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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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BA SCORE
75
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75 Ratings
THE BROS
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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 ajanesz:
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ajanesz

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +8%

12-25-2012 19:11:54 | More by ajanesz
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.85/5  rDev -12%

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.

10-05-2012 12:49:43 | More by tectactoe
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CaeserTits

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

12-10-2012 01:13:53 | More by CaeserTits
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iemailjack

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

04-07-2012 00:57:22 | More by iemailjack
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Brenden

Ohio

3.24/5  rDev 0%

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.

11-27-2013 19:20:13 | More by Brenden
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GRE680

Michigan

2/5  rDev -38.3%

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

Michigan

2/5  rDev -38.3%

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

Michigan

3.74/5  rDev +15.4%

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.

02-25-2013 08:14:05 | More by CMUbeerenthusiast
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +8%

08-01-2012 03:03:49 | More by Kunstman
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Ajmski1988

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

07-20-2014 00:23:30 | More by Ajmski1988
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev +23.5%

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.

08-18-2013 23:50:20 | More by emerge077
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beer4brian331

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

02-03-2013 17:43:27 | More by beer4brian331
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redmosquito

Michigan

2.95/5  rDev -9%

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).

11-15-2004 20:17:42 | More by redmosquito
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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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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

07-23-2014 04:43:41 | More by StoutHunter
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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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Zaphog

Michigan

3/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

10-11-2012 22:47:00 | More by nitter
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marcb105

Michigan

3/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

11-26-2012 01:37:47 | More by JALIEN
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

05-15-2012 22:25:19 | More by JohnK17
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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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ebenicr

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

02-16-2013 18:48:07 | More by ebenicr
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2/5  rDev -38.3%

06-08-2013 03:16:33 | More by ygtbsm94
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Frankenmuth Traditional German Pilsner from Frankenmuth Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.