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Batch 69 - Frankenmuth Brewery

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Batch 69Batch 69

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179 Ratings

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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jmich24 on 04-19-2010

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Photo of Szatski
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Hiker3943
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A little too dry for my taste. Purchased at a local Kroger for $9.99 a six. I was going to pickup a six of Belgian White. However, showing loyalty to a Michigan brewery I decided to try
Batch 69 instead. Need to drop the price to be more competitive.

Photo of Ajmski1988
2/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of RoaringNorseman
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of HardyA
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Mrsstapes
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of QuadriderMX
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Grand-Raggedy
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of SeanHMechEngineee
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of buddha5050
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of BigDaveLB
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mcgovern1010
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of patre_tim
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Yellow gold with a slight haze, little carbonation, 4 fingers of slight yellow head with great retention. Lots of yeast particles, some carbonation.

S: Spicy, lime peel, some pine, some dankness, some must, slight sweetness. Green curry, onion.

T: Sweet maltiness, some candied orange, some pine, some pineapple, a deep hit of bitterness. White grapefruit pith.

M: Thick heavy syrupy body, with some resinous quality, medium low carbonation.

O: This brew is quite well done. I went to the brewery today, in Frankenmuth . Well done. Its my first by this brewery, not a perfect brew, but worth a try.

Photo of nitter
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Belittle
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Gemini6
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of LamboBrewpants
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of jlmathis
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of FinchSCF
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jemarent
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Emnmarko
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.

Photo of EricTKole
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.

Batch 69 from Frankenmuth Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.