Frankenmuth Oktoberfest - Frankenmuth Brewery
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Reviews by tubacharlie:
3.35/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Light hop esters are vaguely present in the aroma, with some flowery notes.
The head is short, smooth and cream colored, with spotty lacing left behind as the head quickly recedes. A tip of the glass stein for a sip quickly restores a layer of foam from the active carbonation below. The brew is very clear and a copper-amber color.
A well-balanced blend of grains gives the flavor good depth and roundness, with solid malts up front, a hint of sweetness in the middle palate, and just enough hops in the finish to freshen up the tongue for another sip. Sufficiently carbonated for a smooth traverse down the hatch after a lively swish in the mouth. As Oktoberfest beers go, this one is as good as most, and definitely worth sampling.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2011 03:59:22 | More by tubacharlie
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3.74/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This Oktoberfest is a sort of coppery-brown, murky in color but fairly clear. The head is more of a wispy foam, or at least it lasts longer as that than its very original form. Mottled lace is left behind sparsely.
There's a lightly grainy edge in the nose, but more toast than anything. There's a bready element to strengthen the malt foundation and a bit of herbal hop leaf to balance. It takes on a bit of mineral, and is a little rough around the edges with minimal sweetness, but it works well.
The flavor is, like the aroma, mainly toasty with some doughier notes, but set alongside it it equal strength is some citrus, more zest (peel) than anything and more orange/grapefruit than sour or tangy. It's also balanced by leafier/herbal hops. There's a little nut, and a touch of grass lingers softly.
The feel is nice and clean with a smooth flow and a nice, strong crispness that's not too hard for the medium body.
Serving type: bottle
12-01-2013 21:29:04 | More by Brenden
Frankenmuth Oktoberfest from Frankenmuth Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.