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Munsterfest - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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 JohnQVegas
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Sam Adams sensory glass.

Pours slightly hazy copper, nice color, thin off-white head without much retention. No real lacing either. It gets a 3.0 simply because of how overvalued appearance is.

Nose is quite nice - toasty bread, bit of alcohol, rich fruitcake with hints of almost cinnamon spiciness in there. Beautiful beer.

Taste follows the flavor. Over-ripe fruitiness wrapped in caramel, a bit of spicy alcohol, and an earthy noble hop presence that's never explicit - just a nice, subtle earthy underlying bitterness that never actually turns into a real flavor so much, always sitting underneath the malt notes.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lightly carbonated, with a beautifully light dryness from the alcohol. Nicely drinkable, but not exceptionally so.

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of NooseJustice
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of coz
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Zonian1
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of antoines15
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of tdmccarthy
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of HollyHops
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of roadhouse
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pilsener glass.

Appears a slightly hazy reddish orange amber with two inch creamy off-white head. Ends up leaving spotty lacing.

Aroma is caramelly with a bit of bready notes and a generous amount of some spicy hops.

Taste is nice and caramelly up front with toasted bread notes coming out midway through, finishing up with a nice clean, spicy hoppiness and a very light fruitiness. A bit more bitterness than typical Oktoberfest but that is to be expected with FFF.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Drinkable as it should be.

One of the better American versions of the Oktoberfest. I really enjoyed this one. Plus at only 5.59 it's probably the cheapest FFF bomber I've ever bought.

Photo of cfrances33
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Beertracker
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Three Floyd's Munsterfest is best served at cellar (40-45°F) temperatures from a tumbler or steinkrug. This traditional Märzen/Oktoberfest pours up nicely with a smallish cream colored head that sits atop a bright, deep copper-tawnish body. The rich malty aroma is filled with some toasty sweetbread & honeyish notes with a hint of floral & spicy Noble hops. The nourishing flavor starts almost biscuity with some chewy melaniodins then gives way to a balanced hop bitterness which takes over to deliver a clean, smooth, harmonious finish. FFF's Munsterfest delivers a delicious seasonal drop that would make one believe that they were drinking in Münster, Germany not Munster, Indiana. Es ist Nicht Normal!

PROST! Beertracker

Taster's Note: *Thanks to amatuerbeerguy for this one!

Photo of jjayjaye
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy iced tea orange with a shallow loose off white head that's gone in a flash leaving negligible lacing. The smell is aggressive with a rich malty sweetness mixed with toffee apple notes. Adequately carbonated and tangy the mouth feel is full bodied and creamy. Full flavored, the malty caramel and harvest fruit taste is complimented nicely by the texture and lingers appropriately with a slightly salty character. One heck of a nice drinker. Tastes like a TON of quality ingredients. Quite sessionable, especially at 6% ABV. Really glad that i had the opportunity to consider this one...during the game...BEAT ARMY!

Photo of pwoods
2.36/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz. brown bomber poured into a pint. Quick notes.

A: Deep amber, clear. Short head and no lacing.

S: Roasty malts, a bit buttery. Very grainy. No hop presence.

T/M: Roasty malts with some harvest and pumpkin like tastes? Pretty sweet but very husky and grainy. Body is medium witha nice smoothness. Light body is decent carbonation.

D: Easy to drink but not tasty or interesting enough to want to.

Photo of brycevolk
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of BB1313
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a hazy amber; huge fluffy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves great lacing and retention. The aromas are very malty. Lots of caramel and butterscotch. Flavors are very syrupy and grainy. They're earthy, but remain sweet. Lots of toast. Some cherries and corn in the mix. More caramel malts. Subtle hints of toffee. Finishes with a light warmth. Mouthfeel is heavy, fluffy, creamy, syrupy and slick. There's moderate carbonation. Pretty filling.

This a lager that drinks more like an ale. It definitely has marzen characteristics, with a Three Floyds' twist. It's not exactly a traditional example of the style, but it's close enough and is still enjoyable. The craftsmanship is clearly there.

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

amusing label on this bomber. poured into a nonic, this was a hazy apricot/amber in color with a thin, off-white creamy head that dissipated rather quickly. but, for me, the head is one of the least important characteristics of a beer. smell of sweet caramel malts is prevelant before your nose gets near the glass. some faint vegetal notes are also detected upon further inspection. the taste and mouthfeel both present some interesting contrasts, as it starts out sweet and medium-bodied/viscous and quickly cleans out to dry, light, and spritzy. this may be the only 3f's beer i've ever had where the hops did not assume a prominent role. in this one, they only play to a light bitterness in the background and the aformentioned vegetal notes in the nose. i give this one high marks for it's complex mouthfeel and cleansing finish, it makes for a beer you'd want to drink a lot of. it should be noted that i'm pretty sure they make this for a fall release, and having bought it in june (they just put these out in a new section at the local binny's), i'm pretty sure this is past it's prime. but it was good nonetheless and did not seem light-struck. will definitely revisit this if a fresh batch is re-released this coming fall. not the clean malt profile of an ayinger oktoberfest but still tasty.

Photo of zrab11
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a golden yellow color with a 1 1/2 finger head.

S- Has a bready yeast aroma, also getting hints of Caramel and malts

T- Has a nice sweet carmel bread flavor up front followed by some malty hearbalness in the middle and then finish's with a nice spice/hop taste

M-Medium bodied with good carbonation

D-Overall for its style i was very impressed. Im kinda confused as on the bottle it says lager but on here it says its style is oktoberfest. But no matter which it is i think its very flavorful for the style and didn't exspect much of it when i picked up the bottle but thought it was quite tasty. I would def. get this again

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a Weizen glass.

A- Dark orange, very hazy. Good off white head with decent retention.
S- Smells like grains and light malts, some German style yeast. Not a whole lot to the smell of this beer.
T- A good grain profile. A mix somewhere between light and dark malts. Not much bitterness or hops that really stand out but its all about the malts here and they're pretty decent. Some alcohol taste.
M- This beer is an easy drinker, very sessionable. A silky creamy mouth feel. Lots of carbonation, lots of burps to follow.
O- This is a beer anybody could drink and be happy with but I was honestly expecting more out of three floyds. This one is good but it doesnt live up to the brewery's reputation or the price tag.

Photo of ONUMello
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a 3F pint glass
A: Muddy copper color with a thin head that quickly dissipates
S: Pleasant malt and spice, along with hints of fruit and citrus zest
T: Mallt, apple, a hint of caramel. Not too much going on.
M: Fairly thin, crisp but average.
O: Probably my least favorite 3F thus far, but on the other hand better than many Oktoberfests I've had.

Photo of Docrock
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Kubrickx
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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