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:
#33,351
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
35
pDev:
13.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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

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

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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

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 turbine2475
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Pours a reddish/caramel with little to no head from a bartender doing me a "favor"
S-Roasted malts and sweets hops....not much else.
T-Caramel, roasted grains, and some toffee.
M-Thin and low carbonation, I think the keg is getting old, or no one knows how decent a brew this is right now.
D-Not a bad beer that I found in a country-ass bar in BFE. Would like to try it fresh at the brewery and re-review!

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

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

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

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

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

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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 FanofHefe
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a pint glass at the Pyramid Bar at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. Just reported an update that this one must not be retired. Slightly hazy medium brown body with a one-finger tan head. Only a touch of lacing.

Light aroma of toasted malt and lager yeast. Not much else.

The flavor is really OK for an amber, but not over the top. The aforementioned toasted malt comes through, but there is also a hint of cocoa and a bit of molasses. Otherwise, very lager-like.

Light mouthfeel that is very drinkable. Better than I expected.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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