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Munsterfest | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3.78/5
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765 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by frank4sail on 10-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,029
Reviews:
230
Ratings:
765
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
99
Trade:
6
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Photo of JackieTH
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured an amber orange hue with an inch of creamy white foam leaves spots of lace. Smell is malty, caramel. Tastes similar to smell with notes of caramel and malt, citric bitterness is noticeable and not as sweet as I'd like to see for the style. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Decent brew, but not a fantastic marzen.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A little late in the season, but here we go. A really solid amber color with orange hues, Off white tight head made of small bubbles. It smells like a good German Oktoberfest should. lots of caramel sweetness with some sweet toffee as well. Nice corn syrup presence as well.

The taste isnt as sweet as I wanted it to be. Light body and balanced. Toasted corn somewhere in the middle. Caramel and alot more toffee than other Oktoberfests. Its like a nutty toffee. Slight metallic taste late.

I like the different flavors, but it just needed a bit more oopmf.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber style brown bottle with FFF Bavarian style label. Poured into a 12 oz tall mug.

A - Body is on the orange side of copper with a slightly darker than white head that settles into a thin ring of lace. A touch of stick to the glass, but nothing special.

S - bready malts. Somewhat grainy with a nice German style yeast. Sweet malts with light caramel and brown sugar. Fantastic addition of spices within.

T - Clean lager taste of grain up front. Pure sweetness with a bread like character. Buttered brown sugar with notes of caramel. Sweet and delicious. sweetness really takes the load with a touch of hops and spice with little bitterness. Crisp, clean finish.

M - medium bodied and smooth. Just the right thickness and easy to drink. Finish is clean and refreshing.

O - let me start by saying that Munsterfest is now #2 behind the GLBC Oktoberfest in my marzen ranking. I was expecting a totally different brew from FFF, but this hits the marzen/Oktoberfest style with perfection. Just a tasty lager meant for the festive autumn season. Great flavor and a bottle full of sweetness.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

180th Review
Proper pint
On-draft in Munster at Three Floyd's Taproom!

From notes.

A: Dull copper. Quarter (off-white) fingernail head.

S: Caramel, wheat, nectar, faint nutiness, and dried-out malt. Not much else here which I find boring.

T: Malt sweetness upfront followed by smooth nutiness with touch of honey, cracked wheat, and biscuit malt. Hint of fruitiness and spice (beautifully balanced) near back is a nice change of pace for the style. Enjoyable and tasty - not boring at all!

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation.

O: A nice beer for sure! I was a bit taken back by the lack of nose on this, but the taste and mouthfeel came to the rescue! Well done for the style, easy and smooth to drink, and overall solid.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Copper tan/brown, nice thick creamy 1 inch head, decent lacing.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, yeast, grainy, pale malts, brown sugars and added spices.

Taste - Very caramel and brown sugar with sweet nutty/buttery malts. Malts are grainy, sweet and very smooth. Hops add some grapefruit and pine flavors but nothing to strong. Lemon and toffee comes in at the end.

Mouthfeel - Actually fairly light and rela smooth and easy to drink. Malts hit mouth with sweetness. Tounge and palette get more malts, some hops and sugars. Aftertaste is thin, malty and smooth.

Overall - Nice, tasty and smooth. Alcohol is masked well, malts are the featured flavor. Everything you want in a octoberfest, maybe a little more hoppy then most but its solid and actually a safer/normal beer from 3 floyds, and that i feel makes most not enjoy this as much as they want to admit. Worth a drink for sure.

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Munsterfest from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 765 ratings
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