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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2003
Ahhh,this was a good choice on this sunny/cool afternoon.Excellent looking,glowing-oarnge,with a meaty, tan,head.Pleaseant,complex aroma.Big spicy hop/sweet malt lead the way with undertones of yeast and bread. Mouthfeel is soft and lusciously,thick.Fizzy beginning,with following flavors of nuts,bready,sweet malts.The finish starts out with lingering,caramel before the spicy hops are noticable.Great spicy hop burps.Slight yeast flavors come out but never stay.Excellent nutty/caramel lingering in the throat.Darn good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (6000) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Deep amber with a taller lasting off white head. Slightly buttery malt aroma. Flavors of sweet malt and light mocha. Some wort like qualities (unfermented sweetness) that distract from the better qualities.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2011 Speckeld hazel; unfiltered. Off white foam consists of large and small bubbles with moderate retention. Aroma of iron, leaf, concord grape, buttered toffee, fruit cake, soft milk chocolate notes, black currant, and pecan. Smooth palate. Light acidity up front is quickly balanced by light chocolate, dark bread, vinous notes, soft earthy hop, and assorted nuts. Lingering coffee, lightly burnt caramel, and light earthiness in the mellow finish. With a more assertive aroma and malt depth to better counter the acidity, this would be markedly improved. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ducati (37) - Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2003
Dark chestnut color would be beautiful if you could see through the haze. Very appealing spicy Hallertauer aroma (one of my favorite hops). As I mentioned on my rating of the Wolnzacher Hell the malt/hop characters were very skewed by the yeast bite. Too bad because it seemed as though a beer I would love normally.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13752) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 Cloudy dark copper with medium tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, yeast, and some roasty, and is more complex than I'm used to having in a dunkel. Taste is initially sweet and caramel, and then there's a delicate roastiness on the back half into the swallow. A quality dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2003
A very good beer. Pours out to a cloudy amber in the glass resembling a glass of strong, freshly poured apple cider. The head quickly leaves and in its place is a fresh aroma of malt and yeast. The taste is very, very good. There is a malt explosion that isn't overwhelming, but inviting. I was waiting for a sweet finish due to the malt taste, but it was only light with a slight hop taste as well. A very drinkable beer. This brewery may only have been in existence since 1999, but they brew beer like they've beer around a long time.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2002
This is the worst beer that I have ever tasted in my entire life and I think this is the 222 beer that I have tried. It smelled and tasted like vomit...I hope that I had a bad bottle so that I can justify its rancidness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2002
I’ve had very few dunkles, and have always found them to be a hair too sweet, and I always was left wanting a touch more hops. I found a great one here, sent by urbnhautebourg. Superbly crafted, very slightly caramelly sweet, excellently hopped, goes down as smooth as is possible for a beer -- yet it is in no way unchallenging. My advice is too really sit with this one and not to have it with food. This brewery is excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gbzia (195) - Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2002
Slightly sweet, good malt and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2002
Slightly hazt dark red color. Semisweet nose of caramel and mat. Body is spritzy with notes of smoke, roast and malt. Finishes with a nice hoppy bite.

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