Koelschtrinker (11037) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Trocken malziger und recht milder Antrunk, bereits hier eintönig. Mild, langweilig, kein Arome entwickelt sich - egal in welche Richtung. Sehr langweilig, dezent röstig. Unspektakulär. 8/7/6/7//7
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s hazy dark copper with a creamy, lasting head. The aroma has notes of butter and caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and slightly harsh with notes of burnt caramel and butter. The finish is slightly sweet and harsh - a little boring.
pivnizub (9004) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bügelverschlußflasche (purchased at the Brauereigasthof): Slightly hazy, amber - not copper - coloured, extremely stable, rocky beige head; grassy hoppy nose with a barnyardy background and a tinge of roasted malt; solid bitter-sweet flavour, soft F, light to medium bodied; lingering hoppy finish, balanced by sweet caramel and a tinge of yeast. Tastes far better than it smells........
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(swing top bottle) Hazy, amber colour with a huge and persistent light-beige foamy head. Light-sweet and slightly yeasty toast-malty aroma, slightly leafy with caramel, rounded up with spicy herbal hops. Light-bitter flavour, quite slim for an abv of 5.6% but it is never watery, crispy on the tongue. Toasty malty taste with caramel and balanced herbal hoppy flavours; dry, slightly toasted and moderately bitter finish with pleasant herbal and slightly spicy hoppy notes. Not too fat, but well rounded hoppy Dunkel (08.05.08).
kevnic2008 (8450) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is light sweet, malty, notes of caramel. Flavor is also malty, light roasty, caramel and a light butter, light roasty finish.
MartinT (8127) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Toasted malts break into earthy angles as mild bitterness is emboldened by a fluffy mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is lots of foam lacing atop the hazy brown.
-Malts could be better developed for my tastes in Dunkel.
-The flavor profile is balanced.
-There are so many great Dunkels in Germany that this one felt forgettable to me.
Quack-Duck (8065) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, traded with pivnizub - díky! Hazy amber colour, large and creamy head. Full-bodied, very spicy with flavours of malt and intensive hoppy flavours. Shy hints of caramel and roasetd malt. Quite hoppy for a Dunkel.
shrubber85 (7938) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swing-top bottle. Toffee malt and hay/light barnyard aroma - very nice. Slightly hazy dark amber color with large head. Sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter grass/fresh hay hops. Mild cola aftertaste. An excellent dunkel.
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Bavaria.
Malty aroma. Hazy red/brown. Bittersett, malty. Some burned sugar. Rich, smooth, a nice little bite in the tail. Worth seeking out.
jonas (5772) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks pivnizub.
Clear dark copper with a few floaties, impressive golden foam. Aromatic hop nose.
Citric and dry grassy entry, toasted bread. Dry hop mouthfeel, citric exhaling. Medium bozy fizzly mouthfeel. Nice!