dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber colour. Medium, bubbly head. Malty, hoppy aroma. Taste is bland, with notes of toffee, roast-maltiness, sweetness. Malty, bitter finish. Light to mediumbodied. Texture reminds me, as Joris also notes, of an english bitter. But it has not enough character to be really good.
Geiserich (3467) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 4, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown color, nice frothy head, medium lace. Malty and light fruity aroma. Quite sugary, malty, and a light bitter, dry aftertaste. A little bit boring, quite unspectacular Dunkles.
jonas (5847) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted fruity malt and a somewhat dusty hop nose -indeed reminds one of a bottled bitter or something similar.
Chestnut, low lacing creamy head.
Light toasted malt with a herbal hop counterpoint. Dry finish - roasted almond aftertaste.
Medium body, a tad fizzy.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color with a slight off white head. The taste is sweetness with a light malty pattern. Has slight yeasty flavours an a very light bitter palate.
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An amber beer with a fine white head. The aroma is very sligth - what is there is malty sweet. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted bread and a hop dry end.
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown-amber, greenish shine; slim, diffuse off-white head. Caramel & a bit gassy - gRassy too. eeehh! Surprise, surprise. Couldn’t be more different from the other Engel Dunkels as possible. Blind, I’d say a very good keg British B.B. Quite delicate-hoppy, again a bit grassy. Rather light bodied. It is a bit watery, but the aftertaste yields more bitterness. As said, not at all German in character, and not any the worse for it.
pivo (2590) - GERMANY - FEB 15, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very light toasted malt nose - wanted more then to go with the amber color. Tall foamy rocky head is attractive. Creamy toffee maltiness with a metallic end. Decent balance. Is that smoke tucked away in there? Not quite, but maybe a little peaty or maybe burnt caramel.
YogiBeera (2498) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent brew - suprisingly. Fizzy carbonation, medium fast diminishing head, dark amber color. Sweet malt nose. Banana flavor, not to sweet, but very thick and flat - Altbier? I wouldn't say that - who came to that Idea?
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malt and banana aroma and flavor. Sweetish with some caramel and chichory. Coffee bitter aftertaste.
ilicvladimir (6) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - OCT 27, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Most consumed in the Crailsheim aread in Baden-Wuertenberg. Probably does not compare to the likes of Warsteiner, but still can be enjoyed.