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Franconia Dunkel - Franconia Brewing Company

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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | 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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Photo of ranger7
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

ranger7, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of kew
4/5  rDev +8.7%

kew, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +8.7%

cdwil, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Jame515
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Jame515, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of MorSlaught
3/5  rDev -18.5%

MorSlaught, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Hayden_Rhea
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Hayden_Rhea, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pilsner.

A: Very dark brown. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles slowly. Thick, persistent, beer ring lacing.

S: Oak chips, dark chocolate, and roasted coffee.

T: Very oaky. A little bit of licorice, hay, and peat.

M: Light, but hearty. Bitter finish that lingers on the palate.

D: Enough character for a savoring experience.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark hue, tight foamy head, and lots of lacing. Nose is oaky, chocolaty, and roasty. Oaky malt with some licorice and grass components. Bitter and earthy. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

bmwats, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of BeerZack
1.5/5  rDev -59.2%

BeerZack, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of cam12
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

cam12, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Sazz9, Aug 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

gtermi, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Michaeldmanley
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Michaeldmanley, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Abe_Froman, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

tubeyes, May 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

tastymug, May 06, 2013
Photo of Jasoncpace
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Jasoncpace, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

BJasny, Dec 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

brewsadedotcom, Dec 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

ChaseTheAce, Dec 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Cjalbers, Oct 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

mkennedy119, Sep 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

jheezee, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of micjah
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had the Franconia dunkel on tap at the local Whole Foods. This is the first Franconia beer that I have tasted and I must admit that I was impressed. It was very smooth with lots of malty sweetness and a nice chocolate flavor that was pleasant and not overpowering. One of the better dunkels that I have had.

micjah, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

dmorgan310, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +8.7%

kjkinsey, Aug 11, 2012
Franconia Dunkel from Franconia Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.