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Frankenmuth Brown Hound Dunkel - Frankenmuth Brewery

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117 Ratings

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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 16.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of 57md
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of ChrisPratz
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Jakers90 for this bottle. Served in a tulip.

Pours a clear brown color with a hint of a reddish hue. Single-finger off-white head with good retention and a bit of visible carbonation. The nose has some faint caramel malt with a slight toffee presence. The flavor is similar with some added sweetness and a short burst of earthy hops toward the finish. Body is medium and a bit syrupy, at least for the style. Pretty good, but a bit too sweet.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of bluHatter
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Coke black slightly translucent. Small brown head. Wet lacing.

S: Raisin, toast, earthy hops

T: Spice, raisins, a bit of cocoa but not overwhelming. Mild for such a heavy looking beer.

M: Dry, nice bubbles, full bodied, lots of tingle.

O: A nice pleasant light dunkel.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from session notes.

A. Dark brownish amber in color with one finger of tan foam that has decent retention time but absolutely no lacing whatsoever for reasons unknown.

S. Mostly toasted bread with a side order of floral hopping aroma.

T. Same as the nose, toasted bread and florals, but also has some faint spice and fruity pear-like flavor garnishes that appear as it warms up somewhat.

M. Body *is* somewhat thin for the style but I am not finding the carbonation levels to be as over-the-top as everybody else seems to be experiencing.

Photo of Knapp85
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a nice brown color, not overly deep in color, still able to see through it. The head was a light brown color. The smell of the beer was lightly roasted with some nice wheat and clove notes. The taste of the beer brings the roasted malts up and finishes with a lightly spiced finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and still pretty light for the style. Overall it's not too bad.

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Shibbykaiyai
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am new to the Dunkel variety (from what I have read, this is a Munich style), as well as to Frankenmuth. A friend brought this to my Super Bowl party, which annoyed me because he usually brings me a nice new IPA or APA I have never tried before.

The brew looks great, a nice brown color. The smell is great as well, not too strong or too weak. The same can be said of the taste, it does not over or underwhelm you.

If I can find more Dunkels like this, I will definitely move this style into my top 5.

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1/5  rDev -72.1%

Photo of EricCioe
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks very much to my sister for sending me out a mixed six of Frankenmuth beers. I hope they're all this good.

This pours dark amber with a pretty eggshell head rising and leaving good lace on the way down. On the nose there is toasted malt, some fruit esters, mostly apple, and a faint floral character. In the mouth the toasted malts lay all over the tongue with the other flavors hanging out on top, some light fruitiness but mostly refined bready notes. The finish is long and very pleasant with the toasted malt hanging around longest.

Overall, this is a nice beer in a style with which I have no familiarity. It seems very refined and would be easy to drink many of these.

Frankenmuth Brown Hound Dunkel from Frankenmuth Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.