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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: 76
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 19.69%
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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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Slay40, May 12, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.5%

Trent, May 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

HardyA, Apr 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Zaphog, Apr 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -38.5%

GRE680, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.24/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

micromaniac129, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Beanzie, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of CMUbeerenthusiast
3.74/5  rDev +15.1%
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
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

ebenicr, Feb 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Dyerseve, Feb 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

beer4brian331, Feb 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

NeoZaZ, Jan 28, 2013
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1/5  rDev -69.2%

JBarbier21, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of GodOfBeer
3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, slightly cloudy yellow. Typical for a pilsener..(or is it? 0.0)

Smells grainy and a bit hoppy, like an pilsener should! Some sweet honey and grass.

This is a nicely rounded pilsener, sweet and malty with an ice hop balance to round it off. But overall, very average and nothing to write home about.

GodOfBeer, Jan 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

ajanesz, Dec 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

AlMarzo, Dec 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

CaeserTits, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.93/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Frankenmuth Brewery: Pilsner

LOOK: Pale yellow with a fizzy head that leaves quickly. Looks like a cheaply made lager.

SMELL: Lager yeast dominates the nose with bready notes, maybe a touch herbal.

TASTE: Straightforward clean malts, possibly some adjuncts, and mild herbal hopping. Finishes almost clean with a small mineral taste. Lacks enough hop flavor or bitterness to make it stand out. Still, inoffensive and easy drinking.

FEEL: Light bodied, well carbonated.

OVERALL: This is a nice lighter option, but still doesn't stack up with the truly great pilsners. Just about average.

Stinkypuss, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of GiantMidget
2.6/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Another in a variety pack bought at Wegman's in Collegeville PA.

Served in pint glass.

2-3 inch head that disappeared very quickly with very subtle lacing. Yellowish color, nice appearance.

Scent of yeast and lemon/citrus.

It had an average taste as a pilsner but nothing unique or special that would make me choose it over many other German style pilsners.
I feel like they were trying to do too much with it.
Especially when it comes to the mouthfeel and carbonation. WAY too much, causing quite a zing in the mouth like I"m drinking club soda.

Overall it's not terrible but nothing to brag about.

GiantMidget, Nov 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

SpongeRuiner, Nov 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

JALIEN, Nov 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

cruzbay, Oct 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Eastside151, Oct 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

nitter, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of tectactoe
2.85/5  rDev -12.3%
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
Frankenmuth Traditional German Pilsner from Frankenmuth Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.