Franconia Amber | Franconia Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
34
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.66%
 
 
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of hozersr
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.19/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Redrover
2.92/5  rDev -20.2%
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 -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of needMIbeer
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deadliest
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of BrewAskew
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out to a very creamy head and long lacing. Color is hazy amber. Aroma is malty, with caramel, toast, and floral hops. Flavor is subtle mix of Munich malt, crystal malt and soft, gentle hop flavor and bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and co2 is moderate. Overall this beer presents itself as a clean malt showcase. It has German lager-like smoothness and less American "attitude" for the style.

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.5%

Photo of FanofHefe
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
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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Photo of mjurney
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of a0lbudman
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of sokol_1993
3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of monk2021
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Franconia Amber from Franconia Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 34 ratings.
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