kappldav123 (5847) - GERMANY - FEB 15, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The bottle looks okay, the beer in the glass also. Tastes malty and dry, somehow not really balanced, not very drinkable. Not a good beer!
obguthr (5577) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Labeled Landsknecht Dunkles Kellerbier (5.2% ABV): Grainy nose, dirty. Clear brown, thick cream colored head, some lacing. Dirty chocolate flavor, grainy. Not very intense, but flavors are fairly easily discernible. Pecan finish. Light body. Quite a nice session beer that isn’t cloying, hoppy, or overly roasty.
EithCubes (5545) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing-top by 04.08.12. Nose is lightly dusty, earthy, with caramel and light chocolate, malt. A very pretty, shady ruby-amber with snail-slow carbonation and rocky tiny-bubbled tan head. Nutty taste, low roast with (slight) milky chocolate, malty but actually relatively dry for a Dunkel. Light body, coating. Relaxing.
jaghana (5433) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl, a clear dark-amber beer with medium head. Nose is very malty and caramel like. Aroma is medium sweet with a good malt body on toasted notes, caramel, brown bread, fruit notes on dry grapes, yes it’s more a dunkel as a Kellerbier as stated on the label. Finish is slightly hopy on the peppery side.
jfb (5429) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) pours a hazy dark ruby-amber colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of light roasted malts and dark fruit, very starchy, with lots of chestnut honey and bread crusts. flavour is more mellow, roasted malts and caramel, again quite starchy, with only a hint of grain. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
mansquito (5181) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Total Wine, Fairfax 50cl: Pours slightly cloudy brownish amber with a beige head. Aroma is slightly fruity and quite malty. Taste is somewhat sweet. Light German hops. Slightly sticky aftertaste. There are some coffee or something similar notes. Very easy to drink. Pretty good.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Brown coloured. Malt and caramel aroma. Sweet malty rye bread flavour with notes of caramel and coffee. Soft mouthfeel.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hint of chocolat in the aroma, also a bit dusty and carbonation smell. Dark brown color, light brown head, very nice lace. Sweet, light roasted, light bitter, hint of chocolat, not very strong flavors except for the sugar, bit thin soft. Made me think of supermarket beer but not a bad one this time.
Marko (4852) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l bottle (beerangel.de), shared with ogivlado. The back label calls this a Dunkles Kellerbier. Interesting. Pours a hazy red/brown body with a darker off-white head that went away slowly. The nose is odd... dry dog food (coming from either yeast or grain or both) with some coffee as well. The taste is sweet, coffee, dog food again, crackers. Yeasty. Soft mouthfeel, drinkable. Ok but not my type of beer I guess. Interesting to try a sub style like this though.
ChainGangGuy (4770) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a chestnut brown body with some amberish tones present.
Smell: A smell of toasted hearty dark bread, incredibly faint roast flecks, apple skin, and old, dried herbs.
Taste: Soundly toasty malts, a little hint of dark caramel, though not particularly sweet hiding what seems to be some grainy pils underneath. Even a touch of roast in there. Faint, faint touch of apple skin. Dried herbal tone from the hops with enough bitterness to balance things out.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Reasonably smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: A decent dark lager.