RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A German "Dunkel" (dark) brewed as a Lager with Two Row Malt, Munich Malt and some Roasted Malts. Spiced up with German Hops from the Hallertau and a German Lager Yeast gives this Brew a nice dunkel (dark) color and some Malt sweetness with a nice finish of balanced Hops and a little chocolaty taste for the finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1739) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown pour with a nice creamy beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, wheat, and char. Nice smoky roast malt flavor with subtle chocolate and coffee in the background. Some bitterness there as well. Some chocolate in the aftertaste. Smooth palate. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2994) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Much stronger coffee and chocolate notes than other dunkels I’ve had. Not at all a bad thing, in my book.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
brotan1 (12) - Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Had this beer at Scarborough Faire in Waxahachie (2013) This was my first introduction to Franconia and I thought it was a middle of the road Dunkel.. medium sweet aroma, nice and dark, I expected a bigger flavor but for the most part it was plain. Overall I say this is a good sipping beer to drink at the end of the winter or beginning of spring.. One might even drink this to compliment a nice plate of spare ribs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Tried this beer on tap at The Flying Saucer in Addison, TX. Taste: sweet malt with cocoa and coffee notes. A decent dunkel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1985) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
I think this is one of Franconia’s better beers. I’m not a huge fan of their beer profiles but for the style this is a decent offering. A slight roasted aroma with sweet malt is what hit me first. This is continued in the taste; however, I would have preferred it to be a bit stronger. The color was typical dunkel-dark and the palate was nothing unique. Not bad because it followed the beer’s traditional profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Dark brown color with tan foam. Dry black malt, ash aromas. medium body. Dry, lagered black malt flavors with some smoke, ash--decent

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
crajun (1201) - , Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2012
from older notes; on tap at holy grail. no aroma; I was in a bar. my notes say this was flat nasty and soapy.. cardboard??

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Pours chesnut brown with a small head. Tastes of bland malt and cardboard with subdued, but slightly spicy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2011
On Tap at the Holy Grail-Copper color with small light head, Smell Of Spice and bread..Taste is Spice, malts and hops with a Light palate..Its an ok Dunkel beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2011
On tap at the Holy Grail Pub. The beer pours a dark brownish-red color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of toffee and caramel malts with a little bit of chocolate malt mixed in. The flavor is full of chocolate and darker malts with a little bit of smoke character also coming through. The beer is pretty sweet due to all of the malts. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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