Chuckanut Dunkel Lager
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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 12/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Chuckanut Dunkel ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, nytty, caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, bread, sweet malt, caramel, nutty notes. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20141219]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Draft at Uber, Seattle. Bright copper, long lasting foam. Very European malty lager aroma. Sweet grain, right to a darker lager style. Rosy fruit. Nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Tap - decent rendition, but nothing stand out - light nutty maltiness, light caramelized sugars, mild balancing acidity - finish is a bit watery, with some leafy bitterness - okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33597) - 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 (14703) - 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 (8551) - 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 (12437) - 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 (2391) - 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 (9659) - 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 (15750) - 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.

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