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Sainsbury’s Franconian Style Dark Lager
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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Meantime

Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
London, England

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Dark lagers were the norm until the late 19th century and they still exist today in Franconia, north of Munich. We have recreated this ancient lager using toasted Munich barley malt, then slow matured it for up to six weeks to develop rich toffee caramel flavours.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4534) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2007
33cl bottle from Sainsburys. Dark brown body with a short lasting off-white head; malt and fruit aromas; sotout-like chocolate and coffee flavours; burnt toast finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4247) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle. Reddish black beer with a light head. The aroma is slightly smokey and coffee based, and the flavour is lightly bitter and roasted. Overall a nice smokey and dry beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2007
Brown with no carbonation and pored very flat.Quite smooth with a slightly smokey sharpness.Some maltiness as well. Reasonably complex and quite refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rauchbier (3610) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle, from Sainsburys. Deep chestnut red-brown, thin off white head and moderate condition. Gentle coffee roast and toffee sweetness in the nose, delicate sweet toffee and burnt dry bitterness in the mouth and a lingering chalky dry finish with a low roasted barley note.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2006
Bottle (from Sainsburys). Red brown colour. A malt focussed beer - some toffee with toastier flavours just edging into the coffee and chocolate spectrum. Quite dry and light with a hint of hop towards the end. Fairly pleasant but I found this somewhat unsatisfying as the nice aroma and first taste doesnt follow through in the rest of the beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (1847) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle. A dark copper colour with a large off white head. plenty of malt in the nose. The taste is very malty, with a hint of coffee and caramel. The beer has a malty bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2008
33oml bottle from, you guessed it, sainsburys. Dark chestnut colour, little beige head.malty, roast nose, quite nutty, with a hint of coffee. good body, with a solod bitterness. very round. smooth caramel, and sweet coffe. very nice indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobBestwick (588) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
Roasted coffee and nutty aroma. Pours with a very dark brown hue and off white head. Roasted coffee, toffee and nutty flavour with some faint woody notes. Very malty finish. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2007
Deep dark clear chestnut with a very thin coffee coloured head.Slight roasty toasty taste and a malty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2008
This copper beer has a toasty aroma and a complex flavour of fruit and roasted malt with some smokiness with a bit of a boozy kick in the finish. This is my first Dunkel style beer and I was rather impressed.


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