Munsterfest - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3.73/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
01-16-2012 01:04:26 | More by TwelveOunces
3.5/5 rDev -7.2%
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.
10-04-2013 21:05:29 | More by BB1313
4.22/5 rDev +11.9%
Presentation: 22 oz. bomber bottle with no freshness date. Poured into my Sam Adams pint glass in two parts.
Appearance: Deep golden yellow to light orange in color with a slight head. Not much retention here.
Aroma: Caramel and biscuit notes upfront. Nice smooth maltiness throughout. A touch of herbal notes in there as well.
Taste: Sweet caramel and breadiness throughout. The malt is really smooth and not at all overpowering. It is a really enjoyable flavor profile. Feels like there is almost a touch of spice here too, but mot much. Clean finish. Very limited hop presence.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and smooth. Nice lively carbonation works well here.
Drinkability: This does not feel like 6% ABV at all. I found this really easy to drink with such smooth flavor and how clean it finished. I finished the bomber really quickly and definitely could have had another.
Overall, a nice marzen style beer I enjoyed way more than I expected to. I'm usually not the biggest fan of the style but the smooth malt flavors, clean finish, and high drinkability really impressed. I would definitely have this again if I had the chance.
12-08-2010 15:32:40 | More by Gosox8787
3.6/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
08-28-2010 22:41:32 | More by yeahnatenelson
3.25/5 rDev -13.8%
Presentation: 22oz brown pop-top with cool label...no freshness date to be seen
Appearance: Lightly-hazed light burnt orange beer with a decent ivory cap which soon fades to a thick film with decent retention
Smell: Mild, lightly toasted malt aromas, along with some sweet fruit. Some mild lager-yeast in here as well; overall, this is a bit subdued, actually.
Taste: Mirrors the aroma; some sweet/toasty malts, mild juicy (generic) sweet fruits, and a mild-moderate hop bitterness on the finish. Just the barest hint of minerality. More emphasis on the malt than the hops, but it's not as toasty and full as some other Oktoberfests.
Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth
Conclusion: I was really looking forward to this (it's my first FFF beer) but I must say, while this is in no way bad, it was just underwhelming and not really worth the $8.00 a bomber IMHO.
10-21-2009 03:35:55 | More by BedetheVenerable
3.58/5 rDev -5%
22oz. bottle served into a mason jar
Pours a darkish gold color, sort of SAC Amber meets Goldenrod. White head, not much of it in either head size or lace. Pretty clear body. You can see the streams of carbonation rise up to the top where they don't amount to anything.
Munsterfest has a sharper nose and flavor than I'm used to getting from a Marzen. The standard tastes are there: green apple, grassy noble hops, twangy malt. Only they are sharp to a degree that there is nearly some tart action going on. A bit of kiwi shows up on the palate. A bit of banana on the nose. It is intense and interesting, if not always "good."
Appropriate body and carbonation levels. It feels a bit wan in the mouth but finishes smoothly. Nothing remarkable about it (in a positive sense or negative). Drinkability is bolstered by how interestingly piquant this beer is for the style.
If you like Marzens then check out this beer. It is unique enough to hold the interest of even Oktoberfest skeptics.
10-17-2010 05:39:36 | More by Reaper16
3.63/5 rDev -3.7%
A little late in the season, but here we go. A really solid amber color with orange hues, Off white tight head made of small bubbles. It smells like a good German Oktoberfest should. lots of caramel sweetness with some sweet toffee as well. Nice corn syrup presence as well.
The taste isnt as sweet as I wanted it to be. Light body and balanced. Toasted corn somewhere in the middle. Caramel and alot more toffee than other Oktoberfests. Its like a nutty toffee. Slight metallic taste late.
I like the different flavors, but it just needed a bit more oopmf.
04-12-2012 17:35:57 | More by VncentLIFE
3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured an amber orange hue with an inch of creamy white foam leaves spots of lace. Smell is malty, caramel. Tastes similar to smell with notes of caramel and malt, citric bitterness is noticeable and not as sweet as I'd like to see for the style. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Decent brew, but not a fantastic marzen.
04-24-2012 03:56:48 | More by JackieTH
3.33/5 rDev -11.7%
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.
12-26-2011 03:03:13 | More by ONUMello
3.95/5 rDev +4.8%
A-a hazy copper with a thin layer of white head
S-pale malts, more bitter hops than expected,and toffee
T-similar to the smell but not as hoppy as the smell implied, pale toasted malts, light toffee and caramel, and a touch of light hops
M-smooth, medium body, light to medium carbonation, excellent body
Overall a very easy to drink beer, good malt flavors, and great mouthfeel. A really nice beer for the style.
10-28-2011 21:25:25 | More by ksimons
Munsterfest from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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