superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, bottled on 9/16/2011. Pours fairly crystal clear red amber color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of pear, apricot, caramel, toast, molasses, light chocolate, toffee, dark bread, and light herbal. Nice and pleasant aromas with decent strength and balance; a bit too fruity, probably because of age. Taste of pear, caramel, butterscotch, toffee, toast, molasses, light chocolate, dark bread, and light herbal. Lingering notes of light fruit, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, toast, light chocolate, molasses, and herbal on the finish for a short bit. Solid balance of flavors with a fair amount of robustness; zero cloying sweetness on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice dunkel. A nice amount of flavors with good balance; very smooth to drink. A quite enjoyable dunkel offering.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a nice head, but it fizzles away pretty quickly. Thereís no lacing.
Smell: About what youíd expect from the smell of a malt-forward beer... extremely malty, with some slight spice. A generic kind of comment, but thatís really what it smells like.
Taste: Itís pleasant, but I wasnít expecting it to be so much like a lager. Being a lager, itís extremely drinkable, but ití has a somewhat watery consistency, and itís lacking big, bold flavor. Itís a tasty beer, and a dunkel that could actually be very refreshing on a hot summer day, if youíre craving a dark beer that isnít too heavy. In that instance, this would be an excellent beer. For its style, itís actually very quite good. As a whole though, itís nothing too special. It is probably the most drinkable dark lager beer that Iíve ever had though, so that counts for something.
Davhgbrew (925) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of vanilla and roasted malt. Creamy texture on the palate. Moderate carbonation. Full bodied throughout. Finish is dry and pleasantly clean and bitter. Very nice brew.
shrubber85 (7290) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown sugar and chocolate malt aroma. Dark orange-brown color with large head. Tangy brown sugar malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Good - different from the average dunkel.
574deadzone (980) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with ruby edging and a finger-width of beige head that leaves no lace behind. Nose involves spicy cinnamon raisin bread, cocoa, nuttiness, and sourdough yeast. Somewhat sweet, fairly bitter. Light to medium bodied, fairly oily, active, with a meaty lager yeast finish. Good brew, well constructed, and though not complex, certainly nuanced and agreeable.
Petkus331 (210) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A faintly smoky or charred oak aroma, with a lighter charred oak flavor. The feel was a bit light. I did not even get a hint of hops in this beer. A somewhat light in flavor dark beer, but still enjoyable. The color was a dark translucent caramel. Overall, worth a shot.
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: This is the first craft "twist off" Iíve had in quite awhile. The aroma is toasty along with some chocolate and nuts. It pours a transparent copper when held to the light with a two finger khaki head that fades fairly quickly to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light chocolate and caramel. The finish has light toastiness and a touch of nuts. Light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid Dunkel, but not as good as the times Iíve had it on tap.
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a solid mahogany brown with medium off-white head, decent lacing. aroma of toasted malt, cereal, bread, slight caramel, and a little nutty character. Flavor matches well and is extremely solid for the style.
Onslow (1130) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Has the color of a cola, except is cloudy. Big head that settles down to a persistent layer of foam. Interesting aroma dominated by roasted malts, some grassy hoppiness and perhaps yeast evident. Taste is quite good - raosted malts and sweet malts at the start offset by a restrained but evident grassy hoppiness that asserts itself in the finish. Not bland or lagerish, though rather light in palate. Some tastes in the swallow remind me of dunkel weisse, but but much less pronounced. Interesting and tasty.
ccex (903) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I found this, my introduction to Frankenmuth Brewery, on a recent road trip to Detroit. Pours a dark copper/brown with a small off-white head. Smells of roasted malts and almonds. Aroma isnít too complex: mostly nutty and a bit chalky Taste is on the bitter side without much of a finish. Iím glad to have tried this above average beer, but wonít drive back to Michigan for more.