Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toasty amber lager; slight smokiness, clean malt flavours; light finish let me down.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 Cloudy dark copper with medium tan head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, yeast, and some roasty, and is more complex than I'm used to having in a dunkel. Taste is initially sweet and caramel, and then there's a delicate roastiness on the back half into the swallow. A quality dunkel.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Wolnzacher Nikolausbier Altfrankisches Dunkel
Source: Beverage Resort
dark red, headless, sweet carmel malt aroma and flavor, just enough bitterness in the finish to keep it from being too sweet
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
madsberg (10598) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Brown/red coloured. Unclear. Brownish dense head. Sweetness, brown sugar, caramel, spice and fruit in the nose. Heavy malty little buggar. Flavour is much like aroma. Caramel, liqourice, spice, brown sugar and some berries. Medium to full bodied. Smooth and pleasant. Is a bit roasted in the end. Excellent brew. Thanks to Joss for this.
hopscotch (9962) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dictionary definition of crystal clear amber. Medium-sized, frothy, beige head. Good retention and lacework.
The aroma is very malty and fruity with notes of strawberry, peach, honey and toffee. Great bouquet. Despite being very fruity and malty in flavor, this is one very well-balanced brew. I don't smell the hops, but I taste them. The yeast and malt govern this lager. The hops are an afterthought... a very nice afterthought. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Crisp, clean finish.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2006
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Syrupy sweet malt aroma. Cloudy red-brown color with small head. Maple syrup sweetness primarily with a stale barley flavor as well. Not quite cloying but still way too sweet for the style - however this tasted a bit old so that may account for the off-flavor.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Any first impressions?
-A big-bubbled, fleeting head stands over the muddy, ruddy brown.
-The caramel of a scotch ale greets the nose, along with plenty of earthy yeast.
-Wet earth dominates the yeast character, letting the sweet fruitiness of dates converse with a few herbal hops.
-The quiet carbonation provides an easy, lean mouthfeel.
What if you dig deeper?
-Wooden, herbal hops soon appear in the nose, behind all the yeast and sweetness.
-Some berry fruitiness is found when digging through patches of wet soil.
-This is another idiosyncratic brew from Bürgerbräu, which I’m sure performs even better fresh vom Fäss.
Bottle; no date.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a ruby copper brown with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of a standard malty German lager with some acidity. Body is bready, sweet and earthy with a dry mellow finish. This is a decent beer, but nothing spectacular. A good example of the style.
Radek Kliber (6589) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangey color, small white head, caramel bitter. Light bitter aftertaste.
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 Bottle (BB Mar 08). Head is mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with a hint of honey. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Seems like a recipe change since I had it a few years ago...quite weak now (old score = 3.6).