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Frankenmuth Traditional German Pilsner | Frankenmuth Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery
Michigan, United States
frankenmuthbrewery.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBU 26

Added by Todd on 07-26-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,812
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
85
pDev:
19.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 25
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2.89/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Good crisp beer, slightly hopped, "good summer beer"

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4.25/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Brilliant straw with a glass hugging 2” pure white foam collar
S: Light malt and spicy hops, some fresh sawn hardwood
T: Crsip, malty with a moderate hop accent on the finish.
F: medium light body, medium high carbonation.
O: My dad used to drink Frankenmuth beer in the 50’s. This is probably close to what he was drinking.

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3.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tasteless but overall mostly inoffensive

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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2/5  rDev -38.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer has the typical look, a bright gold color with some effervescent sort of activity. Its white head isn't too short-lived, leaving a bit of itself behind after falling from about 3/4 finger. It does deposit some patching, but sparsely.
There's not much to the aroma, though it's fairly clean. There's a little grass and some cracker, grains and a touch of honey.
The flavor offers the same but with a little more strength to it. Dry malts do provide a bit of backbone, and there's a touch of grass and leafy hop while honey-like sweetness and a note of sweet fruits from alcohol come over a graininess that lingers.
It does have a typical feel for a pils, though it is on the thinner side and is somewhat too spritzy. Like many from this brewery, it lacks depth but is better than average.

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Tim for sharing with everyone!

Bright gold with a compact head of soapy foam that sticks around for awhile, depositing spotty lace all around the edges. Visible carb trails feeding into the foam around the edges.

Mild bready aromas, white bread and herbal traces of noble hops.

Soft feel, supple and medium bodied as if unfiltered, with apple esters and plenty of bready malt flavors. Crisp with a dry bitter finish. A very seamless Pilsner, if it was available to me I could drink this anytime anywhere. This bottle came straight from the brewery, so it's noticeably fresh.

Simplicity is underrated, and often misunderstood here on BA.
This is no double IPA, it's a clean and seamless session lager that is extremely versatile.

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Frankenmuth Traditional German Pilsner from Frankenmuth Brewery
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 85 ratings
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