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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Named for the city it calls home, this German style Lager has a distinguished dark appearance and a notably smooth sweet balanced flavor. The result gives our Dunkel a flavor of toasted bread and a malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4416) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Bottle: This is the first craft "twist off" I’ve had in quite awhile. The aroma is toasty along with some chocolate and nuts. It pours a transparent copper when held to the light with a two finger khaki head that fades fairly quickly to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light chocolate and caramel. The finish has light toastiness and a touch of nuts. Light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, a solid Dunkel, but not as good as the times I’ve had it on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle. Brown sugar and chocolate malt aroma. Dark orange-brown color with large head. Tangy brown sugar malt and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Good - different from the average dunkel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2011
On tap at the brewery, Frankenmuth. Deep red-orange body, thin off-white head. Light toasty nose. Dry body, toasty and acidic, with dark chocolate, toast, and leafy hops. Thin-bodied and simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wmubronco1992 (589) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2011
Bottle - Pours a cloudy dark brown. Small off white head. Some bottom sediment. Mild nutty aroma. Malty, but not sweet for me. Got some bitterness in the taste and some more in the lingering mouthfeel. OK beer but nothing stands out for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
milewide (1389) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Sweet malt flavor and aroma. No hops. Medium head and body. Alcohol was not evident.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flatmatt (1025) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a small off-white head. Toasty and toffee aroma with some spice, with a strong mineral aroma coming on as well. Flavor is quite earthy, with iron, spiciness, toastiness, and toffee. Fairly nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onslow (1102) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Has the color of a cola, except is cloudy. Big head that settles down to a persistent layer of foam. Interesting aroma dominated by roasted malts, some grassy hoppiness and perhaps yeast evident. Taste is quite good - raosted malts and sweet malts at the start offset by a restrained but evident grassy hoppiness that asserts itself in the finish. Not bland or lagerish, though rather light in palate. Some tastes in the swallow remind me of dunkel weisse, but but much less pronounced. Interesting and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
I had a chance to sit down with a full pint of Munich Dunkel, the lager style that "made Munich famous." Dark in color, it looks like any other porter or stout but with a cleaner aroma and mouth feel and a little less body that one would expect to find in a typical ale. It has a nice soft chocolate nose and drinks rather easy. There’s a light Hallertau hop presence to clean up the maltiness. Stylistically, its actually a little thicker than a typical dunkel would be, but this may be due to a bump in the chocolate malt to compensate for North American six row grains. For me, this is actually a very nice session beer and my bias would rate this a little higher personally than I would for a review, because this is one of my favorite styles. That said, while very good, it’s not a perfect effort and probably not as good as the original Atwater Dunkel, back when they were importing grains in 1997-98 under their original brewmaster. Serving type: on-tap

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Brown with some off white head. Mild aroma, malty with some roast. Taste is somewhat tart with a light bitterness. This was probably the most disappointing of the six I tried at the brewpub.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
tamoore (1) - USA - AUG 28, 2010 does not count
Pretty average beer. Roasted flavor evident, but no hop flavor at all. Teminded me of a brown ale. Enjoyable, but nothing more.

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