I am going to start a beer series about German beers in the medium to low price segment. With Flensburger Dunkel, I begin with the northest German brewery, Flensburger Brauerei. North Germans refer to the name "Flens" when ordering such a beer.
OK, let's evaluate 'Flens Dunkel', or for the English tongue 'Flens Dark'.
One of the hoppiest German beers, IMO, ('friesisch-herb means Frisian-bitter') is the Jever beer but I think Flens comes really close to Jever's taste.
Perhaps, it's a Frisian beer tradion, Jever is a city in East Frisia - Flensburg is located next to the North Frisia region.
Well, 'Flens Dark' is somewhat different - maltier due to roasting of the barley, but hoppy.
Y'know, the brew masters have their distinguished recipes - this one is grade A, by producing a beer of freshness combined with the ideal mixture of malted barley and hops.
This brew has 4.8 per cent alc v/v, and is offered in smaller 330 mL bottles (about 11.5 fl oz) with swing top, making a neat 'plop' when you open it fast enough.
Regular Price: 12 euros ($16.85) for a case of 24 small bottles, meaning €0.75 ($1.05) for the half litre bottle equivalent (17 fl oz). (Special offers for 10 euros per case are often available, too.)
Flens beer is a favorite brand in North Germany, especially in Schleswig-Holstein that borders with Denmark. The major border city for Danish shoppers is Flensburg, indeed.