Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier | Prost Brewing Company

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Altfränkisches Dunkel BierAltfränkisches Dunkel Bier
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prost Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
prostbrewing.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a dark amber lager made in the world famous brewing area around Bamberg, Germany. They are characterized by their smooth malty flavor. The Franconian version differs from the dark lagers of Bavaria by being slightly stronger and drier. Dunkels have a distinctive malty flavor that comes from a special brewing technique called decoction mashing. We are reviving the Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier from the Hümmer Brauerei in Breitengüßbach, the brewery whose brewhouse now resides in Denver, Colorado at Prost Brewing. (ABV 5.2% 25 IBU'S)

Added by Jason on 08-28-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
12.16%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 16
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KLHBB
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent. Pours darkest brown, minimal head. Smells of malt and nuts, warm bready sweetness in the taste. Prost has never let me down. I've begun buying six-packs without tasting first. Light carbonation, overall quite lovely.

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Photo of TexasATM3
3.1/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of erk0607
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcscientist
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this one a lot - you would expect Prost to do good German-style beers, and this one definitely qualifies. I like maltier beers in general, so this was one I wanted to try. Pretty smooth, not too strong (even though this variant is apparently supposed to be a bit more so than traditional Bavarian lagers), and flavorful. This one is a staple of their lineup.

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Good first dunkle I trie

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4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled last night on 11/9/15. Comes in a 12-ounce bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a .33L tulip glass.

Brew pours a deep mahogany-almost black with ruby highlights in color with a thin beige cap. Some spotty lacing was seen when sipped. Aroma is of roasted malts with a hint of nuts. Bit more going on with the taste as there is some caramel and dark fruits also. Very smooth and goes down easy. Really nice with no bitterness noted for the finish. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, I really enjoyed this brew.

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4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours brown with a thin head that fades away after a few sips. Minimal lacing.

The smell is of medium-dark grain with nuts. Clean.

The taste is of medium-dark grain, some nuts with balancing bread and light noble hop touch in the semi-dry finish. Clean, crisp and very smooth.

An excellent example of a Franconian dunkel. Basic, a bit drier than the classic Bavarian style - very drinkable and enjoyable. They really nailed the style. I could drink this "all day long" and be very satisfied!

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4.36/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dimitri
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier from Prost Brewing Company
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