Homebrewerguy (304) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good looking lager all around, first tastes of roast malt and caramel with hops setting in as you drink, a bit too hoppy in the finish but no bad aftertaste, passable
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice dark appearance, has nice flavor and follows up with a good aftertaste
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid Dunkel; but nothing stands out that would make me buy again really. One nice aspect is that it has a fuller mouthfeel than most in the style.
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brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown, minimal head. Faint aroma of brown malt. Taste of brown malt, nice bitterness but no discernible hop flavor. Thin (but not watery) body, medium carbonation with dry finish. Mild yet enjoyable brew.
Glazed9884 (207) - USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
xxx Had at State College Beer expo 2006. Very good brewery, i was happy with the selection.
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild musty aroma of toasted malt. Flavor is about the same. Thin body and a slightly bitter finish. Glad I tried it, but probably wouldn’t choose it again.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a rich brown lager with a thin white head. It has a faint hops aroma that is almost buried under the malt that eminates from this beer. This beer tastes well enough on its own, but pair it with some lightly spicy food and hold on! The beer comes alive. The sweetness is more pronounced, and the ability of this beer to cleanse the palate is simply amazing.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Old bottle 05 pours lively with a beige foam that quickly fades to a lone foam
island bombarded with mini tsunamis at each sip.Color:amber to brown leaning towards brown. Nice malt aroma,caramel and toffee.Taste very rich caramel flavor with some brown sugar sweetness.Not a big fan of german lagers this struck me more as a brown ale or a scottish ale.The age has rid it of all traces of hop and made it a easy drinker.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh my! What a nice beer. Very good roasted taste and smell, but the hops are not overpowered by it.
ThaBobfather (178) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice colored pour, very nice head. Flowers and malt fill the nostals and the flavor is smooth and malty. Not crazy about the lack of power on this dunkel, but it’s a great dark.