brotan1 (12) - Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this beer at Scarborough Faire in Waxahachie (2013) This was my first introduction to Franconia and I thought it was a middle of the road Dunkel.. medium sweet aroma, nice and dark, I expected a bigger flavor but for the most part it was plain. Overall I say this is a good sipping beer to drink at the end of the winter or beginning of spring.. One might even drink this to compliment a nice plate of spare ribs.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this beer on tap at The Flying Saucer in Addison, TX. Taste: sweet malt with cocoa and coffee notes. A decent dunkel.
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kevinator (326) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think this is one of Franconia’s better beers. I’m not a huge fan of their beer profiles but for the style this is a decent offering. A slight roasted aroma
with sweet malt is what hit me first. This is continued in the taste; however, I would have preferred it to be a bit stronger. The color was typical dunkel-dark and the palate was nothing unique. Not bad because it followed the beer’s traditional profile.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color with tan foam. Dry black malt, ash aromas. medium body. Dry, lagered black malt flavors with some smoke, ash--decent
crajun (688) - , Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
from older notes; on tap at holy grail. no aroma; I was in a bar. my notes say this was flat nasty and soapy.. cardboard??
GODiSSOUTHERN (317) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours chesnut brown with a small head. Tastes of bland malt and cardboard with subdued, but slightly spicy hops.
Errl (572) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at the Holy Grail-Copper color with small light head, Smell Of Spice and bread..Taste is Spice, malts and hops with a Light palate..Its an ok Dunkel beer
Mora2000 (4059) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Holy Grail Pub.
The beer pours a dark brownish-red color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of toffee and caramel malts with a little bit of chocolate malt mixed in. The flavor is full of chocolate and darker malts with a little bit of smoke character also coming through. The beer is pretty sweet due to all of the malts. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with ruby highlights when held to the sun. Lots of chocolate/mocha/coffee flavors and a nice roasty aroma. Mouthfeel is a bit creamy due to low carbonation level. One of the best dunkels I have had and one of my favorites from this brewery.
troyc (2014) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Tap] It’s great to see some Franconia beers being distributed in Oklahoma now. Pours a very dark shade of brown without any head. Aroma of hazelnut, chalky malts and dry chocolate. The taste was quite intersting. Prominent cherry/amaretto taste is somewhat surprising. Sweet malts and some chocolate are evident throughout. The palate was a tad light, with low carbonation levels. Not sure if this is what they were going for in the beer, so I’ll have to give it another try.