jhgrantjr (456) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Taste has significantly fallen since InBev took control of this one. At one point it had a decent aroma and taste, but now it is just bland. Not worth drinking. Rating 5 years ago would have been significantly higher.
Chudwick (2443) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle - pours amber with offwhite head and decent lacing for a frosted pint glass. Nose is bready caramel. Flavor adds toast. Mildly sweet. Way too cold.
Hopnose46 (6) - Holmes Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I had this beer about 15 months’ ago. It was outstanding! Great aroma, superb taste - truly a fine German beer.
So, a month or so after, I bought a case. Terrible decision. It was not good at all. Found out that the good tasting beer was the last before Imbev got a hold of it. What a shame. Looks to be another Lowenbrau story in the Budweiser mold.
queenholly (3502) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Green bottle..... surprisingly not skunked. Toasty sweet tea-like malt aroma. Chestnut with a large creamy beige head. Slightly sweet, toasty malt flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (4840) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown, but nearly clear....short tan head.
Aroma is slightly skunked, roast malt.
Caramel malt, roast flavor...a little chocolate.
Maybe decent if fresh.
georgekillian (344) - Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing really to write home about this beer it is not my favorite dark beer and I wouldn’t really recommend it. it does have the typical lager taste though
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at ABC, the pour suggest a brew from these people that actually has a decent taste. Not really the case here, though the aroma is nice; leather, dank hops and light cocoa. The taste is dry, almost chalky cocoa with a touch of hops and a smooth malty finish. Not bad, just not good either.
tonyth1965 (39) - Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice clear, dark pour, very pretty. However, the head is a little thin and doesn’t hang around compared to other dunkels I’ve tried. Taste is actually very good; toasted malt flavors remind me of molasses. Not much to speak of in the way of hops, but it’s just not that type of beer. Finishes well.
MarkSachon (746) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle at Billy’s on Troy Hill in Pittsburgh. Maybe it was the iced mug but I had trouble getting any taste out of this one. A definite skunkiness and musty odor didn’t help matters.
mnmike (1067) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark is an over statement - but this has some redeeming qualities that make it something I could order in a pinch