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 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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2008
500ml bottle, I cannot find a date on the label or bottle, pours a hazy (with some murkiness) ruby with brown edges, has a tan head of varied bubbles, head disappears to a ring after a few moments, head is foamy with some large bubbles floating around, bottom of the bottle was covered with dark sediment, big aroma of rich dark bread and a sweetness that surrounds it, there is some chocolate, brown sugar, prominent dark bread aroma throughout, some earthiness and grass aromas, nose is very nice on this beer, flavor of dark bread and faint chocolate, surrounded in a sweetness that continues, there is some hop bitterness that plays at the finish, caramel in the background, nice mouth feel which is medium or so, with a medium or less carbonation, a nice drink, I recommend it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Ruby amber, nice inviting sweet malt aroma. Smooth clean lager flavor with nice balancing hops, with some spicy malt flavors. Excellent dunkel. mmmmmmmm...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Hazy deep brown/plum hue. Sweet dark fruit nose. Smooth, velvet body, plum, kalamata olive, lively, yeasty, finishing effervescent and almost dry. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Thanks to CaptainCougar for this beer.

Poured a dark effrevescent mahogany with a fizzy off-white head. Rich sweet aroma of chocolate, molasses, and nuts. Taste is slightly sweet and heavy on caramel and molasses. The nutty character is there but doesn’t seem quite as prevalent as it is in the aroma. Slick body. An enjoyable dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2006
[bottle at LCRBM] Aroma is roasted and sweet, caramel. medium bodied, bitter finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2002
This is the worst beer that I have ever tasted in my entire life and I think this is the 222 beer that I have tried. It smelled and tasted like vomit...I hope that I had a bad bottle so that I can justify its rancidness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2002
Clear reddish body, rising carbonation, medium head. I do get the strawberries in the nose. Malty, not particularly sweet, with just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rajendra82 (999) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2004
The color at medium orange amber seemed a bit too light for a dunkel. The pour indicated a medium carbonation level that formed a one-finger thick short lived fizzy head. The smell was bready sweet malt and earthy yeast with some light hop aroma. The smell reminded me a lot of the English Ales I had been drinking lately. The taste indicated a main flavor reminiscent of sourdough bread and some fruitiness in the form of apples and pears. The hop bitterness was quite restrained. There was also a bit of a tangy citric sourness. The beer was very easy to drink, as there were no funky flavors in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was nice and dense with a feeling of satisfaction after the 500 ml. bottle was drained. A solid simple hearty lager, that had nice session appeal.

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