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Munsterfest - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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85
very good

633 Ratings
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Ratings: 633
Reviews: 217
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 52
Gots: 65 | FT: 2
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

BuckTuckian, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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.

aforbes10, Nov 06, 2006
Photo of brycevolk
5/5  rDev +32.3%

brycevolk, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +5.8%

JVan, Aug 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +5.8%

freewill35, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of TwelveOunces
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

TwelveOunces, Jan 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Fargrow, May 27, 2014
Photo of neonbrown82
4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

neonbrown82, Dec 18, 2006
Photo of BMoney575
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampled on 11-22-08
Reviewed from notes.

Pours an orange/amber color with a fizzy white, short-lasting head.

Smell is kind of bland, some light malt, slightly fruity and sweet.

Taste is sweet just like the smell, also fruity, with a definite earthy malt character.

Mouthfeel is just right for the style.

Drinkability suffers form the sweetness. Really builds the more you drink.

BMoney575, Dec 11, 2008
Photo of zrab11
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
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

zrab11, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of BB1313
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

BB1313, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

tdmccarthy, Sep 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

vrbulldog22, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Jordy777, Apr 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

birdsellam, Feb 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

ChugginOil, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of ONUMello
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

ONUMello, Dec 26, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

dalepryor, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Stevie_Janowski, Oct 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

M1A2, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of Gosox8787
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Gosox8787, Dec 08, 2010
Photo of ksimons
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

ksimons, Oct 28, 2011
Munsterfest from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 633 ratings.