Munsterfest | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Photo of vrbulldog22
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of alleykatking
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bottle.

A-Poured a semi-hazed reddish golden copper color..almost like apple cider. One and a half finger tan head shows medium retention and leave sticky streaky lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- Light toasted bready caramel malts dominate the aroma here. There is a light earthy hop to this along with something else spice like. There is a light sweetness to the ending aroma and alcohol is present.

T- A nice caramel toasted upfront on this beer. I mean big time...but in a good way. Some light apple notes in this one toward the front as well. There is a light earthy grassy touch to this as well in the middle to ending that cuts through some of the malts but a lingering sweetness is always there from the alcohol I would suspect.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Toasted malts left on the palate with some sweetness and grassy hops in the aftertaste. Crisp and clean...malt forward beer with a light hop flavor cutting the malts a little. Alcohol in the backing drys the palate lightly after each sip.

D- Ok this beer is highly drinkable to me. The beer itself is nothing like FFF beers per say. It's well crafted I think and this leads to the drinkability of it. The alcohol on this is low enough that a bomber plus some is a easy goal for me to obtain.

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Photo of nlmartin
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was served chilled in an Imperial Nonic.

Appearance: The beer pours a orange coloration. The head has a very light orange tone. The head is one finger high and quickly resolves.

Smell: The beers aroma is toasted maltyness up front. The beer has earthy and citrus notes.

Taste: Sweet citrus hoppyness blends into a well toasted malty flavor. A bit of grassy hop flavor helps break up the sweetness.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The body of the beer is medium. The carbonation works well with the beer to produce a slick feel. The beer was easy to drink and was what a beer geek would expect from FFF.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark copper with minimal but a frothy khaki head.

Dark fruits, caramel, toasted nuts, and some cherry.

Heavy roasted malt character with a distinct taste of cherry/dark fruit. Lots of cereal notes as well.

Mouthfeel is thick and rich, but not quite there.

Overall, a modest brew from 3F, they should stick to what they're good at and that is not lager.

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Photo of tdmccarthy
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of AleWatcher
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kodt
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of ajzy
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of MaximumYuks
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of whitenads
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of peabody
4.22/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out couldy orange/yellow with amber tints.
Smell is fruity with granny smith skins with a caramel on top.
Taste is fruity like sour apple sauce that has been left out to sour.
Mouthfeel is good here. Smoothe lager. Mellow malt and cane sugars caress the mouth.
Drinkability is good and the abv is just right.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hugonaut13
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Hop_God
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of lucasj82
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of JVan
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of NonicPanic
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of brewcrew76
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber

A - Pours a very clear copper with a thin white head.

S - Caramel and sweet toasted malt with a bit of graininess to it.

T - Sweet toasted malt, caramel, bready with a bit of hop spiciness mixed in.

M - Moderate with light carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish.

D - A tasty Oktoberfest. I was expecting something a little bolder coming from 3 Floyd's.

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Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of drdiesel9483
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of PG2G
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish golden with an ample head and decent lacing...

Toasted malts abound here and dominate throughout... There's a sweetness evident in the aroma as well...

Sweet fruity maltiness is the lead character here.... This is a tasty brew but falls a little short of an elite brew in this category...

I liked this beer and could drink it all night but only if an elite Marzen wasn't available..

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Munsterfest from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
3.76 out of 5 based on 757 ratings.
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