Munsterfest - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 218
Hads: 691
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 6.43%
Wants: 62
Gots: 73 | FT: 4
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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: frank4sail on 10-18-2002

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Photo of ppoitras
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle obtained via trade with CRJMellor. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a minimal layer of beige bubbles over the cloudy dark amber brew. Head is down to a swirly film quickly, with average to good lacing. Aroma is lightly of nutty malt and fruitiness. Taste follows along with a nutty grain husk flavor upfront, and hopping to balance for the rest of the experience, with maybe a touch of fruitiness. Mouthfeel and drinkability are both very nice, and even if they say it's "not normal", I'd be happy with this as my fest beverage... (586 characters)

Photo of DrJay
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear orange/reddish amber, but still fairly light, topped by an off-white head of fine bubbles. Some spotty lace. Sweet malt aroma with grassy and floral notes. Mild bitterness with some caramel, mild toastiness and light floral hops. Moderate carbonation, medium/light body, quite smooth with some dryness in the finish. Quite easy drinking. Thanks for sharing Viggo! (369 characters)

Photo of neonbrown82
4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Oh my god, I think I just creamed my pants. A Three Floyds lager? Don't get me wrong, I love my ales to death, and a greater percentage of my favorite beers are ales, but there is really nothing better than a well done lager. This one fits the bill quite nicely, and it is quite hoppy to boot (it's Three Floyds afterall). I finally got a chance to try this after just having been out of my Oktoberfest kick for the past month, but now I'm ready to dive right back in after this one.

Pours with a monumental head and an intensely active carbonation to support it. Whew, it's not already too late after O'fest season. Despite the beautiful carbonation, the retention is actually fairly poor, and the lacing ceases to stick. It is also a fair bit hazy, though it has that beautiful clear coppery color that I drool over every October.

The aroma is quite enticing. Has a distinct vegetal lager smell to it, but also a ton of floral hops and some caramel maltiness. The taste is fairly similar. Sweet with caramel and biscuity malt flavors up front fading into a clean, crisp floral hops bitterness. Very clean finish. Only very faintly vegetal. A damn good lager, and an instant favorite for an O'fest.

The body is fairly thick and creamy for the style; and even though the carbonation appears to be intense, it is very soft on the palate. As I have said already, it is very clean with only a hint of caramel sweetness and floral hops bitterness in the finish.

As is the case with most well-done lagers, this beer is uber drinkable. I could drink it by the case if I could afford it and it was available. (1,613 characters)

Photo of grub
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Viggo was nice enough to share this one. thanks eric!

pours a nice copper colour with a big fluffy tan head. the head drops slowly and leaves a little lace behind.

aroma is nice. biscuity malt. very fresh and nice.

taste is good. bready malt. light bitterness. bit of pepper. hint of alcohol. little nutty and toasty.

mouthfeel is good. nice body and good carbonation level.

drinkability is good. a well balanced and tasty beer. (443 characters)

Photo of Zorro
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In the glass this is a slightly hazy orange amber colored beer with a disappointing tan head formation that does not last.

Smell is sweet with an edge of dark roasted malt to it. Unexpected whiff of coffee and chocolate in this. Smell is really closer to a brown ale.

Taste is mildly sweet and full of Nobel hops in the first taste. Noticeable flavors from the dark malts again, tastes like brown ale. Good solid Noble hop bitterness and flavor, mildly spicy in the mouth but not real complex.

Mouthfeel is good.

Easy to drink as all Three Floyds beers are. This doesn't really taste like an Oktoberfest but it does taste good. Flavor-wise this would be a real good schwartzbier but it isn't dark enough. Tasty but not to style. (740 characters)

Photo of Viggo
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange, big off white head forms, settles down to a thin layer, some lace spots, decent retention. Smell is sweet and malty, some citrus, bread and yeast, bit of funk, smells okay. Taste is sweet and malty, yeast, orange/citrus, little bit of sourness and some zest, bit of jasmine, weak finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with low carbonation, very smooth. Never thought I'd see an Oktoberfest from 3F. Not bad, not up to their quality, but a decent brew. (469 characters)

Photo of brewcrew76
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

A - Pours a very clear copper with a thin white head.

S - Caramel and sweet toasted malt with a bit of graininess to it.

T - Sweet toasted malt, caramel, bready with a bit of hop spiciness mixed in.

M - Moderate with light carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish.

D - A tasty Oktoberfest. I was expecting something a little bolder coming from 3 Floyd's. (381 characters)

Photo of amatuerbeerguy
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out a copper, with little head.

Aroma of malt, hops(slight as they are), caramel, smoky

Flavor of hop(slight), malt, smoke(slight),

Mouthfeel of moderate carbonation, with a medium/low body

Overall this is a decent Oktoberfest, not what I expected from 3F's. Yet still a nice beer to partake in. (316 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a 20oz imperial pint.

A: Pours a hazy copper color with a 1/2 finger head that quickly dissipates to nothing.

S: Sweet, toasted malt nose. Maybe a tiny hint of apples?

T: After initial pour the taste was of sweet malt and mild hops. After warming for about 20min. more of the toasted malt flavors began to come out along with slightly fruity alcohol flavors

M: Medium body. Toasted malty finish that stays around.

D: This is a very drinkable Oktoberfest. Not my favorite style but I could see myself drinking a lot of this. All the flavors meld very well. It's malty without being too sweet and there's just enough hops to keep the malt in line. If only FFF would do a dry-hopped version of this! (742 characters)

Photo of scruffwhor
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pors that simple yet clear grainy amber that is spot on with the real deal oktoberfest beers. Thick yet snappy head that leaves a small foam throughout the whole mug of beer (22oz). Smell of some syrupy straight up malty sweetness. Authentic. The taste is like sweeter pretzel bread fresh from the oven. Leaves a little aftertaste. Goiod on the drinkability for its clear sweetness, but tastes a little like runny syrup. (420 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a dimple mug)

A- This beer has a thick but soapy head that sits on a orangish-deep copper body that is crystal clear. There are tiny strands of bubbles leading up to the surface from the base of the mug. The head last for a good long time.

S- This beer has a light caramel malt note with a hint of sweetness and a toasted malt smell that has a hint of dry fresh grain note to it. Even though the smell is soft the slight sweetness and dryness is very nice.

T- The taste of toasted malt has a faint pot caramel note but it is a good pot caramel note. There is a faint biscuit or dry light toasted note in the malt aswell. The floral hop finish really balances the malt flavors perfectly. The bitter hops flavor doesn't last long in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium-full body with a tight fizz finish that is a bit crisp.

D- This beer has good malt depth with a very nice balance of malt and hops. I think this is the first Oktoberfest beer that I could drink by the liter and not get tired of drinking. Of course, I have never been to O-fest in German. With the soft malt and hops I will have to find this on cask and I think it must be consumed fresh. (1,186 characters)

Photo of shivtim
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Interesting new brew. Pours a clear copper red/brown with a big off-white head. Excellent lacing. Nose is mildly hoppy with a good bit of spiciness comign through. Nice. Taste is mild sweet grains and lingering sweet hops. Not a real strong flavor, but well done. Mouthfeel is above average, and drinkability is high. (317 characters)

Photo of kmpitz2
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber. The beer is a golden orange color with a very small and patchy head. Clarity is poor and there is a moderate carbonation apparent. The aroma of the brew is mildly doughy, with a sugary caramel sweetness. A little bland to my nose. The flavor is very bready, with a peppery noble hop spiceyness, with a mild caramel sweetness. As it warms a little, there are some more toasty notes along with a mild graineyness as well. That definately makes it start to work more for me. It finishes with a mild but pleasant bitterness. The flavor is also a little distant as well. Mouthfeel is moderate with a light to moderate carbonation. It sits nicely on my palate. This one is nice and easy drinking. I think that this one is definitely better as it comes towards cool in temperature. The grainy and toasty notes seem to come to life after it warms. This is a nice brew. Definitely a drinkable one. (902 characters)

Photo of ultralarry2006
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
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. (459 characters)

Photo of BlindPig
4.52/5  rDev +21.2%
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. (804 characters)

Photo of aforbes10
3.88/5  rDev +4%
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. (685 characters)

Photo of beachbum1975
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
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!).... (924 characters)

Photo of frank4sail
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (296 characters)

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