA SCORE
85
very good

577 Ratings
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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 48
Gots: 49 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beachbum1975 on 10-15-2006)
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birdsellam

Indiana

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-16-2012 00:38:10 | More by birdsellam
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Dogoatus

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-29-2014 14:39:05 | More by Dogoatus
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headyhopzhead

Indiana

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-22-2011 13:54:00 | More by headyhopzhead
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mattboyer182

Indiana

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-13-2014 23:25:51 | More by mattboyer182
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-12-2012 02:50:54 | More by djrn2
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-07-2013 12:59:44 | More by thinwhiteduke
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Cheezus

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-07-2012 00:45:51 | More by Cheezus
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mrjmann

Indiana

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-12-2014 03:18:38 | More by mrjmann
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-09-2014 18:13:52 | More by IAmHollywood13
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ititani

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-23-2013 00:11:50 | More by ititani
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ctrevino

Indiana

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-06-2012 22:45:57 | More by ctrevino
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Jeebs

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -19.6%

A: Pours a hazy deep golden orange with a tiny off white head. The head dissipates almost instantly leaving nearly no lacing.

S: Smells biscuity with spiced malts, sweet with a bit of fruitiness.

T: Much like the smell, bready/biscuity sweetness with spiced malts.

M: Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. There isn't really anything that stand out with the mouth feel it's pretty bland and boring.

D: Drinkability is average at best, this beer is just too bland. This beer is not even close to being worth $8 a bomber.

02-20-2010 21:15:19 | More by Jeebs
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.05/5  rDev -19.1%

Poured this 22 oz. brown bottle into a Sam Adams glass. No date, but "fall offering" is stated on the label. The body was a deep golden and clear. The disappointing head quickly faded to nothing. An additional hard pour created a little sustained head.

Smell was floral and earthy. Candy sweetness. The sourness blossomed on the second pour. Vegetal.

Taste was Sweet grainy malts. Vegetal. Nobel Hops spiciness. This is the least hoppy FFF beer I have had. Which is due to the style I presume. This one may have been better fresher.

Mouthfeel was full and smooth, slick even. Could use a little more carbonation it seems.

04-15-2010 13:35:46 | More by Cresant
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tpd975

Florida

3.05/5  rDev -19.1%

A: Pours a light brown hue with a nice solid head.

S: Lots of sweet caramel malt, sweet malt, and a touch of brown sugar.

T: Very malty (duh) with sweet caramel, toffee, and noble hops coming thru. Not much going on for a FFF beer, I expected a bit more.

M: Medium in body somewhat creamy.

D: Just so so.

06-17-2008 15:28:18 | More by tpd975
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FtownThrowDown

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -18.3%

22oz bottle poured into my Dogfish Head pint glass.
Beer pours a dark brown reddish color. There is no head to speak of. Smells of an Octoberfest, but the trademark Three Floyds hops are not present in the nose. I was hoping for a hoppy attempt at an Octoberfest.
Taste is true to the style for an Octoberfest. I guess Three Floyds is falling to their reputation here. An incredible brewery that I love. This is a good, very true to form Octoberfest. However, I was expecting something special from FFF. I can get Christian Moerlein Octoberfest around here for $6/sixer and have the same experience.
Overall a good beer, just not something that demands the FFF premium.

02-15-2007 00:58:54 | More by FtownThrowDown
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3.08/5  rDev -18.3%

22oz. bottle.

Very light haze, light brown/orange in color. Modest off-white head.

Mild citrus aroma, some caramel (inappropriate for style). A bit of roast/toast character.

Fairly hoppy for style, but not overboard. Unpleasant bitterness in aftertaste. Some toast notes.

Light + in body. Carbonation is low. Fairly refreshing, dry at finish.

May be a bit past it's prime, so I will try again in the future. Easy to drink, but flavor is just a bit off.

03-05-2007 17:21:25 | More by
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Duster72

Indiana

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%

This may have been an older bottle, but there is no date markings available that I can find.

Pours a cloudy amber with a two finger off white head. Decent retention and lacing. Aroma is roasty carmel malts. Taste is dissapointing, very malty with a little too much sweetness and not enough hops. Mouthfeel is average. Pretty drinkable but not something I would want to drink a lot of. I am hoping this was just an old bottle; I will get some fresh as soon as it's available.

05-14-2007 23:27:07 | More by Duster72
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BitterBosh

Kentucky

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%

At first, I really didn't like it, it seemed way overcarbonated & just way too thin & oily. But, after a while of drinking & letting the tulip glass sit, the alcohol smell & think taste broadened to a robust amber lager that I didn't think was coming at all. Let this brew sit for a while, it really opens up after a bit of warmth. The head will be gone by then, but it tastes so much fuller & organic this way. Right out of the fridge, its thin & oily. Must try some more Three Floyds offerings!

P.S.: I forgot to mention the hops...To me, the hops in this particular Oktoberfest lager taste far more citrusey (sp?) & biting than most other 'fests I've had. I like that about this brew, & with the sweetness added from letting it sit for a bit, this makes for an Oktoberfest that is in a league of it's own.

11-01-2013 07:39:19 | More by BitterBosh
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BigBass

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -15.1%

I love Marzen beir so I could not wait to get this in my hands fresh.

Pours a golden orange hue with a touch of champagne to it.

Alot of spices up front with all kinds of fruit. Im getting apple cider or juice right away, with a little malt character. Fresh baked bannana bread on the back end.

Wow, not what I expected at all. Alot of fruit, clove, and cider with malt character. Almost has that hefe twangg, sourness to it.

This has some wine-like quality for some reason. Carbonation is a little much for me and would like to see more body. I think they were going for high drinkability and missed.

10-02-2010 04:12:00 | More by BigBass
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AndrewNations

Louisiana

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%

Not much to say about this one. Its a typical Marzen and is quite normal despite being from 3F. It had a nice caramel and bread type malt backbone with mid to low carbonation. Admittedly, this is not my favorite style but I do enjoy tasting and seeing how others differ. I think this one is a bit on the sweeter side and makes a bit less sessionable then some of the german oktoberfest.

All in all I think this is a good representation of the style but would appreciate a little more creativity from 3F as they tend to do.

10-19-2010 13:21:15 | More by AndrewNations
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balconybrew

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -14.3%

Reviewed from notes...

Poured from a bomber into a stein. Liquid was amber with a white head. Aroma was of roasted malt, slightly sweet and minimal hops. Taste begins with sweet malt that fades to a dry (style-like) finish. Lacked the hops I was expecting from FFF. Very drinkable, like and o'fest should be.

08-29-2007 23:31:27 | More by balconybrew
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Coltalenaven


3.24/5  rDev -14.1%

Stopped by FFF in Munster, IN and picked up a few assorted bombers. Nice to obtain a fresh bottle of this Oktoberfest I've never sampled.
Pours a dark amber brew with a 3 finger semi creamy head. Quickly settles down to a thin film with no mentionable lacing.
Aroma is malty sweetness and the taste is the same.
A really smooth lager with a pretty abundant malt quality. Very similar to many of the American Oktoberfest beers I've sampled but a solid example and a pretty high quality beer in general as are all the FFF beers.
Overall a high rated beer in my opinion and something I would pick up every season.

01-20-2013 02:09:13 | More by Coltalenaven
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77apm

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

03-16-2014 06:13:49 | More by 77apm
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thaghost

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

10-06-2013 13:17:08 | More by thaghost
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

10-16-2013 23:55:48 | More by schmidtmattsays
Munsterfest from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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