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


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RATINGS: 88   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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Oakes (17684) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2002
Toasty amber lager; slight smokiness, clean malt flavours; light finish let me down.

argo0 (14127) - 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.

madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2006
Bottled: Brown/red coloured. Unclear. Brownish dense head. Sweetness, brown sugar, caramel, spice and fruit in the nose. Heavy malty little buggar. Flavour is much like aroma. Caramel, liqourice, spice, brown sugar and some berries. Medium to full bodied. Smooth and pleasant. Is a bit roasted in the end. Excellent brew. Thanks to Joss for this.

shrubber85 (11408) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Bottle. Syrupy sweet malt aroma. Cloudy red-brown color with small head. Maple syrup sweetness primarily with a stale barley flavor as well. Not quite cloying but still way too sweet for the style - however this tasted a bit old so that may account for the off-flavor.

hopscotch (11104) - 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.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Wolnzacher Nikolausbier Altfrankisches Dunkel
Date: 12/29/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Beverage Resort

dark red, headless, sweet carmel malt aroma and flavor, just enough bitterness in the finish to keep it from being too sweet

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Score: **+/4
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MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A big-bubbled, fleeting head stands over the muddy, ruddy brown.
-The caramel of a scotch ale greets the nose, along with plenty of earthy yeast.
-Wet earth dominates the yeast character, letting the sweet fruitiness of dates converse with a few herbal hops.
-The quiet carbonation provides an easy, lean mouthfeel.

What if you dig deeper?
-Wooden, herbal hops soon appear in the nose, behind all the yeast and sweetness.
-Some berry fruitiness is found when digging through patches of wet soil.
-This is another idiosyncratic brew from Bürgerbräu, which I’m sure performs even better fresh vom Fäss.

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PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2005
Jax Package Store, Sandy Springs, Ga. - 1 Pint .9 oz bottle. Murky, caramel colored pour with an almost too thick khaki-colored head - almost a distraction. Not much of an aroma, a trace of nuts perhaps, a wisp of chocolate. Some molasses and maple syrup in the flavor, not overly flavorful or exciting. Mouthfeel is a tad thin and the finish is a bit on the metallic side.

Ernest (7696) - 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).

jonas (7583) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 15, 2005
Subtle toffee and aromatic hop aroma. Crimsom coloring and a creamy tanned head. Honeyish malt, roasted chocolaty notes blanketaed with a herbal and flowery hop profile. Medium to light body, sparkly mouthfeel. Nice, must be really good fresh.

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