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Munsterfest - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub


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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%

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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Photo of ultralarry2006


3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle. Leaves less than a one finger head, that disappears to a foam ring at the edges, no lacing. Body is a slightly hazy yellowy brown amber.

Smell - toasty malt, hint of apples, and hint of spicy hops.

Taste - like the smell. Toasty malt, with hint of apples, and some faint spicy hops, with faint lemon on the finish.

Mouthfeel - full bodied, quite fizzy.

Drinkability - this is good, but not great. Could be sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2006 15:15:48 | More by ultralarry2006
Photo of BlindPig


4.53/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Thin tan white head on a clody orangish body.
S- Weak smell can't really smell much besdies some malts and some hops with fruits. It is a different smell. Smells like a lot is mixed in it. Some caramel notes with some like orange hints and other tropical notes?
T- A nice blend between malts and hops. It has quite a bit of fruit flavors. Can't really pin point to many flavors since I think it doesn't follow the style well but it is very good! Some pear and fruits come out. I think its well balanced. To big of flavors for a oktoberfest IMO.
M- Medium body with low carbonation.
D- It is really good! I think it tastes amazing. It's a new blend of flavor which follows Three Floyds. I don't know how they do it but they keep making a total new blend of flavors and it keeps coming out amazing.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2006 02:51:50 | More by BlindPig
Photo of aforbes10


3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this on the "new bottles" menu at the Map Room and i got it despite the price because i'd never seen it before (later i saw it at Sam's too). poured red with a bit of brown and translucent...massive white head. crisp, lightly malty and all-spice odor. some sour apples on the nose too. taste is very smooth, nicely hoppy. some slight apple and cinnamon tastes, small amount of hops. It's a very nice lager...not really an octoberfest but i always keep in mind that "it's not normal". High marks for this guy overall...reminds me a bit of Brooklyn Lager with less hops, which is weird because it's not at all the same style. highly drinkable and very refreshing. way to go map room.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2006 13:42:30 | More by aforbes10
Photo of beachbum1975


4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my friend Garrett for getting this 22 oz. bottle (with no freshness date) from the bar at 3F's. He drove from Cincinnati to check the place out (That jerk!).

Appearance: Served into a traditional pint glass at around 45 degrees. It’s a thick, cloudy & unfiltered brownish-red brew with 1/4 inch light tan foam head. Good foam retention with thick lacing.
Smell: Earthiness, pumpkin, toasted malts and Belgium candies.
Taste: Non-typical, semi-dry (almost stale) and earthy beer. Medium-bodied brew with pumpkin being the most predominant flavor.
Drinkability: In a word, different. Hits you tongue dry and earthy with pumpkin and all-spice. Serious Earthy tones in the middle and finishes with candied sweets.

This one was hard to review – lots of things going on with it. I was expecting a rich Oktoberfest beer, but drinking it was completely different. I recommend trying it (if you can get it!)....

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2006 20:10:21 | More by beachbum1975
Photo of spdyfire83


3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

180th Review
Proper pint
On-draft in Munster at Three Floyd's Taproom!

From notes.

A: Dull copper. Quarter (off-white) fingernail head.

S: Caramel, wheat, nectar, faint nutiness, and dried-out malt. Not much else here which I find boring.

T: Malt sweetness upfront followed by smooth nutiness with touch of honey, cracked wheat, and biscuit malt. Hint of fruitiness and spice (beautifully balanced) near back is a nice change of pace for the style. Enjoyable and tasty - not boring at all!

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation.

O: A nice beer for sure! I was a bit taken back by the lack of nose on this, but the taste and mouthfeel came to the rescue! Well done for the style, easy and smooth to drink, and overall solid.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2012 13:47:13 | More by spdyfire83
Photo of Ryan011235


2.4/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap in a pint glass at Bodega on 10/21/11

Cloudy tobacco brown. Not much foam. No retention.

Smells... blah. Apple, pear and earthy hops with some caramel and grain. Smells plasticine. Buttery aroma, too. Dusty biscuit and yeast amid herbal, tea and leafy hops. Decent showing of bread with a spot of caramel. A hint of cocoa - huh? Finishes dry with a generic hop note. Medium body; dry feel. Nippy carbonation. Coating - almost waxy.

Not exactly terrible but pretty unremarkable. Meh.

Serving type: on-tap

11-16-2011 22:59:51 | More by Ryan011235
Photo of TMoney2591


4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a shaker pint glass at The Firkin.

