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Altfränkisches Bauernbier Dunkel | Held Bräu

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Altfränkisches Bauernbier DunkelAltfränkisches Bauernbier Dunkel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Held Bräu
Germany

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 12-28-2010

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by shwami:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Photo of rpopescu
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JCBears
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appearance: Rich almost black with light amber on the edges. No head to speak of.

smell: Slight hint of liquorice. Earthy notes. Not a bad smell. But skunky but that could be me

taste: Bit sour but not what I would call citron smell. Has some sweet edges but not bad.

mouthfeel: Somewhat weak and watery but not too bad

overall: A decent brew that I would drink if offered and possibly recommend a buy.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark ruby amber (hence: "dunkel" or "dark") with a nice tan head. Rich, malty flavor. This is what you expect when you order a dunkel in Franken. Easy to drink.

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Photo of herrburgess
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of stcules
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown color, ruby edges. Dark beige foam, a lot, and beautiful.
Malt in the smell, with a touch of light toasted caramel. Some back grassy hop.
Caramel in the taste, but more than that, toasted and dusty, with a good green hop in the back.
Harmonious aftertaste, with a good balance of the same notes, without being too strong on the caramel.
Definitely pleasant.

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Photo of dgilks
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleigator
4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Held bräu Bauernbier

Pours a vibrant hazelnut brown color, with ember hints in it, and a stable, small beige head.

Smells of a lactic sweetness, adding to toffee and earth. This foundation gets coated up by whole grain bread and a note of wet wood bark, building the bridge to the beers subtle tartness.

Has a smooth mouthfeel to it, resulting from its rich, soothing maltiness and well integrated, medium carbonation.

Tastes of earth, campfire, some roast and a nice, earthy maltiness. Its sour quality blends perfectly into this rustic foundation, adding a new twist to the taste, supported by a coppery carbonation. After processing this tart flavor, malts tend to get sweeter, due to glazed caramel, still easily balanced by grainy bread. In the finish, a short smoke appearance enriches the body, introducing an utmost clean ending, featuring a soft, herbal dryness, including hazelnut shell and warm earth.

I couldn't wish for more as it comes to this style. While the beer drinks perfectly easy with a smooth, refreshing mouthfeel to it, its malt backbone is truly ingenious. This is due to earth and lactose, perfectly complimenting the beers strengh.

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Altfränkisches Bauernbier Dunkel from Held Bräu
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