Franconia Dunkel | Franconia Brewing Company

Franconia DunkelFranconia Dunkel
BA SCORE
53%
Liked This Beer
3.63 w/ 151 ratings
Franconia DunkelFranconia Dunkel
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MrHungryMonkey on 09-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,698
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
151
Liked:
80
Avg:
3.63/5
pDev:
15.43%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
58
Trade:
1
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Prefer schwartzbier. But still good.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thebee
2.36/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ruzzal
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nbaker290
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
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 -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Samputnam14
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sokol_1993
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
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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3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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1.26/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

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

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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Patrickt22
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.02/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of DefenCorps
3.99/5  rDev +9.9%
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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Photo of acurtis
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of venetian555
3.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Jet black pour, tons of white foam which dissipates rather quickly with no retention. Great roasted malt and chocolate flavor and matching aroma. This beer would receive a much higher rating from me if it didn't have a very unpleasant aftertaste. I believe it is due to oxidation.

I received this as part of a beef of the month club and the initial shipment was undrinkable. The club promptly replaced the beers and blamed the issue on the beers being jostled during shipment, however there was still an over abundance of foam in the second batch. Great initial flavored but ruined by sloppy execution.

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2.52/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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

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3.62/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kips
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Franconia Dunkel from Franconia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 53% out of 100 with 151 ratings
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