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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pershing (493) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SPDickerman (1080) - Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1561) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2013
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LilMissAle (9) - Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
Smells a little bit like saltwater and oysters, sea house type of beach shack aroma. Beautiful dark brown color, almost no lacing. This girl is a very complex variety of flavors....almost a nut brown finish to it, I personally prefer the Sam Adams Dunkel to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Pours dark brown with small tan head out of bottle. Strong caramel and coffee notes. Roasted coffee flavor with a hint of malt and caramel. Great beer from a great brewery! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1386) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2391) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Much stronger coffee and chocolate notes than other dunkels I’ve had. Not at all a bad thing, in my book.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
brotan1 (12) - Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Tried this beer on tap at The Flying Saucer in Addison, TX. Taste: sweet malt with cocoa and coffee notes. A decent dunkel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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