Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at LCRBM. i get the same musky/juniperberries in the nose as their helles beer, but also malty(bit chocola and roast), spicy and a little fruity(citrus). tastes fresh, sourrish, malty, a little bitter and bready. finishes more bitter. not bad, but i liked the helles more.
JorisPPattyn (8095) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow-brown, enormous head, receding fast; barnsteen-red beer, the yeast again nearly totally clinging to the bottom, making it un-clear at worst, well carbonated. Roasted malts, dark brown bread aroma’s, earthy & leafy aroma’s, even meaty, as chestnuts fallen on the autumn muddy ground. Earthy flavours, with a serious dash of hops, caramel and again brown bread. Liquorice flavour too, but without a trace of sweetness; chicory-like bitterness all the more. Wry & dry MF, nearly adstringent, medium bodied at best. I like this Dunkel better than their Helles, which means: thanks to joss for letting me be the third to rate this. !
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear copper colour. I don´t know how this should be "naturtrüb"? Big, fluffy, off-white head. Malty, slightly chocolatey and caramelly nose with hops shining through. Toasted malt, chocolate and a faint hint of coffee in the taste. A little bitter in the finish. Not as good as their Alt-Dunkel, but a really nice one. Thanks to joss for letting me be the second to rate this.
jonas (5882) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut colour (not particulary cloudy), creamy brown head - lacing nicely but dissipating fast.
Roast and chocolate aroma.
Nutty and chocolate tastenotes. Slightly fizzly mouthfeel. Relatively light body, light metallic finish.