Brewed by Allgäuer Brauhaus (Oetker Group)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Kempten, Germany


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A dark, export beer, brewed with dark special malts, aromatic. A palate joy for lovers of more dark beers.

Formerly Allgäuer Urbayrisch Dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUN 26, 2008
This one had the ability to transcend my utter disappoint for everything else from this brewing group, but it didn’t because it is so goddman sweet. There are a lot of great flavors here, caramel and toffee, dark fruits, but it would be great if it finished off dry and bitter, but it stays sweet throughout, not quite to the point of being cloying, but an unaturally amount to the point where it was unenjoyable to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - APR 14, 2008
50cl bottle purchased at Chevy Chase Wine & Liquor. Pours a cranberry brown, with a thin, sandy off-white head. Even with a hard pour, can’t get more than 1/2 an inch. Still, what little head there is laces incredibly. Strong, sweet smell = caramel, cherries, leather. Taste is also sweet, but much better than the aroma. Anise, honey, figs, raisins, all in a creamy mouthful. Drying ending is roasted coffee bitters, makes the inside of your cheek sweat. Alcohol feels but doesn’t taste. Tongue a little numbed from the anise and alcohol. Needless to divulge, I enjoyed this rarity very much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2652) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Draft at Zum Schneider. Poured dark, and tasted great, maybe not quite enogh sweeteness but still I thought it was pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Bottle: Pours a transparent ruby copper with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Sweet toasty caramel malty aroma has some lightly bready German yeast. Body has decent thickness and sweet dark caramel maltiness with some doughy German lager yeast toward a thinner, slightly drier finish. A pretty good dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Bottle. Alternating sweet and dry aroma, caramel and roast malt with red berry. Grapey malt touches, but not as much as in a Bock. Beautiful murky brown / chestnut pour with a big lacing rocky tanned head. Nutty taste with red berry swirling. Medial sweetness balanced by faint bitterness. Really tasty and addictively quaffable. Mf is excellent – crisp and silken, light-medium body with a good dose of malt. Solid Dunkel!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (11403) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2007
Bottle. Pears on syrup in the aroma. Malty flavor with caramel and pear, flowing into a slight caramelly bitter aftertaste. Not too well balanced and a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (3003) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, toffee, and some spice. Flavor is caramel, molasses and some malt sweetness. a decent brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
Sweet rich beer, close to cloying at times, chocolate, caramel, cereal, and candy cherry. Lots of flavors in the malts keep it interesting with a lot of roasty and nutty flavors. Palate is thick and heavy, chewy towards the finish. Pours muddy brown with a soapy off-white head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2960) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Pours a murky orangey brown color, a decent initial head, weak lacing, pretty boring appearance. Aroma was strong caramel and some chocolate. Flavor was sickly sweet caramel, chocolate notes, molasses, sticky. Only a slight detection of some grassy hops, otherwise this isn’t finishing lager crisp at all. A miserable representation of what Germany can do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Also found this one at Stateline in Md. Pours a nice deepamber/woody brown with light carbonation and a lasting small head. Aroma is nutty, grainy, toasted malts, light chocolate, some caramel and a light herbal and slightly metallic hops. Ok grainy flavor, a bit weak overall even for a dunkel, light malts, somewhat stale, soem light hops in the end. Mouthfeel was a bit weak and not as rounded or smooth as many other higher quality german dunkels like Ayinger.

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