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Frankenmuth Brown Hound Dunkel - Frankenmuth Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

112 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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1/5  rDev -72.1%

bootsdomino, Jan 25, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -58.1%

mwbrady12, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Bung
2.4/5  rDev -33%
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.

Bung, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of civilizedpsycho
2.45/5  rDev -31.6%
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.

civilizedpsycho, Nov 04, 2009
Photo of Jparker37
2.69/5  rDev -24.9%
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.

Jparker37, Jan 16, 2013
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2.7/5  rDev -24.6%

ygtbsm94, Sep 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

paulhargus, Jun 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Durandal_777, May 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

clager, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of The_Blodge
2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

The_Blodge, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of divineaudio
2.85/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

divineaudio, Aug 07, 2011
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2.88/5  rDev -19.6%

Kenb72, Saturday at 01:03 PM
Photo of redmosquito
2.9/5  rDev -19%
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.

redmosquito, Nov 15, 2004
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

iemailjack, Apr 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

SpartanHistory2013, Mar 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

stortore, Sep 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Gryphon69, Sep 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

bostonryan, Sep 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

MacStinson, Nov 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

michaelfcasey, Dec 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

NicholasOfMKE, Feb 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

jbierling, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of david131
3.08/5  rDev -14%
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.

david131, Feb 04, 2011
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3.08/5  rDev -14%
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.

scruffwhor, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of Lillenk
3.15/5  rDev -12%
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.

Lillenk, Mar 28, 2011
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Frankenmuth Brown Hound Dunkel from Frankenmuth Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.