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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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3.7
muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2004
500 ml bottle, purchased (I think) at Discount in Milwaukee, July 1. Dark, clear maple color, dying off-white fluffy head. Caramel and rye in the aroma, light spiciness and yeast. Much sweetness at the front of the body, very very smooth like the Hell, perhaps some hints of licorice, gin and baked pears. Wants to be drunk quickly, and I’m having to resist. Has almost a thin malted-milk texture, it is so smooth and drinkable. Hops just barely extant. A terrific example of the style, as was the Hell a couple of nights ago. This is a brewery that needs to be better known!

3.7
beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2005
Pours a murky dark orange body with lots of floaties and a thick diminishing rocky offwhite head. Aroma of spices and fruits. Flavor of spices (pepper) and citrus and yeast, it’s acid too, the hops are excellent. Light to medium body, dry mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

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.

3.6
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.

3.6
Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Big toffee and caramel aroma. Rich copper body, creamy tan head, nicely carbonated. Flavor is toffee, prune, caramel, and bready, with an almost toasted feel in the aftertaste. Not as malty as a good doppelbock, but with similar character. A good European session-style beer.

3.6
aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Nice dark brown brown with a distinct reddness with a touch of haziness. This isn't as carbonated as the Roggenbier and the Hell, but it's still lively and the head forms easily, but fades quickly. The flavor is a bit bready or cakey and the middle reminds me a little of wood. Lightly sweet, but sweet isn't the first impression. Even though the flavor doesn't really wow me, I keep reaching back for more. This is a good dunkel and that's all there is to it. The mouthfeel is lively with a good sting of carbonation on the tongue.

3.6
PeterA (342) - EL SALVADOR - NOV 21, 2003
Nice aroma with some hops and citrus to it. I found the appearance to be pleasingly caramel. The flavor is on the sweet side, but pleasant.

3.6
rajendra82 (1103) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2004
The color at medium orange amber seemed a bit too light for a dunkel. The pour indicated a medium carbonation level that formed a one-finger thick short lived fizzy head. The smell was bready sweet malt and earthy yeast with some light hop aroma. The smell reminded me a lot of the English Ales I had been drinking lately. The taste indicated a main flavor reminiscent of sourdough bread and some fruitiness in the form of apples and pears. The hop bitterness was quite restrained. There was also a bit of a tangy citric sourness. The beer was very easy to drink, as there were no funky flavors in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was nice and dense with a feeling of satisfaction after the 500 ml. bottle was drained. A solid simple hearty lager, that had nice session appeal.


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