Formerly brewed at Bürgerbräu Wolnzach
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Wolnzach, Germany


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Altfränkisches Dunkel is a traditional beer style of Franken, in northeastern Bavaria. It is dark in color with full malty flavors and sweetness balanced by spicy Hallertauer hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Cooked caramel aroma on a dark red beer. Light-bodied with a caramel-sugar-alcohol sense with slight roastiness. Smooth with little carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2003
reddish brown, big beige head. aroma of yeast, caramel, mild chocolate and roasted malt. some fruitiness and cady flavour with more roastiness with a nice bitter finish balanced between hop and earth. quite nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2003
it's mr. nikolausbier to me, the dunkel supposedly made without dark malts. it's cloudy and chaff-laden as any unfiltered hefe wiezen, a worn pecan golden orange pour with a variable camel colored head. one bottle one night had a vivacious head, the next bottle another night, the head slipped into a coma with a "do not resusitate" order. both concurred on an autumn leaf mulch aroma, though, fruited plains and amber waves of grain, toffee and woody tones. brisk carbonation and rather light bodied; wine sap earthy sweetness tries in an unconvincing way to mimic chocolate. hops whisper from the back row and are missed unless your tongue knows just where to look. so to speak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1824) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2003
This is quickly becoming my favorite style. This brew is a wonderful deep mohagony color with nice frothy head out of the bottle. (Not as dark as the photo there). The aroma is most pleasant and nutty. The flavor is smooth and nutty. Not overly sweet at all. Malts rule here, but the Hallertauers add a nice bite at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2003
Nice aroma with some hops and citrus to it. I found the appearance to be pleasingly caramel. The flavor is on the sweet side, but pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2003
Nice color, very nice aroma. Nice head with lacing. Definitely something I would try and find again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2839) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Aroma is chocolatey. Appearance is brown. Flavor is mostly sweet and slightly syrupy with a definite chocolate and caramel flavor. This is a very nice beer although it is a little sticky sweet. This is beer's answer to a Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Nice dark brown brown with a distinct reddness with a touch of haziness. This isn't as carbonated as the Roggenbier and the Hell, but it's still lively and the head forms easily, but fades quickly. The flavor is a bit bready or cakey and the middle reminds me a little of wood. Lightly sweet, but sweet isn't the first impression. Even though the flavor doesn't really wow me, I keep reaching back for more. This is a good dunkel and that's all there is to it. The mouthfeel is lively with a good sting of carbonation on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2003
50 cL bottle, goblet, 55 degrees F. Tan head is average sized, frothy, creamy and short lived. The body is amber to brown and quite murky. Cookie, caramel, mild coffee, milk chocolate malt (H); flowery hops (L); tawny port, oak, toffee, nutmeg aromas. Heavily sweet flavor becomes a moderately sweet finish with a light "iced tea" bitterness. Medium-heavy body, velvety texture, soft carbonation. Flavor falls off in the finish. The bottom line is: a touch too sweet for mee, but it has a great aroma and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Murky brown color, fluffy tan head. Sweet earthy aroma, malty. Malty and nutty flavor, once again very earthy. Mouthfeel was comparable to raspberry iced tea: dry. Not bad, but I'd skip it over.

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