Franconia Amber - Franconia Brewing Company

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Franconia Amber
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83
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21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: turbine2475 on 06-08-2008

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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 5
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Photo of EagleTalon
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out to a very creamy head and long lacing. Color is hazy amber. Aroma is malty, with caramel, toast, and floral hops. Flavor is subtle mix of Munich malt, crystal malt and soft, gentle hop flavor and bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and co2 is moderate. Overall this beer presents itself as a clean malt showcase. It has German lager-like smoothness and less American "attitude" for the style.

Photo of a0lbudman
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L-dark clear amber with a tan head
S-sweet malt smell with a light hop aroma
T-malt with a hop bitterness that fades back to a sweet finish
F-medium carbonation with medium to light body
O-had a sweet taste and smell

Photo of turbine2475
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Pours a reddish/caramel with little to no head from a bartender doing me a "favor"
S-Roasted malts and sweets hops....not much else.
T-Caramel, roasted grains, and some toffee.
M-Thin and low carbonation, I think the keg is getting old, or no one knows how decent a brew this is right now.
D-Not a bad beer that I found in a country-ass bar in BFE. Would like to try it fresh at the brewery and re-review!

Photo of mjurney
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Dark amber color, clear. Tons of carbonation streaming. Thick frothy head.

Aroma:
Toasted malts, sweetness, some spicy hops.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Bready, toasted malts, caramel, bread crust. Spicy hops towards the end. Finish is mostly dry. Medium bodied, smooth, semi-crisp, easy drinking.

Overall:
It's a very good beer.

Photo of FanofHefe
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a pint glass at the Pyramid Bar at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. Just reported an update that this one must not be retired. Slightly hazy medium brown body with a one-finger tan head. Only a touch of lacing.

Light aroma of toasted malt and lager yeast. Not much else.

The flavor is really OK for an amber, but not over the top. The aforementioned toasted malt comes through, but there is also a hint of cocoa and a bit of molasses. Otherwise, very lager-like.

Light mouthfeel that is very drinkable. Better than I expected.

Franconia Amber from Franconia Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.