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Batch 69 - Frankenmuth Brewery

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Batch 69Batch 69

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BA SCORE
81
good

160 Ratings
THE BROS
76
okay

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jmich24 on 04-19-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

JPDOG, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Gidyup, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of carlborch
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

carlborch, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.34/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

chinchill, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

tommy5, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of Danielr26
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Danielr26, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Randle8281
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Randle8281, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of MikeRice1969
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

MikeRice1969, Aug 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Chris77McGrath, Jul 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

djtomain, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a brilliant deep golden with a frothy cream head that leaves thick lacing as it dissipates moderately.

Pine, resin, toasted bread, and caramel malt form the initial aroma. Underpinnings of citrus and soap add complexity. Floral hops emerge late.

Flavor is fairly malt dominant, sweet and caramelly throughout, with bitter hop notes drying out the finish a bit. Diacetyl butterscotch and phenolic plastic surface mid palate. There's a subtle grapefruit flavor beneath, and the finish is resiny.

Body is pretty light, with moderate carbonation, fairly harsh astringency, and substantial alcohol warmth.

The resiny hops and grain astringency are overwhelming. Malt character is far too sweet, and flavoring hops are somewhat lacking. Too astringent and hot for my liking.

barczar, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Twilux, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

amishbooze, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

radiofish, Jul 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Lukass, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

shamrock071521, Jul 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Amberluvsbeer, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

salinasa, Jun 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

neckbracesub, Jun 19, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

ygtbsm94, Jun 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

allisonastra, Jun 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

ZacWoz4, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

miwestcoaster, May 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

HarmonMW, May 13, 2013
Batch 69 from Frankenmuth Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.