Pershing (493) - 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 (1080) - 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 (1561) - 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 (1314) - 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.
LilMissAle (9) - Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
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jhamp9 (1386) - 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 (2391) - 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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