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Franconia Sarah’s Darkside

Franconia Sarah’s Darkside
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Dark Pilsner

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerBunny007 (6) - Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2012 does not count
German black lager style, strong coffee flavor, malty with slight extra punch of hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
(Draught) clear dark brown, light tan head that fades. Nose of light cocoa, light English hops, nutty and honey. Taste of roasty nuts, cocoa, some dried dark fruit, nice sweet finish. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Dallas Untapped. Darker pour with a tan head. Aroma is a little smoke, chocolate, and grain. Taste is almost beefy, chocolate, and a little blackened toast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Black pilsner? Weird. Burnt popcorn notes with some brown sugar. Earthy chocolate hops too. Foamy mouthfeel. Not into it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2012
On tap @ Jack Mac’s Brown pour with some off-white head. Nose of roasted malt and spicy hops. Flavor is an interesting mix of crisp hops and roast with a cocoa finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhamp9 (1667) - Corinth, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Dark brown pour with an off white head. Earthy roasted aroma with some grassy notes. Heavy roasted taste along with some hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Brown pour with a cream head. Nose s roasted malts,light hops, earth, and faint florals. Easy on the palate, heavy roasted malts followed by chocolate, and a nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2012
On tap at Square Burger. The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma has a ton of toffee and nutty notes, with some wheat notes also thrown in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of cocoa and grass notes, as well as some sweet toffee and caramel. There is a lot of sweet malt character, which goes well with the other notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Pours nearly black, not much head. Not much aroma. Light toasted coffee and brown sugar. Kind of porter like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2012
On tap. Pours an excellent deep, dark brown/black with ruby hues and rich, tan head. Aroma is very balanced with notes of dark roasted grain, chocolate and earthy hop, very nice. Flavor is very much the same with a well balanced dark roasted grain and hop bitter in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, this is a very special surprise from Franconia and I look forward to future treats.

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