Formerly brewed at Bürgerbräu Wolnzach
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Wolnzach, Germany


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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Altfränkisches Dunkel is a traditional beer style of Franken, in northeastern Bavaria. It is dark in color with full malty flavors and sweetness balanced by spicy Hallertauer hops.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2858) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2004
Medium sized light tan head, fair retention, minimal lace. Hazy brown color. Malty, nutty nose. Medium body. Grainy, bready malt flavors with a hint of dark roast malts. Finish is dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7513) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 Bottle (BB Mar 08). Head is mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a hint of honey. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Seems like a recipe change since I had it a few years ago...quite weak now (old score = 3.6).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2004
Copper body with a weak white head. Caramel, yeast, buttery nose. Some fruit. Flavor had some fruitiness and malt. A refreshing drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2584) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Pours with a one-fingered white head that fades quickly and leaves hardly any lace. Cloudy amber color. The nose is musty and metallic - unusual for any beer. Light - medium carbonation. Starts sweet but thin bodied, finishes smooth. $2.99 for a 500ml bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Dark ruby brown body with a spongy tan head. Wonderful chewy malted aroma. Succulent raisins, sticky sugar, and white grapes. Dark bubbles cling the glass inside the body and seem to hang suspended the hazy liquid. Moist gummy mouth feel. Chewy nuts, toasted grain, butter, and a light hop bitterness. Delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Light chestnut, hazy. Nice tan head fades quickly. Malt flavors predominate--the sweetness becomes more apparent as it warms above cooler temperature. The Hallertau tops are not much in evidence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Caramel colored body with a thin, off-white head. Chewy, malty aroma with light chocolate, toffee, varied bits of citrus fruit and some nuts. A moderate body that is fairly full, but doesn't last long. The nice malt character lasts well into the flavor. Great toasted malts balance the sweetness. Just a touch of hops in the finish adds variety and depth. A really enjoyable and drinkable dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2004
This was a great tasty beer. Pours a light murky brown, with just a small foamy head. The aroma is sweet and nutty. The flavor is a great roasted, dark flavor, with syrupy dark chocolate flavors, walnuts, oak and honey roasted peanuts. Tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Pours a dirty brown with an off-whitehead. Aroma is yeasty and bready. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Spices, bread, fruit, and yeast on the tongue. Not a bad beer, but it really reminded of a loaf of bread.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10923) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Dictionary definition of crystal clear amber. Medium-sized, frothy, beige head. Good retention and lacework. The aroma is very malty and fruity with notes of strawberry, peach, honey and toffee. Great bouquet. Despite being very fruity and malty in flavor, this is one very well-balanced brew. I don't smell the hops, but I taste them. The yeast and malt govern this lager. The hops are an afterthought... a very nice afterthought. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, clean finish.

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