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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Großer Kurfürst – Named after one of the German Battleships that scuttled along with the rest of the German Fleet at Scapa Flow in 1918. A Munster-Style Dunkel dark brown in color with a strong malt aroma. Crisp but full bodied, it finishes with a hint of baker’s chocolate. 22 IBU 5.8% a.b.v.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Munster, IN). Pours a very dark brown with dark brown ruby bottom, that light gets through somewhat. A decent offwhite head that dies to a decent layer, laces well. Aromas are a decent caramel and biscuity malt, not outwardly sweet but inviting, with a faint spice, a touch of vanilla, toffee, bready malts. Initial is a decent sweetness, caramel, bread, toffee and biscuits, but too sweet, instead opting for an earthy bitterness to help balance in the finish. A bit of vanilla, more caramel and toffee, faint spice, very drinkable, with a medium body (staying away from a syrupy beer). This beer is very sessionable, staying away from FFF’s motto of hopping things to death. A light earthy bitterness in the finish, very easy drinker. Cheers

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
On tap at Three Floyds. Pours clear brown with a medium tan head. Malty and nutty aroma with caramel and subtle bitter hop notes. Caramel malt flavor with a hint of chocolate and some bitter hops to dry it out on the back end. Pretty solid for a style I don’t usually seek out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2009
StLHops tasting. My favorite of the beers tasted. This one was pleasant and unassuming. Lots of malt based aroma with cooked brown sugar. It is a medium brown color. Flavor is oatmeal cookies throughout. Throw in some fruit. A late hop taste is tart citrus. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Draft at Three Floyds. Pours a quite dark brown with light tan head. Nose is quite roasty, some cocoa sneaks through. On taste, it is pretty clean, full bodied, though it has a roasty note that feels out of place for the style. Still, a quite clean beer that drinks easily with plenty of melanoidins, though the roast does detract, im. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Tap at 3f... Pours a dark caramel cola brown with a creamy off-white head ... aroma of bready roasted malt with a hint of chocolate...Flavors are very consistent with more of a caramel and chocolate malt presence. Really nice creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3108) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Bizzam. Dark brown pour with small tan head. Malty aroma qith bread, caramel, roast. Roasty flavor, lightly bitter and very dry. Crazy hops are notably missing. It seems like 3F wanted to make a legit dunkel. Looks like they did a pretty great job.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Draft at Brixie’s. $4.50. Deep brown in a shaker glass. After several minutes during which I was doing something else or other, it still shows a small layer of foam. Smell is a bit nondescript, offering little clue to the beer itself. The taste, though, shows it to be a hearty, fresh dunkel, but minus the yeast bite of fresh craft lager. well, now I get a little yeast smell after all. Dark malt abounding fer sher; fewer hops than usually found in a Floyds beer. In this case, the beer is a straight shot at the definition of a dunkel lager style.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, and a little roast. Decent flavor, just a touch of chocolate. It was okay, I thought it was a little thin though.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2009
chewy aroma of caramel, taffy and chocolate. flavor is very well balanced, despite ultra sweet caramel malt a sizzling hop element comes to light late in the taste. complex aroma also contains nuts and subtle banana. a rare example of a classy FFF beer that isnt just a guilty pleasure for its out of whack hopping.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2009 On tap at Three Floyds, served in a .5L dimpled mug. Clear, dark brown pour with a one-finger thick head of tight tan foam that slowly settled, leaving some nice lacing behind. The aroma was mild cocoa and bittersweet chocolate. The flavor upped the ante just a bit with some stronger chocolate and cocoa notes, a touch of roast, and a hint of dark fruit skins at the finish. Tasty and clean. Medium-bodied with some cleansing carbonation. The finish was somewhat abrupt, but this makes the beer superiorly sessionable. No palate fatigue, just rich, flavorful beer. This may be their best lager to date. Can’t wait for the new batch of Ham on Rye. Nicely done!


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