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Frankenmuth Oktoberfest - Frankenmuth Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  5.27% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-27-2004)
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4.18/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Siciliano's mug. Surprised it was a twist top after prying it off.

A- A 1-finger, khaki head settles to a ful film (about 1/4-finger). Clean, copper body showcases medium-heavy carbonation. There are some awesome sticky rings left behind on this one.

S- It comes off as very balanced at first. Sweet, bready/doughy malts mix with light, leafy hops that are crisp and slightly spicy. It could be a little more robust, though warmth helps in that regard.

T- More caramel than the aroma suggests. There's also a bready or doughy quality to the malt profile. The malts are nicely balanced by plentiful (for the style), spicy hops. It does stay on the malt side, as it should.

M- Great feel. It's clean, yet toothy. Full bodied with medium-heavy carbonation. Just what I look for in the style. Dryish finish.

O- It's a good example of the style. There's more balance than the very common caramel-malt bombs I've run into. Frankenmuth continues to sell me on the idea that they can put together some great German style beers. This one is very sessionable. It could become a "go-to" Oktoberfest for me.

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4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Amber, red with a sticky white head that leaves nice lacing behind.

S: sourdough, yeast, a little malt.

T: Fruit, sweet floral malts with a satisfying sour, bready finish.

M: Crisp, clean with perfect carbonation.

O: One of the better oktoberfests I've had the pleasure of tasting. I love visiting the town of Frankenmuth, but - oddly enough - I had never tried one of their local brews until now. I've been missing out!

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a fairly straight-ahead beer. While there isn't anything particularly spectacular about it, this beer is well rounded and very enjoyable. Pours with a half-inch head which dissipates into a thin head and good lacing. Flavor is predominantly of malt- perhaps vienna- with an unusually subtle hop bitterness to keep the malt sweetness in check. The carbonation is slightly lower than most commercial beers which allows the malt flavor, rather than the hop presence, to dominate. Recommended.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Given to me by a friend in our homebrew club. 12oz bottle, 5.27% ABV, 27 IBU. No ingredients per the website or label.

Pours out to a hazy copper, forming a small off-yellow head with average retention and sparse lacing. Mild to moderate carbonation. The aroma is interesting...kinda like soapy caramel and munich malt. The mouthfeel is bright and crisp with a medium body. The taste is peculiar but good...it starts with a soapy hoppiness, then is followed by some pleasant minerals, leading way to a nice malty middle with some grainy huskiness and then a pleasant light bitterness. Well balanced. A touch of sulfur in the very end.

Pleasantly surprised...this is a nicely balanced and slightly toasty easy to drink oktoberfest. I would probably drink this again, and considering the fact that I generally don't like oktoberfest's, this is quite the compliment.

Photo of alexgash
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. 5.27% abv and 27 IBUs.

Pours a clear, clean, rich copper. Finger of light beige head. Some lacing. Decent mix of hops and malt on the nose. In fact, this seems a little hoppier than most examples. Still, there is some cookie-ish malt to contrast with the herbal, slightly citrusy hops.

Crisp toasted grain up front. Soon changes over to caramel and cookie dough sweetness. Herbal, spicy hoppiness comes in mid-palate to contrast with the malts. Some cooked vegetables as we near the finish. Lingering graham cracker and caramel. Medium-bodied, with a slightly slick feel. A nice, tasty O-fest!

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3.88/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a beautiful clear copper with more than a finger of creamy tan head. Head has good retention and leaves some nice lacing.

S - Toasted grain and caramel malts are predominant. Also some spicy hops. Smells pretty good, clean and simple.

T - Spicy hops are more prominant in the taste than the smell. Still, nice balance with the toasted grain, with the caramel malt taking a back seat. More spicy hops than my favorite Oktoberfests, but pretty enjoyable.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a crisp, dry finish.

O - Doesn't standout in any particular way, but a pretty good beer that I would have again.

Photo of Jason
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Mildly hazed brass.

SMELL: Toasted grain, yeast, bread, spicy hop, flour, doughy biscuits.

TASTE: Smooth, clean, very toasty, dried grass, herbal, spice, light grainy biscuit, lemony hop, fresh.

Perhaps a little rough around the edges but I can get past that real quick with a malt character that make me think. I'll have not problem quaffing back the other bottles I have sooner than I think. A great O-fest.

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Frankenmuth Oktoberfest from Frankenmuth Brewery
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