kevnic2008 (8047) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep red with a white head. Light sweet malt nose. Taste is bready malt. Easy drinking.
Idiosynkrasie (3796) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear reddish amber colour with average to huge, firm, frothy to creamy, moderately lacing, off-white head. Nice dark malty aroma, slightly grainy, a touch of hay, also hints of chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet dark malty, minimally grainy, a dry husk note. Tasty.
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper colour with a white lacy head. Aroma of nuts, toasted malts and grass. Flavour of toasted malts, nuts, some licorice, grassy hops and bread. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a nutty, malty and bitter finish with some licorice. Good one.
hawanna (2157) - GERMANY - JUL 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l bottle
caramel, roasty, chocolate, coffee, earthy, leaves, basement aromas, brown, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, creamy, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
kappldav123 (4925) - GERMANY - JUL 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass very dark, nice head. Intense malty aroma. Starts very malty, with lots of caramel, modest sweet. Soft-malty finish, still wonderful caramel and chocolate notes. Great beer!
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is robust, the body orange-brown. It smells grassy-hoppy, darkmalty, fresh and a bit smokey. The taste is malty, darkmalty, grassy-hoppy-smokey. Nice one! 11/12/13/13/11/12
culchiem (2518) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep amber with a thin head. Aroma of chocolate malt and nut. Flavour is toasted, crumbly chocolate with a roast background, dry bitterness on the palate
Grzesiek79 (3199) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 22, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
chocolate, spruce, cheese, earthy, leather, butterscotch, ginger, cough drop, smoke, brown, brown foam, rocky head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and very nutty. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 101211
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
This elegantly toasty lager is balanced out by herbal hops and their bitterness in a svelte mouthfeel. This is redolent of a Vienna more than a classic Dunkel.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A ring of foam circles the clear dark amber.
-Their toasted malt character is different from any other toasted malts I’ve had. Gives them a nice house personality in their Zwickl, Festbier and Dunkel.
-There are no roast notes at all. Even the toast character could be considered moderate.
-The herbal hops possess wet, nearly vegetal edges.
-This is barely darker than their Zwickl; they are obviously of the same lineage in the grain bill and hop profile as well.
On tap at the brewery restaurant.