Frankenmuth Brown Hound Dunkel | Frankenmuth Brewery

BA SCORE
81
good
143 Ratings
Frankenmuth Brown Hound DunkelFrankenmuth Brown Hound Dunkel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Frankenmuth Brewery
Michigan, United States
frankenmuthbrewery.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Munich Style Dunkel Lager

Added by Todd on 11-15-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
143
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
16.01%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 39
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1/5  rDev -71.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.9%

Photo of civilizedpsycho
2.46/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: The color was a somewhat deep brown color, but there seemed to be some light amber hues; this was unexpected. It had a small head, but still looked appetizing.

Smell: The smell reminded me of a typical Adjunct Lager. It had some mild hints of malt and hops, but it seemed watered down. Somewhat bland.

Taste: The hops are a bit more noticeable when the beer is tasted, but it still seemed like it was cut with something. It was smooth, but plain.

Mouthfeel: Pretty thin. I was expecting a little more here.

Drinkability: As the pint wore on, it seemed to get worse and worse. Having one is okay, but I don't think I would get it again.

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Photo of Bung
2.48/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 oz. From notes back in September.
Amber/brown pour, solid finger of white bubbles.

Aroma, Leathery, malty. Fainter chocolate, caramel, a little mustiness?

Taste, started tart, tea and leather. Cherry, some sour, hmmm.

Lighter bodied. Quite over carbonated as well. Chalking this one up to a bad bottle.

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2.7/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of Jparker37
2.77/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into an Imperial pint glass.

A - Nice cap of light tan head. Dark brown with great clarity when held to light. No lacing.

S - Nice malty profile. I get caramel, honey and nutty tones. Nothing over the top like roasted or dark chocolate smells. Has a little bit of a cider-like aroma in there too.

T - Malty with gentle caramel again. It has a little bit of some green apple character. Has a little bit of bitterness that balances out the little bit of sweetness it has.

M - Medium to medium-full bodied, medium carbonation, Semi-sweet.

O - Smelled like a solid dunkel with its malt emphasis without exceeding extreme dark grains but had a little twang underneath it all. The taste had an even bigger apple-like quality and also a more boring malt take. Good feel and good appearance.

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Photo of The_Blodge
2.8/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Detroit Tigers Old English "D" mug from a bottle.

A: Very dark amber. Beer is very clear with frothy head that quickly dissipates.

S: Malted grain. Bread and toast with traces of alcohol. Almost a gingerbread cookie smell underneath it all.

T: Bitterness comes quickly before the malt sweetness really gets to the tongue. Pleasant malty finish, just bitter. Straw and grassy.

M: Thinner bodied than I was expecting. Clean beer with mild carbonation leaving a creamy texture on the tongue.

O: A good beer, just not what I was expecting. I was hoping for a bit more malt character to shine through. More bitterness and less body than I would have liked. Not a bad beer, just not a great one.

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2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of a sampler at the brewery. This is another beer I remember from before the big storm. Clear reddish brown with a thin off white head. Very little aroma at all, mild malt and faint yeast. The flavor is a little lackluster, slightly malty, not really roasted, and then a yeasty aftertaste. The body is okay. This was a bit of a disappointment, but it still is a nice beer to drink.

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2.88/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of divineaudio
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass. no freshness date to be found.

a - pours a deep mahogany and forms a finger of tan head that dissipates quick. for the remainder i get a thin film and a few spots of lacing.

s - toasted pumpernickel, raisin and notes of spice.

t - my first thought is that this tastes kind of flat. not carbonation wise, more like there is no depth to the flavor profile. i get some toasted bread with a slight bitterness and a dry finish.

m - thin for the style with too much carbonation.

o - not a bad beer, but seems to be missing a few key style elements. mainly the depth of flavor, body and smoothness. i hope the other frankenmuth beers have more to offer than this.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of BHansen214
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of gordavidson
3.07/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- A slightly hazy deep ruby/ mahogany liquid with an almost nonexistent off-white head.

S- Robust toasted grains and some earth. Simple and to the point.

T- Toasted grain, caramel, and a touch of coffee. Clean and simple.

M- Just enough carbonation to lighten things up. A very clean finish.

D- Not particularly interesting, but drinks fine enough.

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3.09/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to n8dietz for the Michigan brew hook-up.

Toaste ruby and caramel in color and a nice medium khaki head and foam. Good lacing after each sip and great foam retention. Nice bubbling too.

Tart toasted malt with a little roast in the aroma. Crisp tart fruity nose as well. Not doing it for me style wise.

Taste is equally tart as the aroma. Ripe green apple yeast mixed with toasted and very litle roasted malt. Apple start, faint biscuit middle with just a touch of roasted bread crust. The tartness is the dominating flavor and feel throughout the whole beer. Not bad, but not a dunkel I will buy again.

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Frankenmuth Brown Hound Dunkel from Frankenmuth Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 143 ratings.
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