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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A dark, export beer, brewed with dark special malts, aromatic. A palate joy for lovers of more dark beers.

Formerly Allgäuer Urbayrisch Dunkel.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2364) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5089) - 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!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (10563) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2743) - 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

3.1
   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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy deep brown with 1-finger tan head. Aroma of heavy Wheaties, nuts, some tannins and brown sugar. Tastes richly malty, like a bowl of Wheaties, with some figs, nuts, ovaltine. Fairly dense palate, and not sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2006
(50cl bottle) Medium beige head atop clear copper body, decent lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, caramel, some spicy, nut. Taste is moderately sweet, nutty, caramel, some cherry, chocolate. Soft, watery light-medium body, light stickiness.


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