Brewed by Brauerei Eichhorn Forchheim
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Forchheim, Germany


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12885) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
Day 2 of the post Xmas Bamberg Jolly, tap at the brewery - Forchheim, 25/01/14. Very lightly hazed dark amber with a moderate light beige head. Nose is toffee, burnt nuts, bread dough. Taste comprises caramel, bread dough, brown sugar. Medium bodied, fine carbonation. Ok dunkel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (6749) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle (BB Feb 2014). Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, nuts), with notes of metal, DMS. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, husky. Light body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic. Mirrors my experience with the helles vollbier back in May, but even worse this time...very metallic and overall just awful, completely undrinkable although short of repulsive (the metal is the worst part). I hold out hope that the draft samples are completely different, but they were closed on this trip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kappldav123 (5509) - GERMANY - NOV 21, 2013
Bottle looks simple, a bit like a cheap beer. Beer in the glass zippy, small head. Starts malty, fruity like plum and lemon, quite sourish background. Mild dry notes. Finish still dominated by malty-sourish notes. Not my favourite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15319) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle at The brewery. Mid brown colour lasting beige head. Some yeast some malt. Not much hop. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2013
Draught at Brauerei Eichhorn, Nov. 2012: Bronze with golden highlights. Creamy and persistent cap of clingy meringue. Clean, airy, expressively malty nose teems with melanoidins, hazelnut, browned toffee, nuts, earthy cocoa, and a vibrant "green" hoppiness. Underlying tropical fruitiness. Firm, snug carbonation. Tease of estery fruitiness yields to wonderfully crisp, toffee-kissed Munich and a savory medley of fresh baguette and creamed coffee. Splash of licorice underscores the maltiness with deft restraint. Pronounced bite of yeast and minerals accentuates the seductively juicy malt bill. Hops pack plenty of luster, as well. Exceptionally succulent florals artfully mirror the fat and juicy melanoidins. Chewy, mouth-filing dextrins and a bitter edge of pumpernickel bread saturate the dry, cleanly attenuated finish. A flawless example devoid of the boring cola dullness, etc. An amazingly clean, quaffable, and intricate version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 draft at Brauerei Eichhorn in Forchheim. soft and toasty nose presents munich malt cracker and baked cookie goodness with a sweet touch of toffee candies and a rustic, slightly-chalky yeast with faint metallic touches. sweet with a slick texture on the approach, frothy carbonation and solid crispness to the body, tempered somewhat by the sweet toast / nut character of the dark malt. endlessly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Draft. Pours amber with a beige head. Toasted malty, with bread and grains, and lighter earthy hoppy notes. Toasted malty finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5247) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle as "Brauns Achhörnla", by 11.12. Very light dosing of caramel and nuts and earth in the nose, pours a very pretty chestnut with a sudsy beige head. Taste sweet, restrained, some dirt an grit, light roast, chocolate, and decent hops presence for a Dunkel. Very light body, smooth and stripped-feeling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle @ Uncle Chris’ house in Fürth. Clear, dark amber appearance with a light brown head. Slightly metallic, nutty, caramel/cracker malty aroma. A bit buttery, lightly metallic, rich caramel, nutty flavor. A few off flavors but not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22982) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottled. Deep amber colour with a mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is mildly toasted malts, some slight caramel, toffee and dark berries. Flavour is sweet malts along with mild toasted notes. Also surprisingly hopped for a dunkel, has a quite bittery undertone to it. Mild sourish wood lurking in the background.

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