Frankenmuth Oktoberfest - Frankenmuth Brewery
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3.48/5 rDev -0.6%
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.
12-26-2012 03:47:47 | More by Dope
3.25/5 rDev -7.1%
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..
12-01-2012 03:05:06 | More by Biffster
3.23/5 rDev -7.7%
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.
11-28-2012 23:42:51 | More by GallowsThief
3.55/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
10-17-2012 00:24:31 | More by BDIMike
3.05/5 rDev -12.9%
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.
10-12-2012 19:06:57 | More by SometimesIfart
Frankenmuth Oktoberfest from Frankenmuth Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.