Franconia Amber | Franconia Brewing Company

BA SCORE
3.59/5
35 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Franconia Brewing Company
Texas, United States
franconiabrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by turbine2475 on 06-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,414
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
35
pDev:
13.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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Photo of MinerBob
3.97/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

As the name implies pours Amber in color with a white head and some lacing. Good malty flavor with no hop bitterness. As smooth as a beer can be easily a session beer.

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Photo of hozersr
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Redrover
2.92/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I had the Franconia Amber on tap at the Gaylord. It was one of 8 local beers they offered in their sports bar.

Served in a pint, the beer is a chill hazed Amber with just a whisper of beige lace.

The beer has a faint aroma of caramel and crackers.

The taste is very earthy which surprised me. It is slightly sweet but I wonder if this beer is old and past it's prime. The earthy taste is very strong and there is a hint of brown sugar in the backend. It is off putting and kept me from finishing the beer. The off tastes were not that dirty tap line funk, so it must have been the beer itself.

The mouth is medium.

I would sample this again to see if my pint was just and old and stale.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of monk2021
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Agriverbear
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Really disappointing amber. I like Franconia beers. This is a 12 oz bottle. Taste is just off

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Photo of sokol_1993
3.87/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had it at the brewery on tap.
Dominantly chocolaty and nutty. Sweet.

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Photo of LizT
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of needMIbeer
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wilfonzo
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of burnerfinger
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

bought this one after visiting the brewery in person a few weeks back:

a no too nice - barely any head at all and no lacing.
dark amber with a hint or reddish color - hi clarity

s sweet toasty maltiness but a tinge of metallic

t NICE on the palate - malty backbone with just a TOUCH of hops way in the back

M - nice low carbonation

d OK for guzzling

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Photo of Scepter
4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Automatic (Wired)

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Photo of mjurney
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Dark amber color, clear. Tons of carbonation streaming. Thick frothy head.

Aroma:
Toasted malts, sweetness, some spicy hops.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Bready, toasted malts, caramel, bread crust. Spicy hops towards the end. Finish is mostly dry. Medium bodied, smooth, semi-crisp, easy drinking.

Overall:
It's a very good beer.

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Photo of a0lbudman
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L-dark clear amber with a tan head
S-sweet malt smell with a light hop aroma
T-malt with a hop bitterness that fades back to a sweet finish
F-medium carbonation with medium to light body
O-had a sweet taste and smell

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Photo of klub24
3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Josievan
4.17/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Loveyourbeer
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of cardinals22
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Jasoncpace
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ranger7
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of aubzachsyd
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Franconia Amber from Franconia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 35 ratings
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