Ms. Frank
Suarez Family Brewery

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From:
Suarez Family Brewery
 
New York, United States
Style:
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #3
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,448
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 5.26%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
51
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 12, 2022
Added:
Jul 23, 2016
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  4
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Rated: 4.07 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Nov 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by Boone757 from Virginia

Oct 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Oct 09, 2022
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Can from the brewery in Livingston, NY. Pours a clear dark amber with a finger of rocky white head, nice lacing, smell is brown bread, wheat biscuits, funky grains, hint of grass, taste follows with brown wheat bread, soda bread, funky grain, mild grassiness on the finish, feel is light, mild carbonation, dry finish. Rustic, brown bread forward, pull apart monkey bread in a glass.
Oct 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by Mikexw from New York

Sep 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Jan 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tall can.

Pours near clear, darker honey amber, minor head and minor lacing and film.

Vanilla/honey on the sniff.

Smooth and crisp, with more and more honey as well tasty malty notes coming forward onto the palate....well crafted...
Jan 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.98 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Nov 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Jun 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can split with a friend, poured into a red wine glass. A simple, clean kellerbier. Grassy, slightly spicy hops interplay with smooth toasted biscuit and caramel malt. I could drink this beer all summer long - and into the fall and winter, as the finish is reminiscent of a Vienna lager. Delicious stuff.
May 26, 2021
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Reviewed by larryi86 from Delaware

4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can poured into a pint glass

A- A fairly clear amber/golden copper with a two finger white head.

S- Sweet bread, herbal, earthy, some roasted malts, hints of lemon.

T- Slightly toasted sweet bread, biscuits, earthy, herbal, hints of lemon.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A well balanced and easy to drink Helles.
May 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Apr 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.6 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2021
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Can courtesy of bigklip74.
Essentially a perfect crushable lager.
Not lacking in flavor.
Dec 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.17 by EMH73 from New York

Dec 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.1 by CreightonSM from New York

Dec 07, 2020
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look - canned on 10/14/20, drank on 11/29/20. dark yellow/gold in color, very faintly cloudy, and small head with trace lacing.

Smell - loads and loads of malts, biscuits, and cereal, with honey-like sweetness. some grassy hops.

Taste - a lot of grains initially from the beer, and the flavor is quite nice. moderately hoppy towards the middle, and beer finishes on the sweeter end, though quite clean.

Feel - light bodied, medium-high carbonation, and just average on ABV at 5.2%.

Overall - a lighter kellerbier that really features the delicious flavor of the grains. refreshing and crisp, but no shortage of flavor.
Nov 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.13 by SpaethJam from New York

Oct 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4.19 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Oct 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.97 by vfgccp from New York

Jun 27, 2020
 
Rated: 3.92 by StoutSnob40 from California

May 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Good head production; excellent retention. Shockingly dark color, dark amber, obviously with some caramel in the overall malt blend. Spotty but nice lacing.

Wonderful aroma: earthy, spicy hops, caramel and pale malts, rye and pale bread, cracker, pepper, prune. Reviewing this can at 4 months of age (1 month past the brewer's recommended "best by" date), but it doesn't seem to have negatively impacted the aroma one bit.

Sweet and spicy on the palate, almost a mix between a Helles and a Bock, with glorious tones of toffee, caramel, and prune, blended with grassy, herbal hops. Remarkably drinkable, crisp yet slightly oily.
May 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by jcunni from New York

Apr 22, 2020
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Reviewed by grover37 from District of Columbia

4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can from Sean, drank at home March 2020. Really good. Aroma doesn't jump out of the glass, but the flavor is great. Malty, biscuity, slightly hoppy. Nice medium-full feel with medium carb that fits the beer nicely.
Mar 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16 oz. can. Deep orange golden. Smells of brown bread, spicy hops, and some perfumy notes. Tastes of brown bread and a touch of sweetness. Becomes sharper in the back end. Brighter flavors along with a bit of spicy yeast. Medium body, soft and almost creamy in texture. Not a Kellerbier expert, so wasn't sure what to expect, but it's very nice.
Mar 07, 2020
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Reviewed by angrybabboon from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Consumed 3/4/20

Pale copper, crystal clear, medium sized head that fades to a few wisps
Pale, caramel, and amber grain, bread, toast, biscuits, some lightly grassy hops, low bitterness, fairly dry but some light sweetness
On the light side of medium, crispy, low-medium carbonation

Ms. Frank is on the light side for this style; it's not as yeasty or grainy as some I have had. But it is insanely drinkable, as is the trend with Suarez lagers.
Mar 05, 2020
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Reviewed by SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Huge thanks to Jimmy for this one.

