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Frankenmuth German Style Pilsener

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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This German-style Pilsener is a super-premium lager with a brilliant gold color and the dry finish and aroma of hops. A time-honored German style pilsener, this definitive golden lager is made following the traditional German purity law: using only malted barley, water, German hops and German lager yeast. A great beer with a floral aroma, a hint of spices & a dry finish. ABV 5.25% IBU 26. Pairs well with lighter foods: chicken, salads, salmon & bratwurst


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (4265) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
pours slightly hazy bright and very pale yellow with a small white cap, some retention and lacing. pils, but also sweetish grains - fresh though, bitter herbs, lemon, pepper, white grape juice, booze and a touch of caramel (!), some candied lemons, lots of minerals, onions. moderately low carbonation - slightly lacking, light body - oily, semi-sweet and slightly bland floral-grassy-herbal finish. decent pils anyhow.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jagad5 (66) - - MAY 18, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a pilsener glass. Beautiful straw yellow with about 2 fingers of head that quickly disappeared. Taste is typical American pilsener, not even close to a traditional German pilsener.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwoodward (566) - - APR 14, 2014
Had a pint on tap at Bar Louie. Very solid, refreshing with a slightly hoppy backbone.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (1658) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle: Translucent, golden-yellow with a bright, white, bubbly head that quickly turns into a thin film. Aroma was weak; faint grains, biscuit, a hint of lemon zest, & a touch of spicy Noble hops. Earthy, but light. Taste included more light pilsner malt, just a hint of sweetness, reminders of bread, steel, & a touch of dirty, dry, earthy hops. Finishing bitter bite, clean with lasting metallic & yeast notes... Mildly astringent. Pretty drab & boring overall, even for a pilsner. Not awful but not executed very well.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpongeRuiner (692) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bought at Trader Joe’s. Very bland, nothing special at all here. Not sure what I was expecting going in though.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2013
On tap at the Frankenmuth Brew Pub. Poured a yellow color with a small sized head. Grassy and spicy. Some sweetness in the tastes.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnyoski (432) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Light yellow pour with a trace of a white head. Grassy aroma with a hint of spices. Pretty bland tasting with only a hint of bitterness in the finish. Watery texture with average carbonation. A slight step above the macro pilseners.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
superspak (2543) - Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2013
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 9/4/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass; with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, floral, grass, cracker, bread, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and yeast esters with a fair amount of hops; and solid strength. Taste of cracker, bread, floral, pear, apple, pepper, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of cracker, bread, light fruits, floral, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a bit. Good balance of malt and hop flavors; with light ester fruitiness and a slight astringent tang on the finish, but it isn’t too bad. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid pilsener style. Good balance of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. An enjoyable offering.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bowlnman1990 (84) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
This tastes like beer. That’s it’s best description. Its good but not spectacular. Could drink it as a ssession beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
bottle. golden with small head. mild pilsner, a bit of a strange flavor. lacking any bite. on the boring side.


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