Franconia Dunkel | Franconia Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MrHungryMonkey on 09-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,948
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
159
pDev:
15.11%
 
 
Wants:
7
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62
Trade:
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Ratings: 159 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of Navin-Johnson
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Nabbed a bottle at a Total Wine & More in Austin, TX for $1.79 USD.

"Dunkel beer."

Medium-bodied and supple, emphasizing subtle coffee-like flavour, caramel, malted milk balls, brown bread/bready malts, and chocolate malt. I get a scintilla of cherry towards the finish. I'm not finding any Noble hop flavours or aromatics; some subtle herbal flavour or grassiness would be quite welcome but it's absent.

True to style with plenty of nuance. It's quite filling for its low ABV and drinks more like a bock strength German beer. Rather heavy for the intended style, but still drinkable albeit something of a meal in a glass.

C+ (3.13) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of Luckydog91
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andywms
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly sweet dark lager. Nice job Franconia.

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Photo of Maddcheff
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour is a chocolate brown, tan head. Aromas are all malt, toffee and caramel, and a spicy yeast note.

Taste has the toffee and caramel, and a spicy, funky yeast that is really nice. Glad I tried this.

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Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Prefer schwartzbier. But still good.

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Photo of mattyrubes
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebee
2.36/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ruzzal
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nbaker290
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: 12 oz bottle into a Weizen glass. It pours a dark brown-amber color with a fairly dense tan-brown head that quickly dissipates. Pretty true to a Dunkel Lager.
Smell: smells malty and a bit nutty maybe.
Taste: tastes somewhat heavy, very rich toasty up front and a little sweetness, immediately followed by a small amount of bitterness from hops but not too much. Good balance, not bad. The taste stays in your mouth and is somewhat coffee-like, I do not care much for the after taste.
Feel: feels medium bodied for a Dunkel Lager. Good amount of carbonation on the tongue.
Overall: not the best Dunkel Lager I've ever had due to the aftertaste, but by far not the worst. It is a good representation of a Dunkel Lager, I just don't care for the funny roasted coffee aftertaste.

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Photo of Hoganlaw
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samputnam14
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sokol_1993
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 11.2 fl oz bottle into a Franconia glass purchased at the brewery during a tour. Quite thirst quenching for a hot summer day.
Look: dark brown, with a small head/lacing. Very lively, with a lot of bubbling.
Smell: chocolaty and malty.
Taste: very malty and nutty, with some chocolaty taste. Some bitterness from the roasted malt, little presence of hop.
Feel: light-medium body.

A good beer, and would surely suggest it.

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Photo of LifeByTheDrop
3.23/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MaddoJay
1.26/5  rDev -65.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of needMIbeer
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismo
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Patrickt22
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsuacad
2.02/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DefenCorps
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A delightful Dunkel. Very dark brown with a dense head that falls off leaving no lacing, this looks decent. The nose is excellent. Rich and deep with dark wheat bread, a nice rich and malty dark grain character along with coffee and cocoa. The palate opens full yet light with dark caramel, dark wheat bread, a lovely me melanoidin malt character, a touch of hops right before a long, roasty finish with cocoa and coffee. Very clean. Lovely.

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Franconia Dunkel from Franconia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 159 ratings