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Frankenmuth Traditional German Pilsner - Frankenmuth Brewery

Frankenmuth Traditional German PilsnerFrankenmuth Traditional German Pilsner

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 20.06%


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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NeoZaZ

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.4%

01-28-2013 02:31:26 | More by NeoZaZ
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

3/5  rDev -7.4%

04-10-2014 00:08:06 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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jlmathis

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +8%

04-04-2014 07:31:51 | More by jlmathis
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leadahmer

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

12-12-2013 05:10:14 | More by leadahmer
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

11-28-2013 21:23:03 | More by ssimpson89
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Brenden

Ohio

3.24/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 19:20:13 | More by Brenden
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Mattsk1

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

11-20-2013 20:21:22 | More by Mattsk1
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vader06

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

10-24-2013 17:58:02 | More by vader06
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detroitpat

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

08-24-2013 19:03:54 | More by detroitpat
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 23:50:20 | More by emerge077
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outsider

Ohio

3/5  rDev -7.4%

08-08-2013 18:22:14 | More by outsider
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Zone_Fighter

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

07-25-2013 15:17:46 | More by Zone_Fighter
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +8%

07-06-2013 16:36:09 | More by bacher468
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Amberluvsbeer

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

06-27-2013 23:21:35 | More by Amberluvsbeer
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billyrenfroe

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +8%

06-25-2013 18:22:00 | More by billyrenfroe
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marcb105

Michigan

3/5  rDev -7.4%

06-14-2013 02:31:41 | More by marcb105
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2/5  rDev -38.3%

06-08-2013 03:16:33 | More by ygtbsm94
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superspak

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 04:24:05 | More by superspak
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +38.9%

05-14-2013 20:52:56 | More by KerryCummins1977
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Slay40

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

05-12-2013 02:23:13 | More by Slay40
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Trent

Michigan

2/5  rDev -38.3%

05-09-2013 00:03:25 | More by Trent
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HardyA

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

04-27-2013 00:28:30 | More by HardyA
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Zaphog

Michigan

3/5  rDev -7.4%

04-21-2013 03:34:12 | More by Zaphog
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GRE680

Michigan

2/5  rDev -38.3%

04-20-2013 22:28:54 | More by GRE680
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I didn't much care for this beer. It really does need some work I feel.
The color with like yellow straw hazy and with really no head.
The aroma was almost nonexistent.
The taste was flat and malty. Nothing in the flavor that would say to me that this is a pilsner.
Taste is barebones and boring.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 15:21:06 | More by micromaniac129
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Frankenmuth Traditional German Pilsner from Frankenmuth Brewery
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