tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent dunkel. Beautiful looking and smooth. Beautiful creamy head. Light on carbonation.
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - NOV 6, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma of malt and black olives, fading to hops. Pours a cloudy dark brown, with a creamy, thick tan colored head. Taste is remarkably pleasing, composed of hops, malt, and rich wheat Bitter taste is not too strong, but not too weak, with a nice, rich onset that fades to hops. Carbonation is excellent, keeping throughout the whole bottle. Will buy again!
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Black/tawny body. Creamy, brownish head, which is mostly diminishing. Malty aroma. Moderately bitter initial flavour, ligthly bitter finish. Lightly to medium bodied.
Sammy (8022) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
creamy. Easy drink but not one that distinguished itself. Some aroma there including cocoa. Bit of different flavours, including nuts but altogether on the thin mouthfeel side. Roast and also a tad burnt wheat. Malty more than anything.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
in bottle at the Lucky 13 in SF. brown to gold cloudy color, rocky off-white lasting head. funky yeasty/wheaty nose, mild blended malt flavor. medium to watery mouthfeel. no aftertaste.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2007 On tap at a little place near the airport just outside Erding. Now this is an awesome beer! Dark brown cloudy pour with a beige to dark tan head. Yeasty estery aroma with difficult to nail down flavors. Tart and slightly acidic, maybe even a little like lemon! Good body of maltiness and roasted flavors. I’ll have another please! UPDATE 10/2007: On tap at the Huber Haus/Crescent Moon Annual Oktoberfest. Straight from the outdoor beer truck tap. Delicious. Much more of a roasted flavor than I remember from Germany. This had a nice beige head in the maß, but wasn’t cloudy at all this time.
shadey (1845) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2004 Pour was impressive. The head just wanted to climb out of the glass. Clean, smooth flavor. I never know how to describe Dunkels but I really enjoy them. Quite enjoyable.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown, unclear. Tall toffee coloured head. Malty sweet aroma. More malty sweetness in the flavour. Uncomplex. Notes of roasted malts. Cinnamon? Somewhat watery palate. Overall good dunkel.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out a murky brown, nearly maroon, with reddish tinges, and features an impressively large, flourishing head of frothy off-white foam.
Aroma: disappointing, suggesting nothing at all, spare, blank, giving off a hint of spiciness, a touch of fruit, but nothing major.
Very smooth, very easy, very minimal texture, just enough to qualify as a weizen, but with very little complexity and scant flavor. I run out of things to say about this beer, for it gives little else of itself to be examined. Some chocolate comes forth later on, much appreciated, but too little, too late?
Not bad, just not much.
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown and cloudy appearance. Malt and coffee taste - not overpowering, very pleasant. A light dunkel but very nice.