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Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier - Prost Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 11
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Prost Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-28-2012

This is a dark amber lager made in the world famous brewing area around Bamberg, Germany. They are characterized by their smooth malty flavor. The Franconian version differs from the dark lagers of Bavaria by being slightly stronger and drier. Dunkels have a distinctive malty flavor that comes from a special brewing technique called decoction mashing. We are reviving the Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier from the Hümmer Brauerei in Breitengüßbach, the brewery whose brewhouse now resides in Denver, Colorado at Prost Brewing. (ABV 5.2% 25 IBU'S)
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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 14
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4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dimitri
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
3.05/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Smells good, little flat on the tste

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CO-Bloom
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of will4738
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerlover
2.4/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I was hoping for more with this one. Beer has a nice medium brown color, but an extremely thin head. The aroma smells like something that reminds me of rotten tomatoes... With a slight pilsner yeast smell. The flavor is good considering the rest of the core characteristics. I would really like to try this one again fresh. Just realized the freshness date on the bottle, expired 10-15 of 2014. The carbonation should be less though considering it's out of date and for me the carbonation was a bit too high.

Photo of ZAP
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a very enjoyable dunkel. Very clean drinking with a pronounced sweetish maltiness. Big Bready flavor with lighter, more subtle notes of nuts, caramel, and raisins. Delicious. Big bready aroma...this is really impressive. First glass went down way too quick. I'll be buying this one again.

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4.77/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.56/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle label data: ENJOY BY: 12/05/14

The pour produced a dark copper hued body with a thick, creamy head. Warm, malty aroma. The taste starts with a mild sourness and fruitiness and then builds with a more roasted malt character; nice hop bitterness develops midway and lingers at the finish; some quiet chocolate flavors at the finish, too. Medium body; smooth; mostly dry finish.

A respectable dark lager. The flavors span the spectrum from mild, fruit-like esters to a decent nutty malt character and all wrapped up with a well-balanced hop bitterness. Not quite as robust as some other German dark lagers, but quite drinkable and enjoyable.

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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.68/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of indy351
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of dads_basement
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of k47k
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of LuckyJohn
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of MattyG85
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Label says enjoy by 10/16/14.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish amber with a lot of rising bubbles. About one finger of off white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A toasty and nutty malt forward aroma with hints of chocolate and caramel. Toasted barley malt with hints of biscuit, chocolate, caramel, toffee, grains, nuts, toasted bread, and yeast. Sweet hints of brown sugar. Subtle presence of dark fruit with hints of fig and dates. Also some hints of cinnamon spice. Hops are very light. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely toasty, nutty, and dark malt driven taste with notes of caramel and chocolate. Upfront toasted malt with bready notes of biscuit, toasted bread, chocolate, caramel, toffee, nuts, grains, and yeast. Subtle undertones of dark fruit with some light notes of dates and fig. Sweet notes of brown sugar. Light note of cinnamon spice. Not much for hops. A pretty nice malty taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and very smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A solid take on a German Dunkel. Nice toasty malt flavor with some subtle dark fruit.

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Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier from Prost Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.