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:
86
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
11.91%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 16
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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

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

a new take on a dunkel, or i think its a really old take, but its new to me. pours a raisin brown color, with hints of red and copper. theres a few inches of thick frothy white foam on top, and it lasts, leaving excellent lacing on the cool german mug its served in at the brewery. it smells a little sweet from the dark malts, some brown sugar in the nose, and there is an interesting yeast here. its not spicy, but has a bit of dried fruit to it. sort of a candied raisin is how i would describe the taste. i mean, this is a malt forward beer, but there are all kinds of subtle flavors going on here. i like the organic nature of this beer, it just feels right to me. in the mouth its got good carbonation and a medium body with a shockingly creamy texture. this is an easy beer to drink a million of. bold and unique and delicious. what more do you want?

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Jason
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jwc215
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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3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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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4.4/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of ZAP
4.64/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a very enjoyable dunkel. Very clean drinking with a pronounced sweetish maltiness. Big Bready flavor with lighter, more subtle notes of nuts, caramel, and raisins. Delicious. Big bready aroma...this is really impressive. First glass went down way too quick. I'll be buying this one again.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Label says enjoy by 10/16/14.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish amber with a lot of rising bubbles. About one finger of off white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A toasty and nutty malt forward aroma with hints of chocolate and caramel. Toasted barley malt with hints of biscuit, chocolate, caramel, toffee, grains, nuts, toasted bread, and yeast. Sweet hints of brown sugar. Subtle presence of dark fruit with hints of fig and dates. Also some hints of cinnamon spice. Hops are very light. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely toasty, nutty, and dark malt driven taste with notes of caramel and chocolate. Upfront toasted malt with bready notes of biscuit, toasted bread, chocolate, caramel, toffee, nuts, grains, and yeast. Subtle undertones of dark fruit with some light notes of dates and fig. Sweet notes of brown sugar. Light note of cinnamon spice. Not much for hops. A pretty nice malty taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and very smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A solid take on a German Dunkel. Nice toasty malt flavor with some subtle dark fruit.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of beergoot
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
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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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | 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

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of yemenmocha
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic drinkable Dunkel from the new Prost brewery in Denver. I was quite impressed with this one, and I was drinking from a new batch that was tapped just two days earlier. A nice hearty dark brown color with a creamy, long-lasting head. Nose was very bready with some soft roasty notes. More bready and roasty on the palate, with a delicious medly of malty flavors that were pleasing. I'm thinking dark bread, the ones with oat flakes on top. Good body and exceptionally drinkable. Very smooth across the palate and refreshing on a cold Fall evening in Denver. This one is top of my list for future Denver visits.

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Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a translucent like maroonish brown with a with a off white head. Aroma is malty offering some breadiness with some pitted fruits, brown sugar, and some chocolate. Flavor was quite similar. A thinner, active mouthfeel with some creaminess to it. Overall, goo stuff.

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