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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MrHungryMonkey on 09-10-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
150
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
15.41%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
56
For Trade:
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Holy Grail Pub.

The beer pours a dark brownish-red color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of toffee and caramel malts with a little bit of chocolate malt mixed in. The flavor is full of chocolate and darker malts with a little bit of smoke character also coming through. The beer is pretty sweet due to all of the malts. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of whoneeds8
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass black with a thin off white head.

I was in a bar, so my already weak nose can't give a review of this.

The flavor is very sweet in the front of the palatte that ends in dark malted flavors including chocolate notes.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied, perfect for the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
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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4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A deep ruby amber approaching brown. The head is coffee froth colored that seems to last forever and laces everything it touches. A fantastic start.

The smell can best be described as malt, Malt, MALT!! It punches you in the nose with caramel, milk chocolate, fresh crushed grains and coffee. I thought the beer looked good but the nose is even better.

Sweet and heavy grains start this beer party off. Each sip yields a full range of toasted goodness. Caramelized sugars, coffee, chocolate all make up this robust malt profile. A light bitterness approaching metallic is present but never matures to anything distracting. I don't know how much kilned grains they use but it tastes like the bitterness comes from there rather then hops which are just about non-existant.

Thin carbonation adds to an already smooth and milky feeling beer. This beer is full bodied and ready to rumble. Dunkel is borderline chewy and extremely satisfying. At the pub they told me it was seasonal which made me a little misty eyed. I could drink it year round.

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3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
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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