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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of brianbud
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brenden
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
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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Photo of cryptichead
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of amishbooze
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DavidDay22
4.6/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.3/5  rDev -7.3%

Photo of Kenb72
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of clager
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of stortore
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.7/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of bwood06
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of mcgovern1010
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of herschle1
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of DoctorFunkenstein
4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

Photo of tgrossman
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of beerme626
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of Latarnik
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of lauries444
4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of oberon
3.27/5  rDev -8.1%
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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Photo of JackRB
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Durandal_777
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of jbierling
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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