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:
88
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
11.94%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Beerlover
2.4/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I was hoping for more with this one. Beer has a nice medium brown color, but an extremely thin head. The aroma smells like something that reminds me of rotten tomatoes... With a slight pilsner yeast smell. The flavor is good considering the rest of the core characteristics. I would really like to try this one again fresh. Just realized the freshness date on the bottle, expired 10-15 of 2014. The carbonation should be less though considering it's out of date and for me the carbonation was a bit too high.

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Photo of Climbhigher2
3/5  rDev -25.4%

It's a drinkable beer, but certainly no Augustiner Dunkel. This beer lacks some body. I'd consider it a baby dunkel.

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Photo of Aisha
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Neil_Pfeifer
3.05/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Smells good, little flat on the tste

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Photo of TexasATM3
3.1/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fredmugs
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of gueuzedreg
3.37/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Transparent brown with medium lacing and minimal head. Nut brown look to it.

S- Mild nutty, pretty watered down though for S.

T- Light nuttiness. Very watery. I get some of the Dunkel flavor, but this growler is over a month old, but sealed.

M- Very watery. I am drinking German brews tonight, and this one falls short.

O- Probably way better fresh.

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Photo of SamN
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark color; clear, but getting close to opaque. Not much head, wispy bits lay across the top of the beer. Aroma is slighty nutty, malty, no real distinct hop aromas beyond a slight oily aroma. Some dark fuits in there, dates or figs maybe. Taste is mellow and smoth, bready, sweeter, maybe some more faint dark fruits? Overall, a nice dunkel taste, but not a preferred style of mine for a reason. Tastes always seems a bit blunted and muddled in dunkels. Slightly bigger lager body, got some weight to it.

Not bad for the style, though not a style I particularly am a fan of. Pretty good.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Lianne_Weaver
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of keng1343
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLC60
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle label data: ENJOY BY: 12/05/14

The pour produced a dark copper hued body with a thick, creamy head. Warm, malty aroma. The taste starts with a mild sourness and fruitiness and then builds with a more roasted malt character; nice hop bitterness develops midway and lingers at the finish; some quiet chocolate flavors at the finish, too. Medium body; smooth; mostly dry finish.

A respectable dark lager. The flavors span the spectrum from mild, fruit-like esters to a decent nutty malt character and all wrapped up with a well-balanced hop bitterness. Not quite as robust as some other German dark lagers, but quite drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of erk0607
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeB
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of indy351
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of WKrieger
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.84/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of cbcrunch
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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