Pint can - dated 01.09.20 - poured into an Allagash Coolship glass at 42°F.

Pours a deep brassy golden/light amber hue, topped with two fingers of creme-coloured head, which slowly recedes, leaving some webby lacing behind. Moderate visible effervescence.

Nose: Slightly sweet, gently toasty pilsner malt - grainy and soft, with the faintest whiff of lightly toasted crackers. Some very restrained hopping, lending these wonderful Central European floral and spicy notes. A note of bread, a touch of grass, a whiff of earthy spice, a kiss of lemon zest, and just the right amount of lager yeast. A wonderfully balanced traditional lager aroma.

Palate: The beer greets the palate with some grainy sweetness, giving off quite a lot of round, malty barley, a touch of toast, and some grainy cereal notes. Gentle hop notes come in, and at first, it's not enough to nudge the restrained grainy sweetness. Some clean floral, grassy, and citrus notes really deepen the flavour, and provide a wonderful brightness that really lifts the flavour profile. The citrus fades first, then the floral notes, and then the grassy notes, leaving a mostly spicy finish, with traces of grassy florals. The least amount of bitterness one could possibly imagine while still being able to detect some bitterness - resinous in nature. This kiss of resinous hops dries out the beer, and ultimately leads to a fairly dry, clean, crisp finish, leaving just a wisp of hops and yeast in its wake.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is moderately light-bodied, snappy, crisp, clean, and fluid, but has just enough malt body and balance to keep it from feeling too light or watery in any way. Effervescence is lively, but not as lively as it could be. It's perfectly great, but I wouldn't mind a few more bubbles. No initial stickiness or sticky sweetness, and just the perfect amount of bite from the hops. Minimal drying, no ABV detected.

Overall: This is a great traditional Keller lager. It's clean, crisp, light, snappy, and has the perfect amount of malt, and i appreciate the hoppy subtlety. This is not a hoppy lager, but the hops help to truly elevate this beer. It isn't perfect, but it's hard to encounter anything significantly better. Just a great, easy beer with enough nuance to keep it interesting, should you want to pick it apart.
Mar 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Jan 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.22 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey

Jan 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.38 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Dec 02, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On-tap at Hops Hill, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is rather hazy light amber in color. It poured with a short white head that left a very thin collar around the edge of the glass and a small patch of bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of biscuity malts and yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of biscuity malts along with notes of yeast.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate and a little dry with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be maltier compared to others in the style.

Serving type: on-tap
Nov 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Nov 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Oct 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.32 by alexsergio from New York

Feb 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.87/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
poured from growler filled yesterday.

its a beautiful beer, golden tinged straw color that is hazy for a lager, dense and creamy bright white head with sudsy bubbles atop - good retention and lacing. on nose is a slightly sharp and almost spicy floral quality, honey and grainy malts reminiscent of a lightly sweetened cereal, as well as mellow grassy and lemony hops, and a hint of yeast. on palate is that honey crisp cereal flavor ... but never approaching a level of sweetness too strong. there is lemon, slightly floral and grassy hops, mellow spice. as it warms there is a some fruity character hinting at citrus. overall very clean and delicate, but some definite complexity and depth in the flavors.

lagers be hard to rate because even the very best may lack the 'wow/ factor for some. but this one is just percetion, the appearance could not be more beautiful, smells are enticing and bright and the palate offers this beautiful complexity. mouthfeel is light and crisp but somehow manages to have a slightly creamy coating quality. WOW!
Feb 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.32 by Jeromedepot from New York

Feb 08, 2019
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours medium gold color. Smells of bread, earthiness and lemon

Crisp mouthfeel with a good dose of malt. Very clean taste with solid aftertaste. Well brewed.
Jan 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by swanfungus from California

Jan 13, 2019
Ms. Frank from Suarez Family Brewery
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 72 ratings