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Frankenmuth Brown Hound Dunkel - Frankenmuth Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Munich Style Dunkel Lager

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-15-2004)
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bootsdomino

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -72.3%

01-25-2012 04:00:13 | More by bootsdomino
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -58.4%

07-21-2013 14:36:01 | More by mwbrady12
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Bung

Michigan

2.4/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. From notes back in September.
Amber/brown pour, solid finger of white bubbles.

Aroma, Leathery, malty. Fainter chocolate, caramel, a little mustiness?

Taste, started tart, tea and leather. Cherry, some sour, hmmm.

Lighter bodied. Quite over carbonated as well. Chalking this one up to a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 01:45:43 | More by Bung
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civilizedpsycho

Michigan

2.45/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: The color was a somewhat deep brown color, but there seemed to be some light amber hues; this was unexpected. It had a small head, but still looked appetizing.

Smell: The smell reminded me of a typical Adjunct Lager. It had some mild hints of malt and hops, but it seemed watered down. Somewhat bland.

Taste: The hops are a bit more noticeable when the beer is tasted, but it still seemed like it was cut with something. It was smooth, but plain.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thin. I was expecting a little more here.

Drinkability: As the pint wore on, it seemed to get worse and worse. Having one is okay, but I don't think I would get it again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2009 17:33:11 | More by civilizedpsycho
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

2.69/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint glass.

A - Nice cap of light tan head. Dark brown with great clarity when held to light. No lacing.

S - Nice malty profile. I get caramel, honey and nutty tones. Nothing over the top like roasted or dark chocolate smells. Has a little bit of a cider-like aroma in there too.

T - Malty with gentle caramel again. It has a little bit of some green apple character. Has a little bit of bitterness that balances out the little bit of sweetness it has.

M - Medium to medium-full bodied, medium carbonation, Semi-sweet.

O - Smelled like a solid dunkel with its malt emphasis without exceeding extreme dark grains but had a little twang underneath it all. The taste had an even bigger apple-like quality and also a more boring malt take. Good feel and good appearance.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 01:05:57 | More by Jparker37
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paulhargus

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

06-17-2012 19:18:03 | More by paulhargus
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

05-07-2014 22:50:56 | More by Durandal_777
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The_Blodge

Ohio

2.83/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Detroit Tigers Old English "D" mug from a bottle.

A: Very dark amber. Beer is very clear with frothy head that quickly dissipates.

S: Malted grain. Bread and toast with traces of alcohol. Almost a gingerbread cookie smell underneath it all.

T: Bitterness comes quickly before the malt sweetness really gets to the tongue. Pleasant malty finish, just bitter. Straw and grassy.

M: Thinner bodied than I was expecting. Clean beer with mild carbonation leaving a creamy texture on the tongue.

O: A good beer, just not what I was expecting. I was hoping for a bit more malt character to shine through. More bitterness and less body than I would have liked. Not a bad beer, just not a great one.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 03:17:15 | More by The_Blodge
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divineaudio

Michigan

2.85/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. no freshness date to be found.

a - pours a deep mahogany and forms a finger of tan head that dissipates quick. for the remainder i get a thin film and a few spots of lacing.

s - toasted pumpernickel, raisin and notes of spice.

t - my first thought is that this tastes kind of flat. not carbonation wise, more like there is no depth to the flavor profile. i get some toasted bread with a slight bitterness and a dry finish.

m - thin for the style with too much carbonation.

o - not a bad beer, but seems to be missing a few key style elements. mainly the depth of flavor, body and smoothness. i hope the other frankenmuth beers have more to offer than this.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 00:38:04 | More by divineaudio
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redmosquito

Michigan

2.9/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of a sampler at the brewery. This is another beer I remember from before the big storm. Clear reddish brown with a thin off white head. Very little aroma at all, mild malt and faint yeast. The flavor is a little lackluster, slightly malty, not really roasted, and then a yeasty aftertaste. The body is okay. This was a bit of a disappointment, but it still is a nice beer to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2004 23:26:16 | More by redmosquito
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iemailjack

Florida

3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-07-2012 00:57:37 | More by iemailjack
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SpartanHistory2013

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-18-2012 22:58:37 | More by SpartanHistory2013
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Gryphon69

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.9%

09-22-2013 03:05:04 | More by Gryphon69
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MacStinson

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-22-2011 23:55:22 | More by MacStinson
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michaelfcasey

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-01-2013 15:07:52 | More by michaelfcasey
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NicholasOfMKE

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-17-2014 05:26:41 | More by NicholasOfMKE
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jbierling

Michigan

3/5  rDev -16.9%

04-20-2014 17:01:09 | More by jbierling
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david131

California

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- A slightly hazy deep ruby/ mahogany liquid with an almost nonexistent off-white head.

S- Robust toasted grains and some earth. Simple and to the point.

T- Toasted grain, caramel, and a touch of coffee. Clean and simple.

M- Just enough carbonation to lighten things up. A very clean finish.

D- Not particularly interesting, but drinks fine enough.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 03:15:28 | More by david131
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to n8dietz for the Michigan brew hook-up.

Toaste ruby and caramel in color and a nice medium khaki head and foam. Good lacing after each sip and great foam retention. Nice bubbling too.

Tart toasted malt with a little roast in the aroma. Crisp tart fruity nose as well. Not doing it for me style wise.

Taste is equally tart as the aroma. Ripe green apple yeast mixed with toasted and very litle roasted malt. Apple start, faint biscuit middle with just a touch of roasted bread crust. The tartness is the dominating flavor and feel throughout the whole beer. Not bad, but not a dunkel I will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2011 18:02:42 | More by scruffwhor
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Lillenk

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Grill One Eleven.

Appearance was a hazy medium brown color with a really nice white head.

Smell was sort of confusing to me. Lots of different smells all sort of covering up the other.

Taste was pretty average. Some hops and quite a bit of malt but almost had a watered down taste to it.

Mouthfeel was nice and light and you could easily drink quite a few if you really enjoyed the flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2011 21:14:29 | More by Lillenk
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

3.19/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a very clear ruby with a finger and a half of white head. Left no lacing.

S - Sweet cherry and slightly toasted malt. Caramel malt slightly comes through as well.

T - Sweet cherry and caramel malt up front, followed by lightly toasted malt and grape.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, it was alright. A bit lacking in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 04:47:03 | More by SometimesIfart
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SeriousALEment

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10%

12-29-2013 03:32:54 | More by SeriousALEment
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-21-2012 16:58:36 | More by Zaphog
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-30-2014 15:52:38 | More by Latarnik
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JMurphy41

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

11-29-2013 08:35:09 | More by JMurphy41
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Frankenmuth Brown Hound Dunkel from Frankenmuth Brewery
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