Brewery: Brauerei Trunk Alte Klosterbrauerei
Nose: rich malt, chocolate
Body: full, medium carbonation
Palate: rich malt, touch of chocolate, roast, underlying hops
Finish: semi-dry, bittersweet
Served: on tap at the brewery
Impression: This was a beer that had lived in my memory for 17 years before finally returning in 2019. I’d had a few bottles over the years but there’s nothing quite like drinking a beer on tap, on site. It came out, looking a chestnut beauty. It’s the kind of dry Dunkles that Franconia is noted for and while it goes well with food, its certainly a session beer in its own right. The long finish is not overly dry or bitter but moreish.