Frankenmuth Oktoberfest | Frankenmuth Brewery

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81
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105 Ratings
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Frankenmuth OktoberfestFrankenmuth Oktoberfest
BEER INFO

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

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.27%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 09-27-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
105
Reviews:
30
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 105 |  Reviews: 30
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Dope
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear deep orange with a decent sized frothy white head. Fades slowly with a huge island of foam remaining behind. Moderate fluffy lacing is left on the glass.

S: Grassy and moderate grainy malt. Very subtle aroma.

T: Decent caramel with moderate grassiness up front. Finishes moderately bitter with a touch of herbal and grassy hops.

M: Medium bodied and smooth.

O: A very simple marzen, as is typical of the style. Sweet caramel instead of a more grainy, bready malt is a decent departure. Tasty and drinkable at least.

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Photo of tmm313
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Biffster
3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Its serves a clear but not brilliant deep amber/copper, with a tawny tan low but persistent head.

There is a rich Continental malt aroma - lots of caramel and toast with the bready pilsner aroma. There is a touch of raisin and prune but no estery fruit aroma to speak of. It is clean. There is a touch of spicy hop aroma but this a very malty beer in the aroma.

It is sweet and malty in the sip but there is a surprising amount of spicy hop flavor and bitterness that dries the beer out somewhat. There is a bready, malty character that lingers, but the peppery Noble hop flavor asserts itself and remains present through the swallow. I thought I got a touch of diacetyl in the nose and it was confirmed in the flavor - a touch distracting.

The mouthfeel is medium full, with a moderate somewhat creamy carbonation and a vaguely sweet full finish.

This is a good to great Oktoberfest overall, especially by American Craft beer standards. This is a style that Americans just can't seem to get. It's better than most in America. It's a little rough around the edges and a little caramelly compared to it's Munich based progeny, but not too bad..

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A – Poured out a slightly hazy copper brown with a half finger of white head that had decent retention. No real lacing.

S – Sweet malt, bread and corn.

T – Light malt, bread, hops and a touch of caramel. Oddly bitter at the end.

M – Medium bodied with solid carbonation. Lively on the palate.

O –There was an odd biting bitterness at the end of the taste. It just finished off kilter for me. Its nice on the palate and pleasant smell but just odd at the end.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of BDIMike
3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a very nice copper orange color. There is a bit of haziness to it, which is nice. A low white head is created at first, but it goes away very quickly.
Smell has a nice balance of malt and hop. Maybe a little too strong on the hop for me with an Oktoberfest. However, some nice caramel and sweet hop smells.
Taste is okay. A bit of caramel matls, and a really sweet aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is a little thin, not much going on.
Drinkability is good with this beer. A pretty good balance and easy to chug.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Raime
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a pale copper with a one finger white head and no lacing.

S - Smell wasn't very impressive for the style, Bread, Slight Munich malt, Maybe a little bit of toast as well.

T - Bread, Toast, feint grapes, lightly toasted malt

M - Smooth creamy light body with low carbonation. Probably the best thing about this beer.

O - Overall, This is an average Oktoberfest, and an average beer in general. I will avoid in the future unless handed one.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly clear orange copper color with a nice 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Good spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of caramel, apple, pear, biscuit, grape, toast, nuttiness, herbal, floral, and light earth. Pretty nice aromas with decent strength and balance. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, apple, pear, nuttiness, herbal, grass, and earthy spiciness. Small amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Good balance of flavors with decent complexity. Fairly robust with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice oktoberfest. Good flavor balance; very crisp and smooth to drink. Enjoyed this quite a bit.

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Frankenmuth Oktoberfest from Frankenmuth Brewery
3.52 out of 5 based on 105 ratings.
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