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Franconia Dunkel - Franconia Brewing Company

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83
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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MrHungryMonkey on 09-10-2008)
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Reviews by frognot:
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frognot

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +24%

Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a thick foamy off-white head.

Smell: The aroma is a strong chocolate with faint coffee.

Taste: Very malty chocolate with just a wee whiff of coffee.

Mouthfeel: Light and smooth.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Looks and smells like should be heavier but is surprisingly light.

Tried this and a lager after the Franconia Brewery tour.

06-28-2010 23:24:34 | More by frognot
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Tiernan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-18-2013 00:11:34 | More by Tiernan
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Mora2000

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +15%

On tap at the Holy Grail Pub.

The beer pours a dark brownish-red color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of toffee and caramel malts with a little bit of chocolate malt mixed in. The flavor is full of chocolate and darker malts with a little bit of smoke character also coming through. The beer is pretty sweet due to all of the malts. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

07-23-2011 01:24:25 | More by Mora2000
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whoneeds8

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +3.5%

Poured into a pint glass black with a thin off white head.

I was in a bar, so my already weak nose can't give a review of this.

The flavor is very sweet in the front of the palatte that ends in dark malted flavors including chocolate notes.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied, perfect for the style.

09-12-2010 21:58:31 | More by whoneeds8
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valkyre65

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-14-2014 16:35:56 | More by valkyre65
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bdk1417

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

02-15-2014 00:42:41 | More by bdk1417
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jbphoto88

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +14.4%

A deep ruby amber approaching brown. The head is coffee froth colored that seems to last forever and laces everything it touches. A fantastic start.

The smell can best be described as malt, Malt, MALT!! It punches you in the nose with caramel, milk chocolate, fresh crushed grains and coffee. I thought the beer looked good but the nose is even better.

Sweet and heavy grains start this beer party off. Each sip yields a full range of toasted goodness. Caramelized sugars, coffee, chocolate all make up this robust malt profile. A light bitterness approaching metallic is present but never matures to anything distracting. I don't know how much kilned grains they use but it tastes like the bitterness comes from there rather then hops which are just about non-existant.

Thin carbonation adds to an already smooth and milky feeling beer. This beer is full bodied and ready to rumble. Dunkel is borderline chewy and extremely satisfying. At the pub they told me it was seasonal which made me a little misty eyed. I could drink it year round.

04-09-2010 23:42:45 | More by jbphoto88
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Jackp_43

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-22-2014 21:58:50 | More by Jackp_43
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hsus0225

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

09-16-2013 18:12:00 | More by hsus0225
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jheezee

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

08-27-2012 21:37:55 | More by jheezee
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North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -59.1%

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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +9%

11-22-2011 06:20:37 | More by Beertracker
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JDCannon

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

06-16-2014 15:42:01 | More by JDCannon
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

06-04-2012 23:41:20 | More by rwb11
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Sazz9

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-10-2013 15:34:58 | More by Sazz9
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Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-31-2013 04:09:40 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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gtermi

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-03-2013 04:28:01 | More by gtermi
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paigertx

New York

4.22/5  rDev +15%

Stumbled upon this rare find in the highland park area of dallas. Ordered a pint immediately and was very pleased with all aspects of this local brew. Half inch foamy head and dark brown almost a stout in color. Smell was of fresh roasted coffee and molasses which was perfect on a cold day. Taste was great but reminded me of a coffee porter which was fine with me but forces my score down as it is not accurate to the style. Mouthfeel and drinkability were excellent which is why I ordered a second pint with excitement. Highly recommend my first sample from this brewery.

01-04-2011 21:07:49 | More by paigertx
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MorSlaught

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.3%

09-07-2013 03:51:48 | More by MorSlaught
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4/5  rDev +9%

02-05-2014 23:50:27 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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mcdsports

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-07-2014 04:31:43 | More by mcdsports
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Shafaegalo

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-10-2014 23:49:11 | More by Shafaegalo
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +9.8%

After the enjoyable brewery tour, decided to grab a pint at a pub in downtown McKinney. 14 oz pseudo-pint glass brought to my table a dark brown, bordering on black color. Modest, but very creamy and small-bubbled light tan head. Retention is ok and lacing is adequate.

Nose is very chocolaty for a dunkel. Bready yeast and a faint touch of sourness. Mild roast and very fresh smelling.

Chocolate notes carry through to the flavor along with a definite grain sweetness, more so than perhaps any dunkel I have had. Decent amount of roast and the hops are very tame to say the least. Nice and fresh tasting brew, a bit more robust than many of the style. Plenty of flavor, body is certainly not thin...this is solid. There's some good German brews coming out of Franconia, this guy knows what he's doing.

06-21-2010 23:19:44 | More by twiggamortis420
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jkn09

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-23-2014 04:23:51 | More by jkn09
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Franconia Dunkel from Franconia Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.