Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ceramic mug. Slight spicy hop and earthy malt on the nose. Earthy, lightly toffeeish character on the palate with a rustic yeast accent. Fairly full-bodied yet fairly refreshing.
Quack-Duck (8568) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear dark brown colour, creamy beige head. Cramale, roasetd malts with a pleasant sweetness and a touch of hops. Delicious and very moreish.
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 From tap at the brewery in Stegaurach. Clear dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma impression is dark, toasty malt with notes of just-burnt bread crust and oily toasted almonds, while aroma hops are herbal and floral, along with the dark malt it gives the impression of anise / licorice. There’s also that distinct and pleasant mineral character that’s unique to Franconia. Medium bodied with noticeable malt richness, it’s lightly sweet with low bitterness, malt is somewhat chewy but the sugar level is moderate to low. In the mouth it’s more of a basic dark caramel syrup and caramelized sugar / pancake batter character, though the toasted grain and bread quality is still present, just not at the level found in the nose. Medium-low silky carbonation presents the malt well, it’s nicely soft and creamy with good flavor balance and no off-notes. It’s not the most expressive Dunkel but like the other Muller products it’s well-made and clean, it smells and drinks wonderfully. The flavor is almost an 8 but there’s a soft touch of what I describe as tootsie roll or caramel chew candy that keeps it at a 7. Still, this could easily be an everyday Dunkles for me, and exceeds the quality of nearly every off the shelf brown ale and dark lager made back in the states. Muller Debring is becoming one of my top-tier Bamberg-area breweries and should not be missed if you’re in the area for beer.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ brewpub. In krug the head disappears rather fast. The aromas are liquid bread, minerals. Thick palate. Has a soy sauce character, nice dark malts, Vegemite, then a dry hoppy finish. Nice.
KyotoLefty (7541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Orange-brown with a tall, airy head and slight, slow bubbles. Nose of toffee, coffee, brown sugar. A bit faint. Toasty, slightly roasty flavor; somewhat stout-like. Dry toast, caramel, coffee, oranges, peaches. Prickly finish with a bit of cinnamon. Dry and drinkable though not hugely interesting.
omhper (21265) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Probably brownish amber, minimal head. Lightly roasty and a bit nutty. Medium sweet with rounded mouthfeel. Rater slim and straightforward. Lightly salty finish with lingering bitterness.
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep amber with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and nuts. Flavour had roasted malt, caramel and toffee notes. A bit of nuts and rye bread towards the finished.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a red-brown beer with a creamy head and the aroma has notes of roassted malt, caramel and nuts. The flavour is moderately, but dry sweetness with notes of roasted malt, syrup, caramel, nuts and the finish is dry.
bierkoning (11111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. dark brown color. Malt, chocolate and caramel in the aroma. Malt, caramel and roast in the flavor. Roastbitter finish. Grassy notes. Well balanced. Don’t serve it too cold. 10 degrees Celsius will do fine.
rauchbier (3665) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, at the Brewpub. Jan 2005. Chestnut brown, moderate off white head and gentle condition. Low fruity malt with a hint of chocolate in the nose, soft and fruitily malty in the mouth with a slight roasted bitterness developing. Lingering toasted bread in the aftertaste.