Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber color, medium head and fairly good lacing. Mild malty nose, slightly toasty. It's a malty beer and is silky smooth. Medium body and finishes a little caramely. A very tasty Dunkel.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber-brown ale with thick head that settles down quickly. Aroma is sweet malt with hints of plums, raisins and coffee. Smooth and medium bodied and slightly crisp. Flavor is highly malty and slightly sweet, fruity and nutty. I'm not a big fan of this style but this is really well done and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear caramel color. Medium fuzzy head. Aroma is weak with malt the only smell. Fairly sweet malty taste that goes down extremely smooth. Nice bittersweet long finish.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6/25/03, draft, Munich. I had the privilege of sampling this one at the lovely little restaurant/biergarten attached to the Ayinger brewery. This arrived at the table clear and garnet-brown with a large, off-white head. The aroma was of sweet, dark roasted malts, molasses cookie and cardamom hops. Sweet malty flavor, rich and mellow. Deliscious dark beer with coffee notes and a lingering bittersweet finish. Smooth, round mouthfeel and great lacing from the top to the bottom of the glass.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2005 Rerate: 5-11-2005. Bottle, lager glass. Thick, rich and creamy off-white head sits on a robust light maroon hued beer that tends to a dark amber where the glass thins. Effervescent carbonation replenishes the head. An absolute looker, wow. Immensely rich malt aroma: cookies, treacle, toasted dark bread, molasses and a touch of semi-sweet chocolate. Ever so soft floral hops. Intriguing hints of strap leather. Delicate notes of dark raisins, port, tobacco, vanilla and honey. Wonderfully complex from what is assuredly a simple malt bill and a clean yeast. Clean and firm malt sweetness is offset by a very light acidic tang the the front of the mouth. Finishes much the same with the addition of a soft floral hoppiness. There’s quite a nice transition of aromas to flavor—not much is left out. Perhaps a bit less sweet than the aroma indicates. Smooth and velvety mouthfeel is of moderate substance and is accompanied by a well-suited, lively carbonation. Amazing how such a malt-focused beer can come across so drinkable and non-cloying without being watery. Fantastic. Wow, I used to be a beer idjit.
Confirms my belief that I’m just not a huge fan of lagers. Very rich malt profile; lighter than the color would make you believe. Funny aftertaste dries out the mouth. Rerate 8/5/03: Great cookie / caramel malt profile, but not much else. Could do with a little more hops or some spices. My original rating stands.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt and grains, slight floral hops and grapefruit. Banana and clove with raisin smells with a nice dose of yeast. Average fizzy beige head that vanishes after a few minutes. Clear carmel red color. Acidic and sour flavors at first followed by a short acidic finish. Easy on the palate and semi watery but easy to drink. Soft carbonation with a slightly astringent finish. Overall a very straight forward dunkel with nice complexities. Refreshing and easy to drink even with the interesting aroma.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colour, and a fluffy head. sweet, malty aroma. as well as a fairly sweet taste. low bitterness.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Faint nose of caramel, translucent brown. I thought it was on the thin side. Somewhat dry finish.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear copper. malty, cocoa-ish aroma. good bready, roasty malt flavours with some maply and chocolatey sweetness. good roasty bitter finish
hotstuff (4763) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Dunkel had a large tan head with fine-small bubbles. The body is reddish-brown and it has a caramel aroma to it. The lacing was fair on the sides of my glass. It had a hint of coffee in the taste. This was a decent Dunkel, but I have had better.