Munsterfest | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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757 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
Ratings:
757
Reviews:
230
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.97%
 
 
Wants:
62
Gots:
97
For Trade:
6
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Photo of VncentLIFE
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
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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Photo of closisinthehouse
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of pirmannt1
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Scout11
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jimelee108
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of MapleCity219
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
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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Photo of birdsellam
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of spdyfire83
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
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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Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ctrevino
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of stairwell2811bre
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of wvsabbath
4/5  rDev +6.4%
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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Photo of qwertyiop
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of PhineasGage
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Hellvis
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of server222
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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

22oz bottle with no freshness date. This is obviously a September release, but FFF should still start dating their bottles. A brewery that does SO many hoppy beers, and doesn't bottle date!?

Pours copper-orange in color and has a slight haze to it. Head is white in color and has settled to a thin and spotty lace after about 5 minutes. Plenty of carbonation bubbles floating up towards the head. Pretty good head retention, but the lacing eventually makes it's way back down the glass.

Smell is malty, bready, and grain heavy. I'm also detecting some sweetness. On point for the style.

Taste: Malt and grain up front accompanied by a touch of sweetness. Hops provide a little bitterness, but not much. Maybe they're more prominent when fresh? Finish is smooth, rounded and quite clean.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation.

A nice Oktoberfest overall.

Morey's Bottom Line: This is only my 2nd beer from Three Floyds, and it's definitely a good representation of the style. I'm not sure why, but as good as it is, I was expecting a bit more. Still not too far behind Great Lakes and Barktoberfest.

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Photo of ohtheguilt
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a Weizen glass.

A- Dark orange, very hazy. Good off white head with decent retention.
S- Smells like grains and light malts, some German style yeast. Not a whole lot to the smell of this beer.
T- A good grain profile. A mix somewhere between light and dark malts. Not much bitterness or hops that really stand out but its all about the malts here and they're pretty decent. Some alcohol taste.
M- This beer is an easy drinker, very sessionable. A silky creamy mouth feel. Lots of carbonation, lots of burps to follow.
O- This is a beer anybody could drink and be happy with but I was honestly expecting more out of three floyds. This one is good but it doesnt live up to the brewery's reputation or the price tag.

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Photo of boss024
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of rfraga77
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ne0m00re
4.19/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Live review of a 22 oz bottle of this years.
A: Crystal clear reddish amber, decent white creamy head settles to a collar and film. Little lacing.
S: Nutty caramel with a slightly woody grapefruit green character, brown sugar with a very slight bourbon-like alcohol.
T: Creamy woody, nutty, caramel, and brown sugar. Balanced sweetness, slight acidity, and bitterness. Nothing outlandish; just a simple well-rounded lager.
M: Thinner, with a slow-building creamy froth, which breaks into an almost-acidic malt finish that cleanses the palate.
O: Pretty good. Simple, but good.

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Photo of Shoo65
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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