Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured into a wide flute glass. Nice dark amber color, transparent with two fingers of head that fell to a quarter finger in a minute.
Well, it smells like a regular Beck’s. Metallic with a hint of malt.
Tastes like nothing... then a metal flavor followed by the characteristic bitter of a Berlin Lager. A big miss on style.
Light bodied, moderate carbonation.
No malt in the body or taste, no real flavor and not even close to a Dunkel. It is just a darker colored Beck’s. Stay away.
gbeerrater (22) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 18, 2014
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Another dud, dark but with properties of a lager that is pretty sweat although has this weird oily metallic taste but thats only if you get past the skunk smell when opening.
Thought a dunkel needed decoction mashing where a portion of the grains are boiled and returned to the mash.?
The term Dunkel means Dark however Tmav’y Czech or Slovak which is weird for a Bremen Germany brew.
gopherfan99 (424) - CROATIA - APR 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, deep brown pour with a white head, slightly sweet with roasted malt and caramel but not much better than the light Beck’s.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and strange for this brewery. The style almost same as the Bavarian ones although it is known for it’s pilsners.
hombrepalo (1824) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle at a greek resturant. Opaque black body topped with a thick, beige creamy head. Good malty aroma with light roasty hints. Malty/hoppy taste is well balanced. It carries roasty notes and ends with a decent bitter/roasty finish.
zathrus13 (1715) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours brown, with a off white head. Aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is slightly roasted malt, some sugar, and a little bit of hops. Not bad and easy drinking.
ColovianTrader (269) - - JAN 13, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Has some redeeming qualities, but overall not worth your time. Starts with some chocolate, toffee and dark cherry flavors, but is upended by a bitter, metallic taste that reminds me of a dirty penny. Good carbonation but much to thin to handle the flavors.
Fritz123 (966) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on a little pontoon boat cruise watching Epcott’s fireworks show. Medium amber-brown in color and fairly thin. Small eggshell head. Aroma of roasted malts, metal, caramel, and toffee. The taste is similar with a decent malty bite. Medium body, light carbonation. Finish of caramel and toffee. Actually not too bad.
MikeJslc (741) - USA - NOV 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium brown, clear, beige head. Aroma of pilsner malt, tiny hint of cocoa. Flavor: grainy pilsner malt with a corn-like quality followed by a grainy/biscuity dryness, touch of baker’s chocolate, a little metallic hint in there. I recall having better bottles than this particular one, it might be a little old.
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wow this stuff is bad. Poured a lighter brown with a beige head. Aroma was just straigh skunk and nothing else. Flavor was skunk and mild toast/roast. Not surprised though.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Oktoberfest. Pours a deep clear dark brown to black with a thin to medium sized white head. Roast and a little bit of cocoa on the nose. Medium-bodied a little bit of chocolate touch of malt and caramel. Cocoa chocolate a touch of coffee into a bit of bitterness and grain on the finish.