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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2005
Pours a murky dark orange body with lots of floaties and a thick diminishing rocky offwhite head. Aroma of spices and fruits. Flavor of spices (pepper) and citrus and yeast, it’s acid too, the hops are excellent. Light to medium body, dry mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Lots of sweet chocolate and molasses maltiness. Rich earthy brown color with a dainty mocha head. Packed with brown sugar flavored malts in the fore followed by chocolate and molasses. It tends to get a little clyong after a while, but still a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2006
From a 1pt. 9oz. euro brown bottle with no bottled/freshness date. Made a good appearance, poured a murky ruby hued brown with a creamy pale tannish head that settled into a thin creamy lacing. Had a caramel buttery and nutty nose with whiffs of spicy hops and raisins. A malty crisp, creamy smooth full bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Caramelized buttery and sour dark fruits taste, the fruits have a sour candy-like quality, light on the sweetness, a little hazelnut, a nice spiciness from the hops towards the end and a semi-dry, caramel malty finish. A good Dunkel from Wolnazacher, tasty and balanced, very qauffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Maltly smells featuring worstcheshire and caramel. Deep brown with a small foam cap. Smooth malty flavors with some umami presence. Very smooth with a clean semi-sweet finish.

   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Pours hazy brownish amber with a thin, mostly receding mocha head. Aroma of alefruits, toffee, caramel, notes of plums, bread dough, and sweet crystal malt. Taste is sweet and pleasant with mild notes of toasted malt, with fruity notes unusual from a lager. Taste is sweet with toasted malt, toffee, with mild vinous fruits. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a rich silkiness and a soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2007
Pours a lightly hazy, a touch murky, but with a brightly deep reddish color that almost takes on a purplish-amber hue. The head starts out at about two-fingers thick and is a nicely tannish amber color. The aroma is sweet and malty up front with a lightly toasty note in the finish that almost takes on a hint of smoke. A rich, caramelized bready note is prominent in the middle aromatics as well as some light spicy notes that help to round things out.

The taste is quite a bit drier than 8I was expecting from the aroma, but it fits in perfectly as a hugely malty German beer that is not overly sweet (a product of decoction mashing perhaps). A touch of salty, smoky peat is noticeable as part of the complex malt profile. There is a touch of sweetness here, it is almost fruity with hints at berries and even something like pear. Solid, freshly baked, crusty, caramelized bread notes and a light biscuit character round out the malt notes. A lightly spicy hop note is here in the flavor as well. It almost, in combination with the sweet malt notes, adds something like cinnamon flavor to the beer. Definitely there is a nice spicy hop character that at times is herbal and takes on a light, yet balancing bitterness in the finish. This is definitely a nice beer, I think it might not be as fresh as I could like, but it is still quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 5, 2008
clear brown with no head and no lacing. flavor is burnt toffee, coffee, tea. caramel aroma. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Hopefully this is the beer I am drinking. Pour is dark brown with red and a nice smooth tan head. Aroma is rich sweet malt. Flavor is also full of that malt. Notes of yeast, cloves, and banana, as well. Some caramel. The occasional prickly feel. Finish offered a bit of chocolate but was muddled. Still, a sweet and rich beer that was so easy to drink. Well done.

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