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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A German "Dunkel" (dark) brewed as a Lager with Two Row Malt, Munich Malt and some Roasted Malts. Spiced up with German Hops from the Hallertau and a German Lager Yeast gives this Brew a nice dunkel (dark) color and some Malt sweetness with a nice finish of balanced Hops and a little chocolaty taste for the finish.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (717) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Dark brown color with tan foam. Dry black malt, ash aromas. medium body. Dry, lagered black malt flavors with some smoke, ash--decent

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
crajun (894) - , Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
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??

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (343) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Pours chesnut brown with a small head. Tastes of bland malt and cardboard with subdued, but slightly spicy hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Errl (1312) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2011
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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2011
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2011
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2225) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2011
[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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixonian (1558) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2011
On tap - Holy Grail Pub. Brown color with a light khaki head. Roasted malt and nutty aromas - more roasted malt and a bit of chocolate flavor. Not bad - one of my wife’s favorite brews.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
On draught at The Holy Grail in Plano, TX. Cola colored pour with a thin head. Aroma is earthy and malty. Taste is slightly creamy, with a light hopiness to it. Decent.


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