Batch 69 - Frankenmuth Brewery
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3.89/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
03-10-2014 22:51:39 | More by Emnmarko
3.75/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
03-05-2014 17:38:02 | More by EricTKole
3.05/5 rDev -14.1%
Hazy, golden-amber pour with a 1-inch off-white, creamy head. Early release of carbonation. Sweet malt and hops in the nose. Grainy and grassy nose. Belgian lace forms. Lingering bitterness on the palate after initial citrus, followed by some metallic notes. Medium-light body. ABV is not noticeable.
09-08-2013 20:01:52 | More by carlborch
3.34/5 rDev -5.9%
12 oz bottle, undated but purchased arlier this month near the brewery.
Pour is hazy with a high level of visible carbonation. The amber body is topped by a proportionate and durable off-white head.
Both the aroma and the flavor reflect a slightly skunky element that is subtle enough to possibly be part of the hop component. In any case hops have citrus, pine and herbal aspects. Solid malt base. Mildly bitter finish and aftertaste are better.
Medium body with crisp, lightly aggressive carbonation.
08-30-2013 21:46:39 | More by chinchill
Batch 69 from Frankenmuth Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.