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
Ranking:
#6,172
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
94
pDev:
11.58%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of brentk56
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: After a bubble show, the tea colored liquid is brilliant and clear; the ecru head persists and leaves strands of lacing

Smell: Crusty brown bread and brown sugar, with hints of raisin and chocolate

Taste: Crusty brown bread forward, with subtle tones of brown sugar, raisin and chocolate developing; rich and malty, through the finish, with some dryness at the end

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: It has been a long time since I have had a dunkel, a style that years ago was one of my favorites; this is a terrific example

Thanks, Jonesy1981, for the opportunity

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Photo of Jessica1029
4.63/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Foyle
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 12 oz bottle into pint glass
Pours a thin beige head that disappears rapidly with no lacing. Color is dark amber with little to no streaming carbonation. Aroma of roasty malts and bread dough rising. Mouthfeel is light to medium and finish is somewhat damp. Flavors of char, dark toast, dark chocolate, some sort of ripe fruit and bittering hops. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A really nice toasted caramel color with a mossy head on top.

Aromas of nuts and dark breads, lots of malt character, slight saaz.

Flavors of caramel, hops, nuts, dark breads, crusts, and slight toffee.

Feel is slightly chalky, but has a good carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall, it's okay, nothing I'd revisit again.

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Photo of Karenremom
3.46/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnlowe
4.51/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LukeB
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gemery554
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joeyv09
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Aisha
3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of cbcrunch
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of keng1343
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KLHBB
4.18/5  rDev +3%
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 -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of erk0607
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcscientist
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of Muellerbier
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Good first dunkle I trie

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Photo of daem3384
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andrew8626
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of habaceeba
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
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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Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier from Prost Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 94 ratings