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Frankenmuth Traditional German Pilsner - Frankenmuth Brewery

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Frankenmuth Traditional German PilsnerFrankenmuth Traditional German Pilsner

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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 19.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
IBU 26

(Beer added by: Todd on 07-26-2004)
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Reviews by CMUbeerenthusiast:
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3.74/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer was a bit hoppy which was fine, I Iike it that way. The beer also had a nice taste and texture which made for a nice beer drinking experience. The beer was had a nice smoothness to it which made it easy to drink without any bitterness to it.

However while it was a good beer, the thing is nothing about the beer stood out to me, which isn't a bad thing just a solid go to beer.

CMUbeerenthusiast, Feb 25, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
2.85/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased from, believe it or not, Frankenmuth, MI. Pours a translucent, golden-yellow color with a bright, white, bubbly head that mellowed down to a tiny, tiny layer on top of the beer very quickly and didn't leave much lacing at all. Smell was weak, included faint scents of wheat, grains, corn, and a touch of lemon and hops, but not much. The taste was on par for a pilsner, but nothing special or "standout-ish" about it. Light malts and corn. Wheaty and bready, very low bitterness (hardly any hop or floral flavor) with high carbonation to bite the tongue. Thin bodied, somewhat dry finish.

Overall, very "meh". It's a decent pilsner, but I would fathom that wherever this is sold, there are certain to be better pilsners available.

tectactoe, Oct 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

CaeserTits, Dec 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

iemailjack, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of Brenden
3.24/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer has the typical look, a bright gold color with some effervescent sort of activity. Its white head isn't too short-lived, leaving a bit of itself behind after falling from about 3/4 finger. It does deposit some patching, but sparsely.
There's not much to the aroma, though it's fairly clean. There's a little grass and some cracker, grains and a touch of honey.
The flavor offers the same but with a little more strength to it. Dry malts do provide a bit of backbone, and there's a touch of grass and leafy hop while honey-like sweetness and a note of sweet fruits from alcohol come over a graininess that lingers.
It does have a typical feel for a pils, though it is on the thinner side and is somewhat too spritzy. Like many from this brewery, it lacks depth but is better than average.

Brenden, Nov 27, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.1%

GRE680, Apr 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.1%

Trent, May 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Kunstman, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%

Ajmski1988, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tim for sharing with everyone!

Bright gold with a compact head of soapy foam that sticks around for awhile, depositing spotty lace all around the edges. Visible carb trails feeding into the foam around the edges.

Mild bready aromas, white bread and herbal traces of noble hops.

Soft feel, supple and medium bodied as if unfiltered, with apple esters and plenty of bready malt flavors. Crisp with a dry bitter finish. A very seamless Pilsner, if it was available to me I could drink this anytime anywhere. This bottle came straight from the brewery, so it's noticeably fresh.

Simplicity is underrated, and often misunderstood here on BA.
This is no double IPA, it's a clean and seamless session lager that is extremely versatile.

emerge077, Aug 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

beer4brian331, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of redmosquito
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of a sampler at the brewery. Clear pale straw color with a decent head that left some lacing. Very little aroma what so ever, maybe some yeast, but certainly not the hops the menu promised. The flavor is okay and clean, some malt flavor, some bitterness, some yeast. There is a good mouthfeel, some body. Overall this is drinkable for most people walking through the door looking for something similar to their usual can of beer, but there are better more flavorful choices on the menu, (Geyer Cream).

redmosquito, Nov 15, 2004
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

HardyA, Apr 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

detroitpat, Aug 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Zaphog, Apr 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

nitter, Oct 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.1%

marcb105, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

ssimpson89, Nov 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Mattsk1, Nov 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

ebenicr, Feb 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.1%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
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Frankenmuth Traditional German Pilsner from Frankenmuth Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.