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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Without a doubt the finest dark beer brewed in the United States. Styled after a traditional Munchener-Dunkel, Dark is a rich, delicious beer combined with excellent drinkability - a rare combination.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Sampled at 10/13/2012 at GABF. This Dunkel pours a medium amber color from the tap. Large to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, bready and sweet. A medium bodied Dunkel. The malts are caramel, bready and sweet. The hops are earthy and spicy. Nice carbonation. Nice balance. A crisp and clean, slightly sweet Dunkel. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. The aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (8740) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Clear brown color, light brown head. Sweet, butterscotch scent. Butterscotch, sweet taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
musinj6 (466) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Pours a clear very dark brown with a one-finger head that leave no lacing. Dark, roasted malt predominates but accompanies some nutty and bready aromas as well with perhaps a touch of chocolate. Light herbal hops. Thin to medium body with fizzy carbonation. Medium finish of roasted malt and coffee with a little tobacco. This is pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2028) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2012
A pretty good dunkel. Malty rich but not too chewy. Mildly toasty. Easy drinking. Serving: Bottle

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rogsiu (42) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Not much aroma to speak of, just some caramel malt. Taste is mostly malt as well. Some caramel and maybe a touch of coffee. It is a smooth drinker, just not very much going on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Small head, off white, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, clear, dark brown/black. Malty toasted aroma Sweet acidic flavor Medium body, watery to oily, soft carbonation

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonhall (58) - - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 Very dark with an earthy taste. Our original garden brau according to label. A lager not an ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2886) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Rich sweet dark grain odor. Dark amber with a long-lasting ivory head and spots of lace. This is a one-hit wonder, but a very good one. Taste begins ands ends with a full-bodied bitter caramel malt that is both light and satisfying. Very drinkable, not filling, consistent in flavor, a solid choice for sessioning. Recommended.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWISLguy (1753) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours a clear reddish brown with faint carbonation and very little head. Aroma has spicy notes with caramel malt, plums and some earthy/barley old tavern-ness to it. Taste is of raisins, bread, sweet caramel. Somewhat light and a bit sour. Finishes short with a fizziness; sweet and tangy. Malt differences - is that the separation between this style and a vienna? It is an easy drinker, however, no need to revisit this style as it does not have the depth or richness I am looking for in flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (957) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Dark brown with red highlights, small off-white head. Dark lager aroma with lots of roast, a bit of smoke, and some very subtle nobel hops. The flavor is a tad sweet at first, with toasted malts, then, a burst of carbonation brings balancing hops that clean it all up. Crisp, almost dry finish with lingering toast. Pretty solid.


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