Batch 69 - Frankenmuth Brewery
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Reviews by GiantMidget:
4.23/5 rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a variety pack bought at Wegman's in Collegeville PA.
After reading the reviews on here I wasn't sure what to expect.
I'm an IPA guy, so I had high expectations, and I can honestly say that this impressed this hop lover.
Poured into a beer mug, good off white head with nice lacing.
The pine, citrus and almost honeydew like scent permeated the nostrils as soon as I poured.
The flavor not overly dominated by the hops but dry enough to make me wanting more.
Little bit of bitterness on the tongue but that complements so well.
It's not overly unique in the world of IPA's, but with as many 'near misses' and unimpressive ones that I have run into, I'm happy with this one.
Nice ABV as well for a traditional American IPA.
I'd recommend giving it a try and don't assume that the lower rating by the brothers is the be-all-end-all.
Serving type: bottle
11-30-2012 02:51:22 | More by GiantMidget
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3.89/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A- Pours a hazy amber/ copper colored with a creamy two finger off white head. Talk about hang time, this head doesn't know how to quit. After five minutes there is still a one finger head. 10 minutes reveal a decent cap that remains until the final swallow. Ironically the lacing from it is light. Huh.
S- Modest hop bitterness with lemon, pine and juicy tropical fruit notes. A sweet malt presence backing it up.
T- Right away there is a battle for supremacy of my glass. The subtle bitterness in the nose is re-enforced with a powerful flavor bomb that brings out the citrus, pine and tropical fruit. Not to be outdone however the sweet bready malts step it up as well. Somewhere in the middle the malt flavor gains ground and takes the lead. But in the end the bitterness pushes back and in a bittersweet stalemate, Peace resumes. There are no losers here.
M- Medium bodied brew leaving a buttery/waxy feel.
O- This brew is a perfect example of a Midwest IPA. Bold hop presence with a strong malt backbone. I've had this beer before and I don't think I cared for it as much as this go around. Maybe they tweaked the recipe, maybe my pallet. Good overall and I will enjoy this one again.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 22:51:39 | More by Emnmarko
3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Again on draft while visiting their brew pub in downtown Frankenmuth. Very nice 1 finger head with a light brown to yellow color, somewhat hazy. Good floral nose with plenty of scents of hops to go along. Plenty of sweet to go along with good not overpowering but ever persistent bitterness. Mouthfeel was good to above average had plenty of body and as much as people seem to beat this beer up I felt it could stand up to a lot of the smaller to mid sized breweries year round IPA's that I've had. Overall a nice beer that I will probably seek out from time to time and definitely have when I return.
Serving type: on-tap
03-05-2014 17:38:02 | More by EricTKolekamp
Batch 69 from Frankenmuth Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.