Ernest (5623) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, caramel, nuts), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with light notes of alcohol, orange peel, and honey.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Dunkel or bock? I’d call it the latter, personally. Let’s get one thing straight upfront: I’ve never been a fan of Full Sail, so I didn’t expect much from this one. Not that this is anything world-beating, but it’s quite nice. A bit on the sweet side, yes, but clean, with both a nice malt and hop character. The average score so far (3.0) proves once again that lagers just don’t get enough love here. Pity that.
BückDich (5467) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Amber color, creamy head, a bit o lacing. Nose of light malt and toast, clean noble hops and a rich bran and rice husk note. The flavor is well bodied, clean and surprisingly toasty and flavorful for a lager. Nice sweet finish and kind of a fun idea.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a copper/amber color. Light aroma of caramel malt and floral earthy hops. The flavor was the same light sweetness with a nice moderate bitter finish.
after4ever (5290) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12-oz. Pours a deep ruby-tinged brown. Thin white head that falls quickly to a ring of foam. Hollow nose, a little bit of bread there, maybe a whisper of caramel, but maybe not. This beer would clearly be a lot more comfortable if you didn’t notice it had stopped by. Maybe it’s going to ask you for money later. Very mild attack; thin body, light carb, very little flavor--just some weak caramel malt and then some bready yeasty aftertaste (that’s right, aftertaste, not finish). These guys let the sales success of their amber get in the way of too many of their specials--they mild everything down until there’s nothing left. Blah.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep copper with moderate carbonation and a thin off white head. There is a fresh bready toastiness in the aroma with a spicy european hop character- slihgtly nutty- almonds and some light chocolate hints. Clean light crystal and munich malts, some bittersweet chocolate hints with a spicy almost metallic hop hint throughout the finish and is quite bitter for the style. Definitely a wierd astringent and artificial sweetness as well in the end. Not quite a true munich dunkel, jsut a dark lager which wasnt that good.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
[1500-20080617] 12floz bottle. Sweet raisiny grains aroma. Clear, dark red brown body with a quick creamy light tan head. Grainy sweet toasted malt flavour. Medium body. Average, but I’m giving it an extra point for finishing my 30th page...
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A 12-oz bottle shared by Brewfiend. Pours a heavy muddy copper brew with a thin white head. Too fast of a dissolve. Aroma has roasted barley malt, sweet biscuits, pitted fruit, and a touch of caramel. Taste is medium body, lots of carbonation and a slight acidity aftertaste.
marcus (5005) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Monument Wine. Pours copper with a nice beige head and a sweet malt aroma. There is a chalky caramel malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   For a Dunkel, it sure has a dark Amber color, reddish hints, very carbonated, moderate to light frothy off-white head, sparce lacing.   Pale cereal aroma, minor breadiness.   Just doesn’t come across as a
Dunkel, but more of a bright Amber.   Quite cerealy on the tongue, very mealy.   Tiz pretty clean tho.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Tiz smooth, clean on the exit, with lingering cereal like malts.   Its okay,
certainly easy to put back, but very forgettable.   The biggest thing it has going for it is the fact that its fairly clean on the finish.   Seems well made, just not what I was thinking it was going to be.   Meh...
TheBeerGod (4632) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Ruby highlights. Short white head. Aroma is caramel, grains, spicy hops and light earthy notes. Taste is big caramel, grains, spicy hops, earthy hops, light herbal notes and dried fruit. Body is medium with a soft but prickly carbonation. Ends with more caramel notes, toasted malt, dried fruit, spicy hops and earthy notes. Very tasty!