Munsterfest | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3.78/5
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766 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by frank4sail on 10-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,881
Reviews:
230
Ratings:
766
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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62
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Ratings: 766 |  Reviews: 230
Photo of dextermcgurk
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dsauter
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matt_Rouge
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drunk on 9/19/16 with a bottling date of 9/6/16. Fresh stuff. Nice golden color, decent head, moderate carbonation: I concur with other posters here about these qualities. I don't find this to be overhopped, though I would not call myself and Octoberfest expert. This beer is "in the zone." It is 3F handling a style with respect, IMHO. 3F is famed for its hop bombs, but they actually do a fairly big range of lagers quite well, hoppy and otherwise. Take Musterfest to a party, and people will pound these back and say, "Wow, that's a really great beer." If not a flavor monster, it's still a quality monster. Glad I picked up four bombers today.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CPAles
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rustic orange to a dark orange with a thin, creamy white head. Smells of a typical octoberfest big on Carmel malt. Wonderful tasting Marzen rich on malt and Carmel. Has a bit of hop that makes this one of m favorite US Marzen along with Sierra Nevada. I am big on Oftofests.

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ri0
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 22oz bottle into a weizen glass. Lighter bronze with a nice 2.5 finger head. Leaves a collar and swaths of lacing around the glass. Aromas is grainy malty, and sweet bread with a touch of light earthy hops. Good amount of malts, grain, sweet bread and hints of caramel. Light earthy hops give it a bit more. On the lighter side with good carbonation, clean and crisp. Smooth and easy drinking even on a warm day. Pretty decent take on this style of beer.

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Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of farrago
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big fizz on the pour, crests close to three fingers then is like gone in a second to a clean surface, as one would thus expect, completely zero lacing too. Pronounced darkness to the amber orange to reddish brown liquid color, softly translucent, considerable amount of fat bubbles scattered throughout. Sugary nose of vanilla, molasses, baking spices, cola and soda bread, soft yeasty banana or bubblegum notes as well, curious absence of fruit scents, in fact it all suddenly goes to zero on you. Light to medium-bodied, not flat but the carbonation just has it at a simmer. Breadier here with quinine, mineral water and charcoal accents, a bit earthy. Fig and raisin make a showing, cherry to peach in smaller doses. The yeastiness seems more knit in, flavors less distinct. Brown sugar, molasses and cola but nowhere as near as sweet as the nose suggests. Polished mouth feel, however, it comes off overall as more or less evanescent. Have to wonder if 4-5 months post bottling puts it into an old age home, which would not be an ideal result.

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Photo of Gregf51
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrborchert74
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpuetz
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nuebs
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zachpaschal
4.52/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Poloplaya
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevem68
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice Amber color. Has a Carmel malt aroma. Flavor is malty. A touch sweet and lightly toasted Carmel note. Finish is very smooth. Overall this is a nice Oktoberfest style beer but as a whole I find this as solid but nothing special

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Photo of darktronica
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of imbibehour
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Libbey style pilsner glass. Bottled September 25th 2015.

Very bright body, clear and nearly crystal but with classic dark amber chestnut, a bit orange as well body color. Fine but sparse amounts of pinhead carbonation. Head is slightly large, a bit frothy and foamy, but manages to settle simply to a good light tan puck of a finger. Scattered lacing, small traces, and light touches.

Interesting nose. Lots of sticky malt, getting into a real candy smelling quality. Stuck caramel and a taffy like but almost crackling brown sugar but not as sweet quality. Dominant odd aroma with not much else to point out.

This is a real odd marzen I must say. The palate is quite clean, but also incredibly light, almost giving to a watery char and papery crispness. Light toffee and a very crackling toasted dark bread crust quality. Aftertaste has a strong bitterness but is tolerable if somewhat mild. Large amounts of crisp and crackery malt but almost has a dissolving vanishing flavor to it.

This is an odd marzen, it's kind of fun, but seems to be missing some classic marzen character for me.

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Munsterfest from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 766 ratings