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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

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Added by frank4sail on 10-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,944
Reviews:
230
Ratings:
765
pDev:
11.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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62
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98
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Photo of server222
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Morey
4/5  rDev +5.8%
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 +5.8%

Photo of TwelveOunces
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
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%

Photo of rfraga77
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ne0m00re
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
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 +5.8%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of FirstBrewsoon
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of jaa1984
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of imperialking
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of KarlSpackler
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of capra12
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of LornaLee
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of MyTBeerDrinker
1/5  rDev -73.5%

Photo of grover37
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle picked up in Indiana. At least 3 months old by now. Poured into a becker.

Appearance (3.5): Ruby red with orange around the edges. A fat finger of off-white head reduces to a thick layer. Pretty clear too - a decent looking beer. No lacing and little head retention after the layer dies off.

Aroma (4.5): Biscuit and a medium caramel. A little faint but just how I would expect an Oktoberfest to smell.

Taste (2.5): Sweeter than it smells. Sweet, light caramel up front. Even sweeter through the middle with a bit of a toffee taste. Some butterscotch in the finish. Too sweet for the style although not unpleasant.

Mouthfeel (4): Medium-high carbonation and body on the full side of medium. A touch effervescent from the high carbonation which really brings out the malt flavors. A bit sticky through the middle and a lingering sweet finish.

Overall (3.5): I like everything about this beer except for the sweetness in the taste. Would drink again, but won't seek it out.

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Photo of Grebdioz
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

big thanks to florida9 for sending this in a BIF. enjoyed out of brooklyn snifter.

a - poured a semi transparent orange brown with a thin fizzy head that bubbled away relatively quickly. lacing was very slippery but swirling the glass rebuilt the fizzy head.

s - brown sugar, some lagery pilsner earthiness. all malt, but not as seasoned and pot pouri as i've come to love about the style.

t - flavor is much nicer than the smell and classic marzen. caramel malts and toffee. some brown sugar.

m - medium to light bodied. good carbonation that adds a lot to the beer. easy drinker.

o - i've come to really dig this style. munsterfest has a really nice flavor and feel and an oktoberfest i'd be happy to drink every fall.

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Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Jammies
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a brownish gold with a think layer of foam that lingers and slowly recedes to the sides of the glass.

S- malty notes with some slight caramel hints

T- sweet and very slightly malty. well balanced and smooth

M- watery and a little bit thin

O- overall a great beer. A little bit sweeter than most Oktoberfests.

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Photo of reyolb
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ONUMello
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a 3F pint glass
A: Muddy copper color with a thin head that quickly dissipates
S: Pleasant malt and spice, along with hints of fruit and citrus zest
T: Mallt, apple, a hint of caramel. Not too much going on.
M: Fairly thin, crisp but average.
O: Probably my least favorite 3F thus far, but on the other hand better than many Oktoberfests I've had.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Three Floyds : Munsterfest

Pours a clear, dark golden color. Aroma of bready malts and citrusy hops upfront. In the taste, biscuit and mild grapefruit flavors. Bitterness is pretty pronounced, along with more bready flavor. Lightly roasted malts. Citrusy and bitter for an Oktoberfest, but quite nice and in good balance. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp. Overall, a nice twist on the Oktoberfest style, and a quality hoppy lager.

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Photo of denimdemon
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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