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Frankenmuth Oktoberfest - Frankenmuth Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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SeanHMechEngineee

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

07-03-2014 02:00:53 | More by SeanHMechEngineee
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brealbg

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

09-04-2012 13:58:55 | More by brealbg
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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

12-29-2013 01:25:51 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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GRPunk

Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +19.4%

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.

09-18-2011 21:46:21 | More by GRPunk
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bluHatter

Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +18.6%

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!

10-14-2011 22:34:48 | More by bluHatter
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-17-2012 22:22:45 | More by beerhunter13
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Rostie

Michigan

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-06-2012 10:39:32 | More by Rostie
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-30-2013 12:15:39 | More by tommy5
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kevin34

Michigan

4/5  rDev +14.3%

09-30-2012 03:16:40 | More by kevin34
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DevinORourke


4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-13-2014 03:15:48 | More by DevinORourke
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vader06

Michigan

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-07-2014 21:03:23 | More by vader06
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trebud

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-10-2013 19:37:20 | More by trebud
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matt20102

Michigan

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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.

10-13-2011 02:30:13 | More by matt20102
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-15-2011 21:01:44 | More by imperialking
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Mitchster

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +12.9%

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.

03-21-2012 21:44:54 | More by Mitchster
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alexgash

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev +11.4%

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!

09-08-2011 22:05:13 | More by alexgash
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

09-11-2011 17:17:54 | More by warnerry
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

10-06-2011 02:07:24 | More by Jason
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-11-2014 23:19:02 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

09-08-2013 03:57:53 | More by DMarlinJ
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mcrawford

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-16-2013 23:39:16 | More by mcrawford
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rlb49

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

09-19-2013 02:01:11 | More by rlb49
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Dyerseve

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-10-2013 17:21:54 | More by Dyerseve
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ujin

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

09-09-2012 03:12:56 | More by ujin
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Rich540

California

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-28-2012 00:55:37 | More by Rich540
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Frankenmuth Oktoberfest from Frankenmuth Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.