Brevard Munich Dunkel
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brevard Brewing Company’s darkest beer--finally, a welcome alternative to the mandatory Porter found in nearly every craft brewery line-up in the country.  Dunkel literally means "dark" in German, but don’t let the dark color fool you.  This is still a German lager beer.  While chocolate malt and an abundance of German Munich malts provide a solid malt backbone, the medium body and lager fermentation make this beer surprisingly drinkable.  If a Porter and an Oktoberfest had a baby, this would be it.  Tastes like a dark beer, but drinks like a Pilsner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2015
On tap at the brewery in Sept. 2012 (from notes). Pours a clear but very dark mahogany color, with a durable tan head that leaves just the right (aesthetically) amount of lacing on the glass. M: Very smooth; medium body; medium-low carbonation; slightly dry at finish. This is an excellent dunkel, even by Bavarian standards (which I just visited again last month). It probably helps that this American micro-brewer specializes in lagers. It does depart from my impression of a typical German dunkel in using a bit more dark malt, or some malt that is bit darker, leading to a more pronounced dark malt component in the aroma and, even more so, in the flavor. Indeed, the long lasting flavor of dark malts is certainly on of this beer’s strong points.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Brewvival 2015 Trip #45. Keg at Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park. Pours a clear copper with a thin creamy tan head.Good head retention. Aroma of raisin, toasted malt, caramel, mild dark fruits. The taste is bready malt, caramel, mild roasted malt and raisins. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3154) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Pours a deep reddish brown on tap with fluffy tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma is dark german malts, munich and chocolate, with a hint of lager yeast frutiness. Taste follows, clean and crisp with a nice robust body. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pineypower (2830) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Thanks to Dave for this one. Pours out a light reddish color with a small off white head. Aroma is of some light fruit, dough, mild sweetness. Taste is odd, caramel, mild tartness, bread, light spice. Eh, rather generic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (17655) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Draft. Clear deep amber color. Aroma of chocolate biscuits. Taste is burnt cocoa, toast. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6101) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Brown pour with a tight tan head. Toasted brown bread and a bit of vanilla. Quite nutty, autumnal red fruits. Taste of toasted raisin bread. Creamy malt backbone. Light caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Draft at Appalachian Vintner during RBWG 2014 - Asheville. Pours clear amber with a white foam head. Toasty bread on the nose, some caramel, too. Medium sweet flavor with more bread, light ripe fruits, toffee, faint leafy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Good, moderately clean finish with nice toasty bread character, brown bread, dry caramel, mellow leaves. Pretty solid for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4956) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Draft at Appalachian Vintners. Clear orangey/deep amber body under an average sized foamy light beige head. Flavor and aroma of grains, toast, old chocolate and orange. Medium body with strong fizzt carbonation that was distracting. Meh, looks like im one of the few that didnt care for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Draft at Appalachian Vintner for RBWG. Pours a clear, deep gold-amber with a small beige head. Aroma of nuts, toasted and chocolate malts, straw, grass, earth, and dust. The flavor is the same, though just a little on the watery side. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, nutty, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5581) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Deep amber pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is brown sugar, semi sweet malt. Flavor mirrors aroma with a touch of bitter that grows. pretty nice beer

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