Franconia Oktoberfest | Franconia Brewing Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
83
good
10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jujubeast6000 on 03-24-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
37
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
41.94%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 37
Photo of galuskan
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I alway enjoy trying this beer to see how it changes year to year. Always malty. Always delicious. Doesn't have much head when poured from a bottle. I think last time I had it was on draft.

 189 characters

Photo of tubeyes
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A. Nice Orange
S. Very sweet and malty
T. More sweet malts, caramel, toffee
M. Good drinkable mouthfeel, sweet aftertaste
O. Great beer, very sweet, would be friendly to new beer drinkers

 187 characters

Photo of allengarvin
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%

A: 4 - It pours out a dark mahogany with a small but persistent head and good lacing.
S: 4 - Excellent malt aroma, with a bit of kettle caramelization.
T: 3.75 - Emphasis is squarely on the malt, with low bitterness leaving the overall flavor fairly sweet. Malt tends towards caramel flavor, and finishes as it began, sweet.
M: 4 - Soft textured, creamy, not too much carbonation
O: 3.75 - Solid oktoberfest, though malt is not as complex as some examples.

Weighting (percentages): 20, 20, 40, 5, 15. Avg: 3.86.

 515 characters

Photo of champ103
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark, but clear brick red color. A one finger white head forms, and recedes in a minute. Light lace is left behind.
S: Big toasted malts with some caramel sweetness. Baked bread and biscuit. Even some chocolate in the nose.
T: Follows the nose. A big toasted malty flavor. Dry bread and biscuit at first. Though sweet caramel takes over. Light chocolate is intermingled. A malty treat.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Easy and smooth to drink. I can quaff several without a thought.

One of the better O'fests I have had from a Texas brewery. Tons of malty goodness. Well done Franconia, an something I would recommend.

 634 characters

Photo of cgmees
4.55/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Idle Rich pub in Dallas in a 1/2 liter mug (Spaten)

First off, I like slightly sweet October beers. This one was served with a nice 1 inch head (space in the mug for 1/2 liter beer and 1 inch of head) very amber with golden hints from the sunlight. The aroma is strong with spicy malt and fruit.

Lots of malt, richness and sweetness layered in with a roasted caramel flavor to the tongue. Medium to full body with a touch of lingering sweetness and hint of carbonation.

Very Drinkable. Notice I used sweet frequently, it is not a sugary beer, but balanced and as one reviewer mentioned likely to be considered more of a desert beer by most drinkers. I like the overall presentation and drinkablility. Will miss it once the kegs are gone and look forward to next year.

 784 characters

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Plano Gingerman.

The beer pours a reddish-amber color with a white head. The aroma is strong on the toffee notes. The flavor is a mix of toffee and caramel. I also get a little bit of grape character in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Not the best Oktoberfest out there, but a very nice example of the style.

 347 characters

Photo of rtepiak
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a tad on the brighter side in color... amber not copper... with a smaller head. the flying saucer seems to have a record of clean lines so it wasn't that. nose does have that stale apple but alsot a lot of sugar. palate is too sweet and not very much else. this is not an easy style. this 'octoberfest' is a bit to desert for me in this case. it doesn't taste like a marzen but this is the only off german beer i've had from this brewery.

 438 characters

Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose is fruity malty and kind of spicy with floral hops and grape-like malt. Smells pretty good.

Pours deep red hue, mild head. Looks good.

Lots of malt, rich & smooth layered malt flavor. Grape-like fruit from malt (I assume). Slight herbal hoppage. Rich sweetness, highly caramelized and roasted. Nutty/oily mouthfeel. Tastes good. Feels good. Good drinkability.

 366 characters

Photo of dirtylou
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap, The Idle Rich in Dallas

cellphone notes

appearance: served in a standard pint, dark cola-mahogany body, very little head

smell: heavy sweetness, rather rich aromas

taste: sweet, rich and bready. A light nuttyness is limited by the abrasive sweetness on this one - a little out of balance

mouthfeel: medium body, sweet and filling

drinkability: just ok.

 366 characters

Photo of jujubeast6000
2.88/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 9/14/2008 (Tap @ Old Monk Cafe, Dallas, TX):

Pours a brown reddish colored body, with an almost non-existant white colored head. Has a very malty and grapey aroma, but not very strong overall. Has a nutty taste, some fruity grapeness. Some dustiness. Okay for an oktoberfest.

 287 characters

Franconia Oktoberfest from Franconia Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe