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Munsterfest - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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588 Ratings
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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 49
Gots: 52 | 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:
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(Beer added by: beachbum1975 on 10-15-2006)
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Photo of Viggo
3.78/5  rDev 0%

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.

Viggo, Dec 03, 2006
Photo of brewcrew76
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

brewcrew76, Dec 03, 2006
Photo of amatuerbeerguy
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

amatuerbeerguy, Nov 28, 2006
Photo of GbVDave
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%

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!

GbVDave, Nov 19, 2006
Photo of scruffwhor
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

scruffwhor, Nov 19, 2006
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.35/5  rDev +15.1%

(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.

rhoadsrage, Nov 16, 2006
Photo of shivtim
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

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.

shivtim, Nov 15, 2006
Photo of kmpitz2
3.93/5  rDev +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.

kmpitz2, Nov 14, 2006
Photo of ultralarry2006
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%

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.

ultralarry2006, Nov 13, 2006
Photo of BlindPig
4.53/5  rDev +19.8%

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.

BlindPig, Nov 12, 2006
Photo of aforbes10
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%

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 beachbum1975
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%

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!)....

beachbum1975, Oct 15, 2006
Photo of frank4sail
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

frank4sail, Oct 18, 2002
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Munsterfest from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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