ccex (907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I found this, my introduction to Frankenmuth Brewery, on a recent road trip to Detroit. Pours a dark copper/brown with a small off-white head. Smells of roasted malts and almonds. Aroma isn’t too complex: mostly nutty and a bit chalky Taste is on the bitter side without much of a finish. I’m glad to have tried this above average beer, but won’t drive back to Michigan for more.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear copper with a thin brown head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, toasted malt and light nuttiness. Taste is sour and malty with light nuts, light chocolate and a dry chalky finish. Just another bland lager.
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle in Detroit. Clear, copper appearance with an ivory head. Toasty, burnt bacon, mild smoky, toffee, caramel aroma. Kind of weird aroma. Summer sausage, mildly smoky, caramel flavor. Drinkable but weird.
Strykzone (4826) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. This pours a dark brown and is opaque. A nice tan head does not last long. A malt based nose also has hops and yeast. This is sour and not a great offering.
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: This is the first craft "twist off" I’ve had in quite awhile. The aroma is toasty along with some chocolate and nuts. It pours a transparent copper when held to the light with a two finger khaki head that fades fairly quickly to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light chocolate and caramel. The finish has light toastiness and a touch of nuts. Light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid Dunkel, but not as good as the times I’ve had it on tap.
shrubber85 (7341) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown sugar and chocolate malt aroma. Dark orange-brown color with large head. Tangy brown sugar malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Good - different from the average dunkel.
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery, Frankenmuth. Deep red-orange body, thin off-white head. Light toasty nose. Dry body, toasty and acidic, with dark chocolate, toast, and leafy hops. Thin-bodied and simple.
wmubronco1992 (605) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours a cloudy dark brown. Small off white head. Some bottom sediment. Mild nutty aroma. Malty, but not sweet for me. Got some bitterness in the taste and some more in the lingering mouthfeel. OK beer but nothing stands out for me.
milewide (1473) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet malt flavor and aroma. No hops. Medium head and body. Alcohol was not evident.
flatmatt (1080) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a small off-white head. Toasty and toffee aroma with some spice, with a strong mineral aroma coming on as well. Flavor is quite earthy, with iron, spiciness, toastiness, and toffee. Fairly nice.