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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cthomas2390 (213) - Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Clear, dark brown pour with little head. Malty, dark caramel notes give way to distinct noble hop flavors. Finishes with some residual sweetness.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (592) - 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 (746) - 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 (1998) - Clear Creek, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty bready caramel aroma. Fruity malty bready caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty bready caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Prost. Pours a clear copper/light brown pour with an off-white head. Nutty, toasted aroma. Nice malt sweetness, some toffee, and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is toasted nuts, chocolate, and toffee. Nice chewy, sweet, toasted malt, too. Pretty nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8019) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Draft at brewpub. Pours reddish brown with white head. Nose and taste of cocoa, dark wheat, banana and clove. Lighter medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swesson (186) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Tastes more nutty than a belgian-style ale should in my opinion. Hint of licorice. No head, but good carbonation bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Dark amber in color hazy with a thin head. Nice dark wheat beer with tons of roasty flavors and finish. Nice caramel and hops flavors. This was most excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (3965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Slightly cloudy dark amber with a thin sticky white head. Nice aroma of syrupy earthy toast malt and a touch of earthy caramel and wheat bread dough. Flavor has a nice sweetness with bread dough tones and toast with some light caramel and chewy dark wheat notes.
Earlier Rating: 9/14/2012 Total Score: 4
Tap at brewery. Clear dark amber with a thin laceful head. Aroma is dark malty sweet with some light chocolate and earthy toffee coming through, with just a touch of caramel. Flavor is much the same, sweet and dark malty, with all the delightfulness from the nose, but with an added biscuitiness from the yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torysdude (12) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Ok. Definitely malty but the flavor seemed a little watered down. Wasn't overly impressed. I've had better dunkels. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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