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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Pours a ruby copper brown with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of a standard malty German lager with some acidity. Body is bready, sweet and earthy with a dry mellow finish. This is a decent beer, but nothing spectacular. A good example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1840) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2003
Hazy murky brown color with medium head. Heavy malt, ginger bread. Tastes a lot like Christmas -- if it could have an actual taste this would be like drinking a whole pint of Christmas. Nutty and malty with the sweetess touch of warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Hazy orange caramel - color and flavor. Nice dunkel - medium thick, full malt flavors, not overly sweet, a very quiet hop presence in the background. Tasty!

   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Pours a reddish copper color with a large off white head. Sweet musty caramel, toffee, butterscotch aroma, which was also slightly spicy. Nice balance of malt and hops, nothing special there. Light carbonated mouthfeel, very slick. Roasted chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 5, 2004
Bottle. Deep russet color. Nice off-white head, minimal lacing. Aroma is fruity, malty, toffee. Hints of hops in aroma. Body is medium, smooth mouthfeel. Taste is malty, good carbonation levels. Hops are peppery, not overdone, but present. Very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A big-bubbled, fleeting head stands over the muddy, ruddy brown.
-The caramel of a scotch ale greets the nose, along with plenty of earthy yeast.
-Wet earth dominates the yeast character, letting the sweet fruitiness of dates converse with a few herbal hops.
-The quiet carbonation provides an easy, lean mouthfeel.

What if you dig deeper?
-Wooden, herbal hops soon appear in the nose, behind all the yeast and sweetness.
-Some berry fruitiness is found when digging through patches of wet soil.
-This is another idiosyncratic brew from Bürgerbräu, which I’m sure performs even better fresh vom Fäss.

Bottle; no date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Bottle. Small tan fizzy head that mostly diminished, murky, virtually no lacing, minimal carbonation, and a medium brown hue. Nose was malty, caramel, semi-sweet, dark fruits, some bready notes, and brown sugar. Flavor was sweet, malty, caramel, thin, dark fruits, and buttery taste. Mouthfeel was thin and fairly smooth. Light body. Decent Dunkel, very quaffable, and worthy of a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2007
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a hazy with fine particulate softly carbonated brown colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was malty and toasted malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt dark malt and oatmeal.

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