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Munsterfest - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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85
very good

685 Ratings
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Ratings: 685
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 59
Gots: 73 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: beachbum1975 on 10-15-2006

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Photo of Sideswipe
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bomber Thanks Kevin!

A- Deep copper color topped by a finger of off-white foam. A bit of lacing sticks to the glass.

S- Sweet malt. Caramel. Bread. A bit of spice.

T- Opens with big caramel presence. Sweet, bready malt characteristics dominate the flavor. Notes of lemon and honey. Some spice, nutmeg and clove perhaps.

M- Medium body leaning toward thick. Medium carbonation. The beer has a creamy feel to it.

O- All the characteristics of a traditional Marzen are here. Nothing crazy or earth shattering going on. Just a nice, classic example of the style.

Photo of JamesTerry88
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Flight317
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Dogoatus
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of headyhopzhead
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of mattboyer182
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of EDubLovesBeer
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Cheezus
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of mrjmann
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of IAmHollywood13
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of ititani
3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Jeebs
3.04/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of tpd975
3.06/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Cresant
3.07/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of Vondy09
3.12/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of emyers
3.14/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear medium amber color with a big, billowing off-while head. Great head retention.

Smell: Mix of biscuity malt and piney, floral hops along with some citrus, Definitely a much heavier hop presence than expected in a Marzen. It's kind of a bizarre presence actually, and the balance between malt and hops could definitely be better.

Taste: The same issues present in the aroma are present here - an awkward mix of what seems like could be an solid malt profile and an unbalanced hop profile that does little more than get in the way. Malt flavor is really the defining feature of the Marzen style, and the extent to which the hops overpower the malt in this beer is pretty disappointing.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the thin side of medium-bodied, with mid-level carbonation.

Overall: I know 3 Floyds loves to over-hop everything they do, and most of the time it works out really well. This is not a style for which that strategy works.

Photo of jrs3994243
3.16/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AndrewNations
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Munsterfest from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.