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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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75
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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 19.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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 GRPunk:
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GRPunk

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As noted by another review, the name/bottle of the beer makes me think the database holds a version of this beer from previous ownership. This bottle matches the picture currently on the site naming it "German Style PILSENER Premium Lager."

Bottle poured into a Pils glass.

A- A somewhat conservative pour created a 1-finger, white head. The clean, golden body shows an initial haze at its coldest and medium-heavy carbonation. The head drops to a fully covering film and leaves nice rings on the glass. It gets really clean after a few minutes.

S- As I opened the bottle, I was met with a nice combination of doughy malt and spicy hops. After the pour it really opens up with the same qualities and a lighter, grassy scent. It's really a nice, full aroma. Some versions come off a bit muted.

T- As aroma suggests, doughy/cracker-like malts mix with spicy hops to create a balance I expect from the style. Clean finish.

M- Crisp and clean. Moderate body and carbonation. Dryish finish.

O- No bells and whistles here. It's a straight interpretation of the style and a good one at that. I could drink this beer all day long. Would make an especially good pairing with summer BBQ fare.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 19:48:38 | More by GRPunk
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3.24/5  rDev 0%
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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.

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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.

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12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 9/4/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass; with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, floral, grass, cracker, bread, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and yeast esters with a fair amount of hops; and solid strength. Taste of cracker, bread, floral, pear, apple, pepper, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of cracker, bread, light fruits, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Good balance of malt and hop flavors; with light ester fruitiness and a slight astringent tang on the finish, but it isn’t too bad. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid pilsener style. Good balance of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. An enjoyable offering.

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Frankenmuth Traditional German Pilsner from Frankenmuth Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.