Franconia Dunkel - Franconia Brewing Company

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84
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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | 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:
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(Beer added by: MrHungryMonkey on 09-10-2008)
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Reviews by ranger7:
Photo of ranger7
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bought in a pick 6 from Central Market.
Poured from the bottle into a mug.
(Review from notes)

A - Dark brown, almost black. Thick and dark - holding it up to the light, I can just barely see through. Thin head.

S - Roasty smell, some chocolate.

T - Typical Dunkel; dark and roasty - hint of chocolate.

M - Thin and light, little carbonation. A roasted chocolate aftertaste. Easy to drink.

Summary - Was looking forward to this brew, since the brewery is in TX and I'm always looking for good local stuff. Unfortunately, this one's not real memorable. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just average. I wouldn't turn one down if someone offered. Warsteiner and Spaten make better Dunkels.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Emoss9371
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of whoneeds8
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of bdk1417
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of jbphoto88
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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1.5/5  rDev -59.6%

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4.08/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of paigertx
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Franconia Dunkel from Franconia Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.