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

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
raxal (3) - st. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
Best beer so far in Iceland- others have been dull yellow lagers. Bit sweet on aroma but tastes great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
Bottled at RBESG ’07, thanks Kalli! Clear amber colour. Refreshingly dry with lovely firm, nutty malt. Near all flavours derives from roasty malt. There’s butter and wood. The mouthfeel is light but firm and the finish carefully salty. By far and away the best Icelandic beer I’ve ever had!

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrtavora (25) - - JAN 6, 2013
As with the Kaldi Lager the aroma was a bit sickening sweet and its head was a bit thin, but it also tasted good. In fact this beer is even better than Kaldi Lager. 10/10 on taste!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2009
Bottled (thanks to Thomas B for bringing this beauty home from Iceland!). Deep ambery brown colour with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, some hops with mild toffee, burnt wood and smoky notes. Also quite nutty notes towards the finish. Way more complex than I waited it to be. Well done!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle thanks to fonefan: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a large clumpy-lacing froth of light tan head. Has a sweet dark caramel malty nose with some light smoky notes and dark fruity complexity. Body starts with some over-carbonation and lightly sweet dark caramel malts with a touch of oxidation and raisins before a drier bready finish with some lingering faint smoke. A pretty true to style and drinkable dunkel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ErikTheViking (76) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2009
6 Mar 2009 Dark brown, good Icelandic. Thanks Siggi for driving me. Is it the Icelandic water making the distinct taste to all Icelandic beer?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7877) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2009
Good dense and finebubbled, dirty-cream head over cola-coloured beer. Sweet dark malts, dark bread, maybe some molasses and manure. Sweet, dark malts, more dark bread. Bit soft drink finish, but aftertaste is bitterish, even hoppy. Rather spritzy MF, if not fizzy; light bodied. Very drinkeable, rather agreable dark lager. Beats anything I had so far from Iceland by lightyears.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SirADNielsen (8963) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
Nose is decent roasted malt, some cake, rotten fruit whiff, sweet caramel throughout, feel is mediumbroad, taste is weak leaves, decent cola, caramel, old filter coffee,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7779) - 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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