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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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
crajun (1084) - , 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??

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Pours chesnut brown with a small head. Tastes of bland malt and cardboard with subdued, but slightly spicy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Errl (2171) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6050) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2870) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixonian (1562) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammer (1090) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10130) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Hand bottle… Clear, very dark, mahogany lager with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The nutty aroma presents pistachios and almonds intermingled with mild notes of chocolate and coffee. Light to medium-bodied and mildly creamy with gentle carbonation. The well-balanced flavor provides a modest note of chocolate and a splash of espresso. A bit thin. Crisp, watery, refreshing finish. This must be the lager equivalent of a brown ale. Thanks to ericandersnavy for providing the large sample!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer Addison. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of Munich malts with a hint of roast. Lighter side of medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Flavor of dark german malts countered by a soft spicy bitterness. Cocoa and nut notes on the finish. Pretty solid for a Dunkel.

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