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Munsterfest - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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592 Ratings
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Ratings: 592
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 51
Gots: 53 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.8%

THEOPTIMATOR88, Nov 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

brandoman63, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

freewill35, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

nathanjohnson, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Dan3279, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bomber Thanks Kevin!

A- Deep copper color topped by a finger of off-white foam. A bit of lacing sticks to the glass.

S- Sweet malt. Caramel. Bread. A bit of spice.

T- Opens with big caramel presence. Sweet, bready malt characteristics dominate the flavor. Notes of lemon and honey. Some spice, nutmeg and clove perhaps.

M- Medium body leaning toward thick. Medium carbonation. The beer has a creamy feel to it.

O- All the characteristics of a traditional Marzen are here. Nothing crazy or earth shattering going on. Just a nice, classic example of the style.

Sideswipe, Nov 17, 2011
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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.

Ryan011235, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

oline73, Nov 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Magery, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

JimboHD2005, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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

nsmartell, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

beesy, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

mcorwin, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

coz, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

scott2269, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

thebouch01, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Adamostella, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

CBlack85, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a Three Floyds Pint glass.

A - Pours a dark orange with a touch of brown. A one finger tan head slowly fades. A netting of lacing is left on the glass.

S - Carmels, honey, malts.

T - A lightly sweet malt with a hing of honey and slight lemons.

D - Fells thin, but I would call it an average body, also feels lowly carbonated, but it appears fizzy on the glass.

O - A bit darker than expected, but I enjoyed that it wasn't overly sweet.

HuskyinPDX, Nov 14, 2011
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3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice, clear amber color with a thin, 1-finger head that quickly dissipates. Very faint nose of fresh bread.

Nice traditional oktoberfest flavor of toasted malt, fresh bread, candy corn, and spice well-balanced with hops. In fact, this one seems to have a bit more ``zing'' than a few others I've had this year. One expects a beer from 3F to be anything but normal, but they seem to have minded their manners here and delivered a good, traditional oktoberfest beer. Like all good oktoberfest beers, this one is wonderfully smooth and drinkable. Pity about the price.

deadonhisfeet, Nov 12, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into oversized glass mug

Pours a slightly cloudy caramel color with a one finger creamy light tan and hangs around forever.

Nose gives off a caramel roastiness, breadiness, and a slight hop zing.

Taste is very sweet, caramel-y, brown sugary, honey-like, and with a slight taste of coffee. Very faint hop presence.

Mouthfeel is sweet and somewhat slick with moderate carbonation.

Overall this is quite a delicious beer - perhaps a bit sweet (under attenuated?) for the style, but refreshing and quite drinkable. Will seek this out and drink it again.

syrupjoe, Nov 09, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dvelcich hooked me up with this beer in a recent trade. I'd sampled it during this year's GABF and am generally a fan of any beer FFF puts out. Dan - thanks again for the beer!

Pouring into a New Glarus stein. Pours a mostly clear, dark orange/copper with yellowing highlights and a thin off-white head that retained partially. Suspecting

Aroma offers up an inviting herbal/minty hop bouquet pairing with a toasty, caramel malt. Sweet, melanoidin-like scent also seems present.

Rich, toasted and bready maltiness with a sweeter caramel flavor also present. Red grape/melanoidin is also prominently featured. Hop flavor isn't taking center stage but enough bitterness here to keep this from being cloying. Short, dry finish leaves just a scant hint at malty sweet behind.

Medium-light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very smooth.

Overall this is a rich, malty and easy to drink lager. Exactly what you'd expect for a Marzen or Oktoberfest. Great malt complexity without being overly cloying, very drinkable.

BrewerB, Nov 08, 2011
Munsterfest from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
85 out of 100 based on 592 ratings.