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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Draught > Flying Saucer. OK but not great. Lots of chocolate flavor and a OK body on this one. Might help if this one were a tad bigger.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1521) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2009
On tap at the Old Monk. Light brown and filtered. Malty nose. Taste is a bit harsh, with some malty notes. Overall just a plain beer with very few memorable moments.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Tap @ Flying Saucer. Pours a lackluster tea brown with a slight beige head and an aroma of weak buttery nut and retarded red wine. Flavor is a vinuous licorice that ends up piercing the tongue briefly before subsiding. Average mouthfeel. Blah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3553) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2009
On tap at flying saucer. Pours a dark ruby color with a small frothy lght tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and dark fruit. Good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste a watery roasted malt with a sweet finish. A good dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
legion242 (2186) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2009
A passable enough take on the style, but a bit thinnish. Think I will have one of their Winters next instead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2010 (Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted nuts, roasted grain, light molasses, and cocoa. Flavor of caramel, roasted malts, raisins, nuts, and some chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2008
on tap at the flying saucer in ft.worth tx. poured a cloudy brown with a beige head. aroma of malt, earthyness, and alcohol. flavor was malty, some spices, and alcohol. medium body and low carb. not a bad offering from franconia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2008
A dark rootbeer colored beer with a smallish tan head Appears runny is consistency and looks praticaaly filtered, just dark and opaque from the color. Aroma is of rich earthen wheat malt and a bit af roastedness. Taste is rich and full with deep wheat and lightly roasted barley malt flavors. The mothfeel of the beer is very agreeable. It draws down with no lace and has a satisying finish thats much like the flavor with some coffee notes added and short-lived.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Tap at Draught House. Too sweet and slightly undercarbonated. Caramel flavor rather than the normal roasted tones. Not all so terrible and my oldest enjoyed it without complaint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2008
bottle, on tap at bav grill, dark chestnut pour, nose is chocolate and nuts, flavor is same with some fruity tones and a slight metallic finish

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