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Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier - Prost Brewing Company

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34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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:
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)

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-28-2012)
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev -0.2%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into dimpled mug.

Appearance: Rich, dark chestnut with decent, light tan head.

Smell: Cherry and spice mostly, with some light chocolate.

Taste: Very harmonious blend of cherry & other dark fruits, chocolate & other roasted notes, and spicy & floral hops. Perfect balance.

Feel: Smooth medium body with moderate carbonation and a drying finish.

Overall: Wow, this is how a Dunkel should taste. Most I have had are a little boring; this is not at all. This beer would work for almost any occasion.

08-09-2014 02:39:12 | More by bsp77
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RyanStelzner


4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

08-02-2014 20:37:22 | More by RyanStelzner
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rseidlitz

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-31-2014 00:27:56 | More by rseidlitz
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kaltkaelir

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-13-2014 21:32:30 | More by kaltkaelir
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FarmerTed

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-04-2014 00:19:57 | More by FarmerTed
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tylerstravis

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-30-2014 00:22:42 | More by tylerstravis
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SamN

Colorado

3.41/5  rDev -18.8%

Dark color; clear, but getting close to opaque. Not much head, wispy bits lay across the top of the beer. Aroma is slighty nutty, malty, no real distinct hop aromas beyond a slight oily aroma. Some dark fuits in there, dates or figs maybe. Taste is mellow and smoth, bready, sweeter, maybe some more faint dark fruits? Overall, a nice dunkel taste, but not a preferred style of mine for a reason. Tastes always seems a bit blunted and muddled in dunkels. Slightly bigger lager body, got some weight to it.

Not bad for the style, though not a style I particularly am a fan of. Pretty good.

06-27-2014 01:14:10 | More by SamN
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WKrieger

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

06-20-2014 03:37:40 | More by WKrieger
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C_bill

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-12-2014 19:50:46 | More by C_bill
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cdragos

Colorado

5/5  rDev +19%

03-23-2014 02:37:54 | More by cdragos
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afsdan

Colorado

5/5  rDev +19%

03-21-2014 02:26:13 | More by afsdan
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brett_arneson

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-21-2014 23:10:00 | More by brett_arneson
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

02-11-2014 05:03:22 | More by MarkyMOD
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

3.39/5  rDev -19.3%

A- Transparent brown with medium lacing and minimal head. Nut brown look to it.

S- Mild nutty, pretty watered down though for S.

T- Light nuttiness. Very watery. I get some of the Dunkel flavor, but this growler is over a month old, but sealed.

M- Very watery. I am drinking German brews tonight, and this one falls short.

O- Probably way better fresh.

01-25-2014 03:17:57 | More by gueuzedreg
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spoony

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-21-2013 16:13:53 | More by spoony
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

12-11-2013 02:31:04 | More by XmnwildX12
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Snoopybean24

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

11-10-2013 21:14:03 | More by Snoopybean24
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Dmart1223

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.8%

10-23-2013 20:01:01 | More by Dmart1223
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

10-21-2013 05:25:50 | More by ygtbsm94
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-07-2013 00:06:15 | More by famous_mortimur
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

09-26-2013 00:30:24 | More by qcbrewer
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stampfler07

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-28-2013 02:04:54 | More by stampfler07
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mkrass

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-14-2013 22:26:31 | More by mkrass
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Rayek

Colorado

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-09-2013 01:29:43 | More by Rayek
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

02-07-2013 19:01:54 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier from Prost Brewing Company
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