Frankenmuth Brown Hound Dunkel | Frankenmuth Brewery

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3.62/5
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146 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#37,749
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
146
pDev:
15.47%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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8
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of joe12pk
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.31/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brenden
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While there are some orange-brown hues that come in when this beer is held up to the light, it's a very dark brown that's completely opaque. The head is a tan one that achieves half a finger's height and retains itself well while putting moderate lacing onto the walls of the glass.
I immediately get notes of toffee out of this one, with a distinctive nuttiness following. There's also lots of toast. There's just enough of a very light earthy hops to balance it while letting malts rule. Some yeasty esters slide in while the flavor shows a gentle peppery sort of character to it. It's very nice, adequately strong, balanced, and deep with a creamy smoothness that's never too high. The finish gives way to the earthier notes and something herbal as well as taking off just a hint of that creaminess when dryness comes in.
The body is medium, crisp from beginning to end and smooth as well with a rolling carbonation. A sort of spiciness or peppery bite translates to the feel at the end of every sip.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.6/5  rDev +27.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.3/5  rDev -8.8%

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2.88/5  rDev -20.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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2.7/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of oberon
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours into a becker a deep walnut brown with a thinner light beige head atop that leaves a few spots of lace as it settles.Syrupy in the nose with light nut shell,the sweetness is the main thing here.To be expected it's quite malty and maybe a little sweet for the style with caramel and brown sugar flavors really standing out,just a light drying breadiness in the finish.Not a great example of the style but I love going to the brewery/restaurant on the Cass river close to where I grew up.

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Frankenmuth Brown Hound Dunkel from Frankenmuth Brewery
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 146 ratings