Beerenberger (1433) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose of toasted malts with nutty notes. A rapidly diminishing tan head rests on a ruddy brown pour producing ringed lacing as the beer disappears. Chocolate, lightly roasted malts, and nuts constitute the flavor. While hops are present, this is definitely a malt forward brew. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel initially with a bit of fizz at the end. Overall, I liked this beer. It has a very nice mildly roasted malt quality and is well balanced and vey consumable.
RobertDale (3424) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and some coffee. Taste is malt, chocolate, caramel, and coffee. A bit thin, but very drinkable.
jkwalking05 (3721) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Deep brown with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of light roasted malt, chocolate, and toffee. Taste is of cocoa, toast, toffee, malts, and pecan shells.
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another example of the potential of lager beer. Beer pours medium brown color with a minimal off white head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is nutty, roast, and chocolate. Taste is sweet with minimal bitterness in the finish. Quite enjoyable, IMO. Prost!
BigHoss (170) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured out of a 12Oz Bottle. Has a dark brown color and really no head whatsoever. I smell caramel and some coffee notes. I taste some of what I smelled, also some chocolate and malt. It’s ok at best.
rosenbergh (6710) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. From Rosebud butternuts. A big thank you to Eric!
Dark reddish brown colour with a small tan head.
The aroma is roasted malt, mild coffee, dark chocolate and mild bitterness.
The flavour is almost milky stout like. Roasted malt, mild milky sweetness, mild coffee, dark chocolate and some mild balancing hops. Very balanced and tasty.
Pershing (476) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown almost black with a thin tan head. Light roasted barley aroma. Fair amount of carbonation with a light body. Clean finish with some malt.
SPDickerman (943) - Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Smells mildly roasty. Taste is mildly roasty with some mild chocolate notes, like a brown ale. Light-bodied with a wet texture and active mouth-carbonation, Franconia Dunkel finishes with a mild coffee-like bitterness.
Foxbush (1265) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft This was enjoyed at the Whiskey and Rye at the Omni in Ft Worth. The dunkel poured a dark brown color with tan foamy head and some lacing. You taste the burnt malt with a slight sweetness. The dark lager had average carbonation. Medium body and a decent beer to drink. The finish was smooth with some sweetness.
brystmar (1246) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Good-looking pour: dark brown body summons healthy tan head & sticky lace. Toasty chocolate malt aroma initially, but oxidation swerves in at the end to spoil the fun.
Taste is metallic, fizzy, and bland. No roasted malt, wheaty sweetness, or other standard flavors. I'd never guess this was a Dunkel by taste alone; you can really taste the disappointment. Body is equally off: highly carbed and light- to medium-bodied.
As a generic beer, this is mediocre to bad. And as a Dunkel, this is epicfail.jpg.