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Frankenmuth Oktoberfest - Frankenmuth Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

89 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of WastingFreetime
2.7/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Orangish-amber in color, clear, has a receding foam collar for a head that flashed down to nothing in about 20 seconds, very little lacing left behind.

S,T. Very light sweet breadiness and some wispy thin earthy hopping. Could have used some kind of toasted or nutty component, but there was none to be found.

M. Medium body and carbonation.

A rather mediocre Marzen when compared to other offerings from the same style.

WastingFreetime, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

ejimhof, Sep 23, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Stillyman11, Jul 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

NicholasOfMKE, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of crossovert
2.98/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sadly this is contracted to Point. Saw a 6 pack for 6 bucks so I figured I would try it. 12 oz twist-off.

It pours a bubbly orange with a quickly dissipating white head that leaves almost no lacing.

The smell is papery and nutty.

The flavor is better. A hint of diacetyl (perhaps the ineptitude of the Point brewers or brewing equipment.) The paper note comes through along with some caramel, nuts, and noble hops.

It is better than the point oktoberfest and it has potential but it kind of flopped.

crossovert, Oct 31, 2011
Photo of DrDoitchbig
3/5  rDev -14.5%

DrDoitchbig, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Fatdenny, Jul 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Drk93TT, Jun 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

leadahmer, Dec 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Rons35, Sep 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

jz989, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

AlMarzo, Feb 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

salinasa, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Kerrie
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Kerrie, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of SometimesIfart
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a pale copper with a one finger white head and no lacing.

S - Smell wasn't very impressive for the style, Bread, Slight Munich malt, Maybe a little bit of toast as well.

T - Bread, Toast, feint grapes, lightly toasted malt

M - Smooth creamy light body with low carbonation. Probably the best thing about this beer.

O - Overall, This is an average Oktoberfest, and an average beer in general. I will avoid in the future unless handed one.

SometimesIfart, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This had a nice light brownish amber color. The head was as off white color. The smell of the beer was of some autumn aromas and sweet malts. The taste of the beer was slightly sweet with a dry finish and just a subtle amount of spice in the end. The mouthfeel was decent, nothing too exciting really. Overall this beer was decent in my opinion.

Knapp85, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of StoutHunter
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Last week I picked up a six pack of Frankenmuth Oktoberfest at Krogers for $9.99. I'm in the mood for an Oktoberfest tonight so I thought that I would try my local brewery's example to see how it stacks up to the rest. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a mug.

A- The label is pretty plain and simple with the typical blue and white Oktoberfest pattern, I really like the custom caps for this beer, they look really nice. It poured a nice light caramel copper color that was pretty clear. It had three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a rocky fingers worth that left lots of nice spotty lacing that all in all made for a good looking Oktoberfest.

S- The aroma is pretty light and subtle. It starts off with a good amount of bready malts along with a bit of caramel malts. The aroma is pretty sweet, it may be the sweetest smelling Oktoberfest I have encountered. The hops are noticeable and provide some good balance, they smell like a half in half mixture of spicy and earthy/grassy hops. The aroma has good balance, but it isn't the most interesting.

T- The taste starts of with that nice mixture of caramel and bready malts that I picked up in the aroma, but when it comes to the taste the caramel malts seem to stick out the most, but this beer still keeps a pretty prominent bready flavor and it isn't nearly as sweet as the aroma was. The hops are earthy and spicy, it seems like they lean more toward the spicy side which along with the larger hops presence makes this beer stick out from some of the more traditional Oktoberfests. The finish was more bitter then most, but it wasn't over the top.

M- Crisp, clean, medium bodied and carbonation was on the high side but I really liked it and I thought it worked very well, the mouthfeel of this beer is how a good Oktoberfest should be.

Overall I feel like this is a good Oktoberfest, but compared to others it's just slightly above average. There's nothing off or wrong about this beer but as far as the flavor and aroma go they feel a little subdued, I know this isn't the most flavorful style but I have had other ones that have managed to squeeze out more flavor, so I know it can be done. The flavors and aromas that were there were nice and true to the style and they were balanced well even with the more larger hops profile that this beer had, I liked that and I wouldn't change it, but a little more caramel malts to go along with those hops would have been perfect. As in any properly done Oktoberfest, this beer has great drinkability, a six pack of this wouldn't be hard to make disappear when I am in the Oktoberfest mood. What I liked most about this beer was the Mouthfeel, it was perfect for it's style, it also had a very good appearance. What I like least about this beer was the aroma, it was a duller then most. I don't think I would choose this over some of the other Oktoberfest's, I like to buy local but when Samuel Adams Oktoberfest is cheaper and tastier, Frankenmuth Oktoberfest gets overlooked. This beer is worth a try but it isn't really a stand out for it's style. Not a bad beer but so far it's my least favorite offering from the Frankenmuth Brewery, but I think with a couple tweaks in the recipe this beer could hold its own with some of the big dogs, the hop profile is a stand out and I like that.

StoutHunter, Sep 24, 2011
Photo of GallowsThief
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A – Poured out a slightly hazy copper brown with a half finger of white head that had decent retention. No real lacing.

S – Sweet malt, bread and corn.

T – Light malt, bread, hops and a touch of caramel. Oddly bitter at the end.

M – Medium bodied with solid carbonation. Lively on the palate.

O –There was an odd biting bitterness at the end of the taste. It just finished off kilter for me. Its nice on the palate and pleasant smell but just odd at the end.

GallowsThief, Nov 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

BuckeyeSlim, Sep 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Kunstman, Nov 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Zaphog, Apr 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

JALIEN, Nov 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

_morandi_, Jul 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

gulli, Oct 22, 2013
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Frankenmuth Oktoberfest from Frankenmuth Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.