Bürgerbräu Wolnzacher (Nikolausbier) Altfränkisches Dunkel

 
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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%
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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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3.8
austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 4, 2002
The Hallertau hops are barely noticeable. The ale is dark reddish in the glass and oddly, I may be able to taste the 5.5% alcohol. Very flavorful and tasty.

3.8
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2003
Very attractive medium brown, hazy appearance. Nice off-white head. Malty, spicy aroma. Toasted malts blended with a butter toffee taste to leave a well- rounded overall impression.

3.8
Shag (3059) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Aroma is chocolatey. Appearance is brown. Flavor is mostly sweet and slightly syrupy with a definite chocolate and caramel flavor. This is a very nice beer although it is a little sticky sweet. This is beer's answer to a Yoo-Hoo chocolate drink.

3.8
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.

3.8
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2004
On tap at the Anam Cara. I’m not well versed in this style, but from what I’ve had this is a solid version. Light toffee and smokiness in the aroma. Medium body, velvety head and smoothness; quite a bit of chocolate milk in the flavor, firm malts, dry finish.

3.8
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2005
Reddish amber, very cloudy. The head that forms a top of it looks like the top of the rocky mountains, in the clouds mind you. Intricately fruity nose surprises me because of its syrupy edge that I somehow associate with a purple aroma, some flower I’m not familiar with. The fruit top ground is sleeping in a yeast pillow, it might be old for it shows more musty character than I’d expected even from such a yeasty line. Light caramel and damp earth catch into the floral hallertau to bring out weird oregano and grapes flavours, branches included, pretty vegetal in fact. The first thing I think of when sipping (and it might be pure hazard with this beer) is blood oranges. Growing on you tart character, earthy, dry and fruity, a few grapes were left in the old attic of the country house you just bought. Apples, pears, cherries etc. Fun beer, I want more by the end of the glass. Fairly light bodied still, though fully carbonated. One of those mysterious beers that I’d need to have 2-3 of before figuring out how I feel about them. Is this really brewed with regards to the 1516 purity law?

3.8
BigBeer45 (1585) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2008
500ml bottle, I cannot find a date on the label or bottle, pours a hazy (with some murkiness) ruby with brown edges, has a tan head of varied bubbles, head disappears to a ring after a few moments, head is foamy with some large bubbles floating around, bottom of the bottle was covered with dark sediment, big aroma of rich dark bread and a sweetness that surrounds it, there is some chocolate, brown sugar, prominent dark bread aroma throughout, some earthiness and grass aromas, nose is very nice on this beer, flavor of dark bread and faint chocolate, surrounded in a sweetness that continues, there is some hop bitterness that plays at the finish, caramel in the background, nice mouth feel which is medium or so, with a medium or less carbonation, a nice drink, I recommend it.

3.7
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.

3.7
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2006
From a 1pt. 9oz. euro brown bottle with no bottled/freshness date. Made a good appearance, poured a murky ruby hued brown with a creamy pale tannish head that settled into a thin creamy lacing. Had a caramel buttery and nutty nose with whiffs of spicy hops and raisins. A malty crisp, creamy smooth full bodied mouth feel, good drinkability. Caramelized buttery and sour dark fruits taste, the fruits have a sour candy-like quality, light on the sweetness, a little hazelnut, a nice spiciness from the hops towards the end and a semi-dry, caramel malty finish. A good Dunkel from Wolnazacher, tasty and balanced, very qauffable.

3.7
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Maltly smells featuring worstcheshire and caramel. Deep brown with a small foam cap. Smooth malty flavors with some umami presence. Very smooth with a clean semi-sweet finish.


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