I read on the label once that this was brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot and then did a double-take as I struggled with the thought of the Floyds brewing something so ordinary-sounding and historically "pure" (for lack of a better word). Figured I'd have to try it out. It pours a lightly hazy bronze-straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises grass, cracked wheat, buttery biscuits,, light nutmeg, honey, light caramel, and a few scraps of grapefruit rind. The taste primarily follows the grainy path made from the elements above, but with a nice twinge of orange and grapefruit zests. The honey and caramel also pop in at various points, so as to ensure that everything isn't all grassy malt and whatnot. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and an appropriately grainy feel. Overall, a very nice O-Fest-like brew, nicely balanced and surprisingly refreshing. Right on.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2011 02:06:27 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of KDawg


3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured a dark copper color with a nice foamy head

rich nose and pungent with copper, citrus tones, malty tones and hops. Fairly powerful aromatics with a good amount of punch to them

medium/full bodied with principally malts and citrus tones. The feel is also fairly rich but not too much

this was a very good domestic and enjoyable oktoberfest. Not super malty, but with more hops to it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2011 02:43:44 | More by KDawg
Photo of mentaltraveller


3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a stein glass at 3 floyds. Pours an almost amber with a good head. The retention is pretty amazing. This is a pretty solid tasting brew. It as an easy drinker but still has some substance. I am not extremely familiar with this style, but it tastes pretty good to me.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2011 00:10:15 | More by mentaltraveller
Photo of Sean9689


3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at FFF.

A - Pours a golden/orange color, white frothy, head, thick cap.

S - Malty sweetness, bready, sweet potato, pumpkin.

T - Big bready malt sweetness, pumpkin, caramel, slight dark fruit.

M - Light, good carbonation, refreshing sweet malty finish.

O - A nice Octoberfest. Very light and enjoyable...perfect for the warmer months of fall/end of summer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2011 17:54:45 | More by Sean9689
Photo of yeahnatenelson


3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed at the FFF Brewpub earlier today.

Appearance -- Deep orange with amber highlights and a 1/2" of sudsy white head. A sight to behold.

Smell -- Plum and nectarine, floral lager yeast, dry amber malts, earthy Noble hops.

Taste -- Follows the nose pretty well: plum, spring flowers, bready malt and a kiss of light brown sugar.

Mouthfeel -- Medium to light in body with moderate prickly carbonation. Pretty much on par with the style.

Drinkability -- While I enjoyed this beer, it's not my favorite of the style. I might have it again, but only for lack of better options.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2010 22:41:32 | More by yeahnatenelson
Photo of mynie


4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the Lafayette Chumleys.

Regular marzen pour; maybe a little limp. An orange like a rusty old pumpkin made of steel. Translucent with a small head.

Smells nice. Rounded, zippy bock malt with hints of wax and cinnamon. Decent dry American hop presence, to boot.

Tastes a lot like it smells only the hops are a lot bigger and the cinnamon much bolder, almost at Spotted Cow levels. Starts for a marzen, big bouquet of spices and light flowers, moving into sweeter, bockier middle with dry American hops and ending on a long, lingering blend of hops, spice, and malt sweetness. Really nice.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2009 23:55:18 | More by mynie
Photo of ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub, served in a pint glass

A reddish/orange body sat below a thin, less than one finger bone white head. Decent retention with little to no lacing.

Sweet caramel malt, nuts, fruit (apples and pears). A malt lovers delight.

Wow, this beer is really clean. The flavors really shine, no off-flavors at all. A malt bomb. Caramel, apples, pears, nuts, and a touch of floral hops.

Dry finish, crisp. Medium-light body, perfect carbonation.

Highly sessionable and one of the best I have had this season.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2008 19:52:08 | More by ColForbinBC
Photo of emerge077


4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Map Room.

Reddish orange body, good clarity, a thin head stays around for a little while, swirling into a doppler hurricane pattern. Malty nose, nutty with a touch of fruit, pretty much a malt showcase.

Caramel flavors, malty, not much hop presence. Finishes kind of dry. Something in there reminds me of fall leaves. Light bodied, easy enough to quaff a pint. Not especially complex, but a nice way to usher in the fall season.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2008 13:53:44 | More by emerge077
Photo of frank4sail

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tan head malty (sweet) nose. Smooth mouth. Malty slightly sweet taste with good hop presence to balence out the sweetness. Quite drinkable. I was impressed with this one due to the fact that I found it so drinkable. This style is not usually my cup of tea...

Tasted at the brewery on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2002 11:52:49 | More by frank4sail
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Munsterfest from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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