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Brewed by Bruggsmidjan Kaldi
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Dalvík Árskógssandur, Iceland

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13594) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Dark brown and unfiltered. Relatively faint caramel nose. Smooth dark malts - light toffee, hint if roast. Good clean if simple dark lager.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (13093) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 1, 2011
Plörriger und überaus trockener Malzantrunk mit wenig hefigen Beinoten, leicht röstig. Alles in allem ist das Bier aber mild und langweilig, die Trockenheit ist zu stark. Zum Ende immer röstiger und damit besser werdend, weniger plörrig, im Nachgeschmack herb, die Röstigkeit ist hier gut abgepasst. 12/8/8/8/7/8

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (12964) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle. Clear dark brown/amber with small off-white head. Flavour is roasted malts, sweet, caramel, chocolate, hops and bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (11728) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light sweet and moderate bitter flavor. caramellic and nutty "dry" notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Nice.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11553) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle. [thanks to the parents and my bigbro]
Pours deep red-brown with a fine, staying, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, lots of toasted caramel, lightly roasted, some metallic notes (quite charcoal-like). Medium carbonation, a tad on the thin side. Flavour is rather sugary sweet. Light toasted, some roasted notes and a fair, grainy, earthy bitterness in the finish. Okay.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Tap at Islenski. Pours clear brown with a medium, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and light chocolate malt with dates and earthy hops. Flavor is toast and light chocolate notes, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Tap @ Micro Bar. A bit hazy, dark reddish brown appearance with a tan head and good lacing. Toasty, nutty, caramel malty, a bit roasty, a little earthy aroma. Toasty, hazelnut, caramel, a little burnt cracker flavor. Pretty solid.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (9399) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2011
Praise for Snegurochka who provided this one for our rating session. Clear, dark amber body, tiny beige head. Roasted caramel malts to the nose, bready notes. Plain roasted sweet malts in flavour. Dry, sour-bitter end. About par (Tromsř, 22.06.2011).

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8637) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle. Clear chestnut brown. Stale dark crackers and bread aroma with a small bit dry dog food. No hop aroma. Light body. Toaster bread crumb malt. Wet dog hair and mineral water. Metal flakes and red apple skins. Low sweetness, low bitterness, fizzy carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2007
My Bottom Line:
This accessible Dunkel’s bready pils malts form a chewy, drinkable body where roasted nuts and fruity caramel chit-chat with the herbal Saaz hoppiness until the very end of the sip. No world-stirring topics are undertaken, but a pleasantly honest moment is spent, and that’s all it takes to proclaim "goodness", really.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the reddish copper.
-The nose of this one is not as well developed as their Pilsener’s.
-This very much tastes like their Pilsener with a simple dark malt addition for colour and a slightly different flavor character; not that that’s a bad thing.

Bottle; 12.08.07.


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