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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.4
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.

3.3
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

3.7
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.

4.2
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with ruby highlights when held to the sun. Lots of chocolate/mocha/coffee flavors and a nice roasty aroma. Mouthfeel is a bit creamy due to low carbonation level. One of the best dunkels I have had and one of my favorites from this brewery.

2.9
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2011
[Tap] It’s great to see some Franconia beers being distributed in Oklahoma now. Pours a very dark shade of brown without any head. Aroma of hazelnut, chalky malts and dry chocolate. The taste was quite intersting. Prominent cherry/amaretto taste is somewhat surprising. Sweet malts and some chocolate are evident throughout. The palate was a tad light, with low carbonation levels. Not sure if this is what they were going for in the beer, so I’ll have to give it another try.

3
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2011
On tap - Holy Grail Pub. Brown color with a light khaki head. Roasted malt and nutty aromas - more roasted malt and a bit of chocolate flavor. Not bad - one of my wife’s favorite brews.

3.2
Sammer (1119) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
On draught at The Holy Grail in Plano, TX. Cola colored pour with a thin head. Aroma is earthy and malty. Taste is slightly creamy, with a light hopiness to it. Decent.

3.6
hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Hand bottle… Clear, very dark, mahogany lager with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The nutty aroma presents pistachios and almonds intermingled with mild notes of chocolate and coffee. Light to medium-bodied and mildly creamy with gentle carbonation. The well-balanced flavor provides a modest note of chocolate and a splash of espresso. A bit thin. Crisp, watery, refreshing finish. This must be the lager equivalent of a brown ale. Thanks to ericandersnavy for providing the large sample!

3.8
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer Addison. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of Munich malts with a hint of roast. Lighter side of medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Flavor of dark german malts countered by a soft spicy bitterness. Cocoa and nut notes on the finish. Pretty solid for a Dunkel.

3.4
travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
On tap at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano. Dark brownish in color, beige colored head, and looks ok. The smell is wheat, malts, sweetness, and slight chocolate. The taste is wheat, malts, sweet, chocolate, and a touch of hops.


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