jhamp9 (1030) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown pour with a nice creamy beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, wheat, and char. Nice smoky roast malt flavor with subtle chocolate and coffee in the background. Some bitterness there as well. Some chocolate in the aftertaste. Smooth palate. Really enjoyable.
dfinney23 (1596) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much stronger coffee and chocolate notes than other dunkels I’ve had. Not at all a bad thing, in my book.
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 (873) - 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 (5664) - Same Trailer, Different Park, 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 (939) - , 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 (355) - 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 (1518) - 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 (5569) - 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.