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Frankenmuth Oktoberfest - Frankenmuth Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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trebud

Ohio

4/5  rDev +14%

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

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.5%

08-03-2013 02:25:32 | More by Kerrie
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Fatdenny

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.5%

07-25-2013 13:56:08 | More by Fatdenny
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salinasa

Delaware

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-30-2013 06:16:32 | More by salinasa
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jbierling

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-17-2013 05:20:12 | More by jbierling
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

04-03-2013 18:08:04 | More by Zaphog
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sixerofelixir

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

02-28-2013 01:26:24 | More by sixerofelixir
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

02-22-2013 23:52:26 | More by JohnnieNepal
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Dyerseve

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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

Michigan

3/5  rDev -14.5%

02-09-2013 11:09:29 | More by AlMarzo
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear deep orange with a decent sized frothy white head. Fades slowly with a huge island of foam remaining behind. Moderate fluffy lacing is left on the glass.

S: Grassy and moderate grainy malt. Very subtle aroma.

T: Decent caramel with moderate grassiness up front. Finishes moderately bitter with a touch of herbal and grassy hops.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: A very simple marzen, as is typical of the style. Sweet caramel instead of a more grainy, bready malt is a decent departure. Tasty and drinkable at least.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 03:47:47 | More by Dope
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tmm313

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-08-2012 00:25:58 | More by tmm313
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Brad7132

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

12-07-2012 21:59:40 | More by Brad7132
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Biffster

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Its serves a clear but not brilliant deep amber/copper, with a tawny tan low but persistent head.

There is a rich Continental malt aroma - lots of caramel and toast with the bready pilsner aroma. There is a touch of raisin and prune but no estery fruit aroma to speak of. It is clean. There is a touch of spicy hop aroma but this a very malty beer in the aroma.

It is sweet and malty in the sip but there is a surprising amount of spicy hop flavor and bitterness that dries the beer out somewhat. There is a bready, malty character that lingers, but the peppery Noble hop flavor asserts itself and remains present through the swallow. I thought I got a touch of diacetyl in the nose and it was confirmed in the flavor - a touch distracting.

The mouthfeel is medium full, with a moderate somewhat creamy carbonation and a vaguely sweet full finish.

This is a good to great Oktoberfest overall, especially by American Craft beer standards. This is a style that Americans just can't seem to get. It's better than most in America. It's a little rough around the edges and a little caramelly compared to it's Munich based progeny, but not too bad..

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 03:05:06 | More by Biffster
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GallowsThief

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 23:42:51 | More by GallowsThief
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JALIEN

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-26-2012 01:37:29 | More by JALIEN
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-17-2012 15:58:30 | More by Kunstman
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XenonX

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

11-03-2012 22:48:09 | More by XenonX
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nitter

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

10-30-2012 01:05:27 | More by nitter
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BDIMike

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice copper orange color. There is a bit of haziness to it, which is nice. A low white head is created at first, but it goes away very quickly.
Smell has a nice balance of malt and hop. Maybe a little too strong on the hop for me with an Oktoberfest. However, some nice caramel and sweet hop smells.
Taste is okay. A bit of caramel matls, and a really sweet aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is a little thin, not much going on.
Drinkability is good with this beer. A pretty good balance and easy to chug.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 00:24:31 | More by BDIMike
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tastymug

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

10-13-2012 20:26:21 | More by tastymug
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 19:06:57 | More by SometimesIfart
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kevin34

Michigan

4/5  rDev +14%

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

09-29-2012 02:07:36 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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ryanwashere


3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

09-28-2012 01:54:44 | More by ryanwashere
Frankenmuth Oktoberfest from Frankenmuth Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.