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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
Gravity at the Swan and Rushes annual German Beer Fest, Leicester. A bit of sweet choc and a smooth, clean Lager feel. Easy drinking and a nice enough flavour. Not too complex, or deep in flavour, but pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2009
Courtesy of Fonefan. The color is dark, red mahogany and the head is nice and creamy. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, syrup and slightly dusty grain. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, dark syrup, caramel, light chocolate and the finish is slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2009
Barrel Draught at the GBBF Earl’s Court, London 09/08/2008 Some roast aroma. Small white head. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and malty with a crisp roast finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2009
Dark brown with a lasting tan head. Toffee aroma with a nutty touch. Sweet malty flavour with rich toffee character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2010
Bottled@GBBF2009. Deep murky reddish brown colour with a mediumsized foamy beige head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is caramel malts, some burnt sugar, mild dark dry fruits as well as some slight earthyness. Flavour is sweet malts along with some slight bittery and earthcellary notes. Smooth and quite nice.
Earlier Rating: 9/5/2008 Total Score: 3.7
Draught. Deep amber colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, some wood and mildly grassy hops. Flavour is roast, dark fruits, hops and some caramel in a really nice and smooth mix. Very enjoyable dunkel!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
From tap. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty to breadish. Mild sweet, roasted malty and caramelish to breadish. Ends light bitter mixed with a light sweetness. Dry and roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2012
Red to brown colored beer with a small off white head. Malty nose with caramel and dark fruits. Flavors of burned malts with the accompanying bitterness, some caramel and bread. Very tastful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (7351) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is clear medium brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted nuts/bread, coffee, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Another decent brew from Nothelfer. They aren’t very exciting brews, but they are very clean, and quite pleasant. This one has some nifty malt character (coffee, nuts, caramel, bread crust), but I wish it was more aromatic. Good balance in the mouth, but unfortunately very light bodied and thus not terribly satisfying to drink. Franconia is certainly no different from anywhere else in the world, there are plentiful brewing issues to be found (diacetyl, husky malt, etc.). The signal:noise ratio is about as mediocre as anywhere else with a decent brewing culture...so this is a nice ray of clean sunshine into my sampling explorations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4207) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle, pours a dark red-brown with a lasting thin beige head. Malty, lightly roasty and cocoa nose, good hoppy bitterness then a chewy malt body, dry with touches of cocoa, burnt caramel and a vegetal bitterness in the finish. A nice Frankish Dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (2089) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle 50cl. Clear dark chestnut brown color, one finger thick creamy beige head, recedes only slowly to athick layer, good lacing; aroma sweet and roasted malts, caramel, fruit syrup, brown sugar, hint of licorice; moderate sweet, roasty, light bitter; medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation, prickly on the tongue; first mild bittersweet finish, becomes more bitter after a while.

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