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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: 8 | 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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Dyerseve

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-10-2013 17:21:27 | More by Dyerseve
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.65/5  rDev +1.1%

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a nice head, but it fizzles away pretty quickly. There's no lacing.

Smell: About what you'd expect from the smell of a malt-forward beer... extremely malty, with some slight spice. A generic kind of comment, but that's really what it smells like.

Taste: It's pleasant, but I wasn't expecting it to be so much like a lager. Being a lager, it's extremely drinkable, but it' has a somewhat watery consistency, and it's lacking big, bold flavor. It's a tasty beer, and a dunkel that could actually be very refreshing on a hot summer day, if you're craving a dark beer that isn't too heavy. In that instance, this would be an excellent beer. For its style, it's actually very quite good. As a whole though, it's nothing too special. It is probably the most drinkable dark lager beer that I've ever had though, so that counts for something.

01-18-2013 17:21:14 | More by Alextricity
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

2.69/5  rDev -25.5%

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.

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-18-2012 04:04:33 | More by kattmunkel
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The_Blodge

Ohio

2.83/5  rDev -21.6%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +17.2%

Bought a variety pack at Wegmans in Collegeville PA.

Poured into a beer mug. Minimal head, maybe 2 inches off white, small lacing.

Scents of breadiness and molasses, maybe slight cherry.

Great balanced Dunkel, I am highly impressed with the flavor variety, caramel, toasted breads, herbs and little dryness to balance the flavor.

Medium mouthfeel and no evident alcohol taste.

As the first of the variety pack I've had, I am liking this, it's something I would definitely drink again.

11-30-2012 01:59:15 | More by GiantMidget
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d5001986

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-26-2012 22:40:41 | More by d5001986
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-26-2012 00:33:35 | More by doucmehu
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 2/5/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, light roast, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt and moderate hop/yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, light roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice dunkel lager style. Well balanced dark/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors with good robustness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

11-20-2012 05:26:54 | More by superspak
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gotweid

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +8%

Had this on tap at the Frankenmuth Brewery. Wasn't able to watch them pour it, but it arrived with a small, one finger head. Dark brown/mahogany and somewhat cloudy in appearance. Had a malty, cooked grain aroma. Somewhat sweet tasting with a rich maltiness and light on hops. Smooth and full bodied but not heavy. Refreshing Dunkel.

11-07-2012 23:20:31 | More by gotweid
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-25-2012 19:41:28 | More by tpauer
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AmitC

New York

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%

A very decent munich style dunkel lager. Like the aroma and the taste.

Pours very clear, translucent, ruby brown colored with at least one finger thick head. The head dissipates rather quickly. Just enough carbonation.

Smells a lot of caramel, toffee and roasted malt. A bit on the lines of porter. Very strong and likable.

Taste is very much the nose. More of roasted malts upfront that end with some noble hops which are not very discernible. Not at all sweet, neither bitter. Good mix and complexity. Taste and smell very much stay with you for a while. This is a quality i like to have in a beer.

Mouth feel is medium bodied.

Overall very drinkable beer. As they say liquid bread. It very much fits the bill.

10-16-2012 00:55:32 | More by AmitC
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

10-01-2012 00:23:59 | More by t0rin0
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wiscokid920

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%

12 oz poured into pint glass

A- Dark and translucent. One finger foamy tan head with excellent retention.

S- Faint caramel and dark bread malt aromas with some toffee notes.

T- Follows the nose nicely. Very complex…starts out toasty, dives into a sweet malty flavor, and rounds out with a nice mild hoppy bitter.

M- Very smooth and malty with light carbonation.

O- Very nice dunkel. I love the complexity of this offering. Everything balances out nicely. Will get again!

09-28-2012 01:30:28 | More by wiscokid920
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crash8per

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

08-19-2012 15:08:54 | More by crash8per
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KaisersDaughter


4/5  rDev +10.8%

08-11-2012 20:03:09 | More by KaisersDaughter
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10%

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


4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

07-14-2012 22:36:21 | More by BlakeDannen
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%

Appearance is a transparent brown with an orange hue. There is a thin layer of head, but that s all. The nose is distinctly bready. Malt and rye bread are the flavor focus and this offering finishes nicely bitter. All-in-all, a nice dunkel, but a bit thin for my taste.

07-12-2012 04:31:28 | More by 57md
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-07-2012 19:21:46 | More by Dapperticus
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DruC4

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-18-2012 20:58:52 | More by DruC4
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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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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%

A: Nice deep brown coloring with a fingers worth of head that dissipates to a nice veil of lace across the top that sticks around on the side all the way down.

S: Some nice toasted malts with a hint of bread that lead into a very nice sweetness, with some dark fruit flavors coming thru. Very enjoyable.

T: Interesting combination of flavors. Some light sweetness coming thru and those dark fruit flavors are there but not overly sweet. Leads way to toasted malt flavors, burnt sugar and some very mild spicing at the end that became a bit more pronounced as the brew warmed.

M: Light carbonation works well with the fruit flavors (and lack of excess sweetness).

O: Nice combination of flavors that work well, especially with the lack of sweetness with the fruit. They balance well with the toasted malt flavors and spicyness at the end. Would def try this again.

06-15-2012 05:00:29 | More by ChrisPratz
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-03-2012 23:26:50 | More by rydev24
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Extrajoker00

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-30-2012 03:08:53 | More by Extrajoker00
Frankenmuth Brown Hound Dunkel from Frankenmuth Brewery
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