RATINGS: 95   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 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10931) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4937) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2010
On tap at the Gingerman in Plano. Dark brown garnet pour with small beige head. Aroma is raisins, caramel. Flavor is coffee, roast, light smoke. Not remotely sweet. Bubbly mouthfeel. Not a great dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
This beer pours black with a medium beige head that lasts. The aromas are light chocolate and malt. The flavors are light chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Overall an average beer, but quite drinkable.

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