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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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This is a dark amber lager made in the world famous brewing area around Bamberg, Germany. They are characterized by their smooth malty flavor. The Franconian version differs from the dark lagers of Bavaria by being slightly stronger and drier. Dunkels have a distinctive malty flavor that comes from a special brewing technique called decoction mashing. We are reviving the Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier from the Hümmer Brauerei in Breitengüßbach, the brewery whose brewhouse now resides in Denver, Colorado at Prost Brewing.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9415) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Medium brown pour, off white head. Rich and sweet. Toffee, caramel, toasted grain, dark honey. Doughy malts. Loved it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonmac (384) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Tap in pseudo pint glass at New Bohemia. Dark amber/brown color. Minor but ever present head. Aroma is more malt than hefe with a subtle roasted presence. Taste is refreshing with the caramel and toffee qualities you typically find in a dunkel. Finish is nearly coffee bitter and I’m not very pleased that it went that direction. I feel like this beer doesn’t know what it wants to be which translates to a not very good option. This is on the lower end of the dunkelweiss spectrum.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6833) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Sampled at ABR 2014. Rich amber pour, frothy white head. Caramel malts and some roast. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
theothermatt (194) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Tap. Malty, sweet lager with excellent drinkability and a really full body. Hints of caramel, toffee, and nuttiness in the body that finishes sweet but clean.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1079) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
January 29th, 2013 - Here’s another lager that shows off Prost’s capable brewmasters and team members. Generally I like Dunkelbiers, being flavorful and quenching at the same time, but this is an exceptional example of what the style can do with some attention and talent. The smell has lots of that caramelized sugar smell, replete with caramel and toffee, and dusted with all-spice and clove, giving it a sweet and spicy sensation. The body is predictably clean and clear, with a light brown sugar flavor, molasses, and a sweet BBQ sauce touch that I love. It’s deep and complex and well balanced, which is often precarious when the palate can be on the light side, and the flavor the dark side.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
That1Guy (1942) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
12 oz bottle with a enjoy by date that’s barely legible. I think it says 10/29/14. Murky brown pour with no head. Even when I swirl the glass, barely a wisp of a head appears. Malty as expected, with hints of bananas, and acetaldehyde. Eh. Watery and undercarbonated as well. Messy.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (6318) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, light brown, full diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain/bread, caramel), with light notes of gum and grape jelly. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. A pretty sad rendition...not much aroma at all, and the gummy, jelly-like aspects are unpleasant. Dirty and bland in the mouth, syrupy, poor carbonation...all in all quite a failure. America really needs more truly great German lager brewers, but unfortunately it appears Prost is never going to be in that category. Frustrating.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1047) - Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy brown with off white head. Aroma is very chocolatey, figs, raisins, sweet, molasses. Taste is very figgy, crisp, malt, a bit flat. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (865) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
On tap at brewery pours a clear dark brown hue w/ big foamy beige head to a thin cap w/ lacing. Moderate to bold nutty malt aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are malt, toast, almond, caramel and light grass in finish. Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (2410) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2014
On tap at Prost. Brown and clear appearance with tan lacing. Aroma of dark malts, toasted grains, bread, light chocolate and light caramel. Similar flavor, malty and mildly sweet with minimal bitterness. Light to medium body, finishing smooth and somewhat dry.


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