Chuckanut Dunkel Lager
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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All beer was once dark, but it was not until modern kilning of malts in the early 1800’s and the discovery of cold fermenting Lager strains in the 1840’s that allowed all the beautiful flavors of a Dunkel to come to life. Dunkels, including Chuckanut’s, are typically a deep reddish-brown color, capped by an impressively sturdy tan head. As in all lagers, the flavors in Dunkel are produced directly by the ingredients; in this case some of the malts have been roasted, giving Dunkel toffee, chocolate, coffee, and even licorice notes. There is just enough bitterness to balance out the malt. Chuckanut Brewery’s Dunkel has won a total of 7 prominent medals since 2009(4 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze) from the GABF, World Beer Cup 2010, WA Beer Awards and the NABA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange to brown with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and breadish. Toasted, breadish and caramelish malty. Bitter and toasted into a medium dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. An almost clear one, dark amber to brown in color and with a small, dense, beige head. Toffee, dried fruits and some notes of orange in the aroma. A bit boring perhaps, but pleasant. That goes for the flavor too, with a nice bitterness added. More evident dried fruits in the flavor, with toffee and some orange peel touch. Full body and soft carbonation. Lasting finish. A pleasant one, but I wouldn’t object to more complexity. 141219

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, raisin and toffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long raisin finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (11899) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light oxidized. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 191214

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2265) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a Brown color with white head. Nutty, malty, slight caramel flavors. Nice. 7/4/7/4/15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2014
GABF 2014. Pours an orangish brown appearance with a cream colored head. A bit nutty, lightly earthy, toasted malty, caramel flavor. Pretty clean and solid beer. I’ve enjoyed most of the lagers that I’ve had from Chuckanut.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Draught at the brewpub, 5% ABV
Dark amber to mahogany color with creamy head, clean. Some caramel here, low bitterness, low character, low bitterness, clean but not much going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Draft at Uber. Brown-ruby, clear pour with frothy white head. Aroma: malty. Caramel, cherry, dough. The usual things I guess i smell in these dark lagers. Taste: not particularly sweet. Toast, cereal, even a hint of chocolate. Light sweetness, minimal bitterness. Nice, quaffable, toasted flavors. Light body, average carbonation. Overall: Chuckanut, I like your beers. Glad my first dunkel came from you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (5002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
Draft - Lots of toasted malts and toffee sweetness. Clear mahogany with a rich beige head. Toasted matls, almost burnt but not bitter. A very nice but boring example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pour on tap at GABF, dark reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of slight dark fruits, cocoa, nuts, hints of grass, slight earthy tones, hints of slight red fruity notes as well come through. Taste is a mix of slight sweet fruit, lots of caramel, toffee, spice notes come through going into some grassy and herbal notes, finishing bitter, dry.

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