harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really nice and very drinkable dunkel. A bit of fruit intermingles nicely with a light bit of dark cocolate and caramel with just a bit of sweet toffee. This goes down so smooothely, and is so light in body, that next thing you know the bottle is empty, leaving you craving something more.
warriorx99 (85) - USA - MAY 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark reddish-brown with a fizzy head that disappears quickly. The aroma is kind of nutty with a slight cherry caramel smell. The beer is a bit nutty with a potent sweet caramel flavor that disappears quickly with a weak watery finish.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This comes across a bit thin for me. The body is a deep caramel color that reflects the sweet nose. Nice frothy beige head, while it lasts. Thin bodied, the flavor is a diluted caramel with some nutty bitterness and a light earthy hopping. The finish is watery but sweet. One could drink several of these before realizing what had happened.
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beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This dunkel pours a dark brown color from a 500ml. bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is dark malt, caramel and sweet. A light to medium bodied dunkel. Malts are caramel, fruity and semi-sweet. Lots of chocolate and roasty malt flavor in this beer. It is perhaps a touch watery and mild in flavor, but still a very drinkable dunkel. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
DarkElf (3037) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500 ml bottle: $1.99 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Plenty of dark, toasty, chocolate malts in this dunkel, a beer that like the other German dunkels I’ve tried, shows only mild sweetness and bitterness. But on the other hand, there is also a modest amount of roastiness that jumped out with my first sip. The chocolate is probably the most noticeable flavor in the finish. The nose is malty, but not particularly aromatic or exciting. Body is medium. A light tan head sits atop the medium-dark brown body, rising to over an inch in height before settling to a wide ring. Yet another tasty German treat in the dunkel category.
Holy cow, I just noticed the Best By date on this bottle: 28-Nov-2003! I really need to pay more attention to this stuff when I buy beer, even at reputable beer stores. Maybe that’s why this beer was so chocolaty and toasty. Hmm, maybe I should let my dunkels sit for a year or two from now on.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - NOV 16, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark reddish brown appearance, good creamy head formation. Dark, fruity, braedy malt aroma. Burnt fruitcake flavor, fairly subdued by a toasty dryness. Dry bitter finish. Flavor is a little too mellow.
argo0 (11710) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear, dark brown body with creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, nutty, some bread, light anise. Taste is sweet, caramel, nutty, some bread, faint earthy. Creamy medium body, some sticky, light carbonation.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2003
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Possesses a slight sourness. Doesn't go down quite as easily as the Aass Bayer I just had, but they're close as dunkels go. Slightly watery, though in the glass it looks clear brown like a typical dunkel should. Possesses considerably more flavor than the Auerhahn Alt I just had.