Großer Kurfürst | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by paco1029384756 on 11-22-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by thedrewski86:
Photo of thedrewski86
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this at the brewery last night. Quite nice. They serve it in an Oktoberfest style pint mug. The color is very dark brown with a creamy off white head. Left some lacing. The smell is very pleasant too, lots of strong malt. There's a very nice chocolate aftertaste that would make this a good finishing beer. I had this after a Ham on Rye (just re-released on a special tapping 11/25/09, go get one!) and followed it with an Alpha Klaus. It's the next morning right now and my brain is still swimming.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of weatherdog
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Brixies in Brookfield IL

Poured into a 16oz. FFF imperial shaped pint glass

It poured a nice clear dark brown with a frothy mocha head

The nose was a nice subtle chocolate tone. Not really a whole lot going on in the nose.

The taste was pretty grainy to me. More roasted grain than a nice coffee chocolate taste. At the end I was picking up a little fruity esters which seemed out of place.

The body was pretty light, adequate carbonation to make for a nice light flavored drinkable dark lager

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Photo of qwertyiop
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of robbyc1
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on draft at Sheffields in Chicago, it looks and smells like a Dunkelweisen which I thought it was. Roasty dark body, chocolate nose and malt. Taste is the same, but finished a bit sweet for me, could have been the result of having a Hopslam before this. Good lager mouthfeel, rather light and easy drinking. I could see this being a year round success, but I suspect it will never be bottled, oh well keep trying your hand and these different styles. I particularly love the Ham on Rye....

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Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of kimcgolf
3.2/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at FFF over holidays. Poured to a dark cocoa brown, withtan head that disipated fairly quickly and left okay lacing. Although nose was a pleasant chocolate-caramel mix, the body was very thin and watery, and the taste a little too much on the sweet side. In the end, I felt like I was drinking a cold, watered down Swiss Miss. Not one of FFF's best.

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Photo of paco1029384756
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep ruby color with one and a half fingers of smooth off white head.

Scent of chocolate, chalky malts, yeast, and a hint of clove. Balanced well, and it seems to be brewed to style, rather than over-hopped.

Taste of chocolate, oats, yeast, caramel and some clove. A good beer to drink half a liter of at a time. It's nice to know that Three Floyds can brew to style and not hop the shit out of everything. Get some of this while you still can if you are a fan of lagers.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a light smooth carbonation. A little heavy for a lager, though I still found it pleasant.

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Photo of birdsellam
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Sean9689
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap @ FFF's and poured into a large mug/stein.

A - Pours a dark caramel brown with a tannish head.

S - Burnt malts, semi-sweetness.

T - Chocolate, malts, burnt caramels.

M - Light bodied, smooth, medium carbonation.

D - Easy to drink and I've had it several times at the BrewPub.

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Photo of goethean
4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Brixies, served generously and at the correct temperature. I thought this was a fabulous example of a dunkel. Layers of toast, dark bread, toasted grain, malt and molasses, but without the cloying sweetness that often accompanies this style. Bonus: not retchingly over-hopped like most Three Floyd's beers. A well-balanced, highly drinkable brew. Bonus points for using an esstet character (it's pronounced like "ss").

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Großer Kurfürst from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 11 ratings