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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Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Hazy orange caramel - color and flavor. Nice dunkel - medium thick, full malt flavors, not overly sweet, a very quiet hop presence in the background. Tasty!

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!

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.

NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Lots of sweet chocolate and molasses maltiness. Rich earthy brown color with a dainty mocha head. Packed with brown sugar flavored malts in the fore followed by chocolate and molasses. It tends to get a little clyong after a while, but still a very drinkable beer.

TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2006
Pours hazy brownish amber with a thin, mostly receding mocha head. Aroma of alefruits, toffee, caramel, notes of plums, bread dough, and sweet crystal malt. Taste is sweet and pleasant with mild notes of toasted malt, with fruity notes unusual from a lager. Taste is sweet with toasted malt, toffee, with mild vinous fruits. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a rich silkiness and a soft carbonation.

MaBeer1972 (2144) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 24, 2003
This is quickly becoming my favorite style. This brew is a wonderful deep mohagony color with nice frothy head out of the bottle. (Not as dark as the photo there). The aroma is most pleasant and nutty. The flavor is smooth and nutty. Not overly sweet at all. Malts rule here, but the Hallertauers add a nice bite at the end.

jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2006
Appears to be very uncarbonated. Ruddy caramel color. The aroma is nutty with some sweet caramel. Caramel nutty flavor but a bit plain really. Seems that the bottle is a bit old and that somewhere in here there is a better beer. Watery soft body.

Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2003
Highly carbonated brew.Nearly no head,what was there faded into nothingness fast.Nice color,light amber to some what brown.Malty sweet aroma slightly spicy some hints of yeast as well.Malty taste and i think i can even detect the alcohol in this one.It doesn't seem possible at 5.5% but its there.Slightly sweet,with a mild bitterness at the end but it doesn't last long all in all an ok beer,but kind of pricey for what you get.

MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2003
Light brown, not mch head. Nose is malty, hops are definitely noticeable. Malts predominate with the usual caramel tones, but held back by the sweetness. Hops definitely assert themselves at the end, some good bitterness. Lacks body, is a bit thin in the middle, could use to be a bit stickier.

JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Dark amber in color. Roasted chestnut aroma with notes of grassy hops. Rich and nutty with some peated scotch ale-like malts in the middle. Dry, nutty and flowery at the end, but the sweet malt taste lingers.

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