Brewed by Fürst Wallerstein Brauhaus
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Wallerstein, Germany


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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
The typical Bavarian dark beer speciality. Brewed in the traditional three-mash process and bottled in an unfiltered state. Available in the traditional flip-top bottles. Original wort 12.5%, Alcohol content 5.0-5.2 vol. %.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6710) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 14, 2013
Where and how: Bottle 500 ml - Virginia Beach
Aroma herbal noble nose with sweet darker malts. Very clean.
Top: medium, lasting , creamy of white cap.
Base: hazy amber brown.
Palate : smooth, good drinkability with medium body, mid walls.
Taste: mild hop note , dark rye bread like feel. Sweeter base. Clean.
Other notes Drinkable mild unfiltered dark lager. Clean and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7605) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2003 liked this better the second time. full rye aroma. burnt raisin wine. tasted quite citric and hoppy - probably from buying it close to the source. a little syruppiness in the finish is the only real blemish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful, clear brown beer with a reddish hue and a decent head. Lovely roasted malt and a discreet sweetness. Aromatic hoppyness, but well balanced. Reminds me of a Czech Dunkel. 040501

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2011
500ml Bügelflasche. Mindestens haltbar bis: 11.12.11. I get wet thinking of unfiltered dunkels, you wonder why there aren’t more out there. It pours a nice brownish color with a foamy ta head that recedes with some nice lacing. The smell is very nice, with some dark malts, bread, and a nice hop touch. The flavor is pretty good. It is a raostier example. Reminds me of a porter. It is sweet but roasty with some subtle malt and fruit flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2012
Dark brown-red colored with big light brown head. Nice chocolaty, little bit of roasted aroma with dry, slightly grassy and nutty aroma, good one. Medium bodied, smooth palate. Flavor is also nicely roasted and smooth with some berries, dark chocolate and some nuts. I like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3919) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
I found this 500ml flip-top bottle on the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity on a cruise up the inside passage from Seattle to Alaska. Pours a reddish brown with a robust beige head and good retention and lacing rings. The nose is of sweet caramel malt and some nuts aromas. Medium in body and very smooth on the palate. The flavor brings on some ripe dark fruit and floral hops. . The finish is fruity and lightly bitter. Very tasty and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
greks (172) - GERMANY - JUL 28, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2015 0,5 Flasche aus einem lokalen Getränkemarkt. Kastanienbraun-weinrote Farbe, trüb, nussbraun-cremiger Schaum. Riecht nach Cassis, reifen Kirschen und nach Holz. Schmeckt nach Cassis und reifen Kirschen, dann leicht nach Karamell. Um so wärmer es wird um so mehr Aromen entfalten sich! Sehr lecker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 2, 2010
Bottled. Cloudy dark brown color. Rounded, rich caramel aroma with earth, dark chocolate, plums. Rich malt flavor, lots of caramel and some chocolate. Dry, earthy, a bit dirty. Great balance with a touch of raisins and dried figs. Good dunkel—not too sweet, though maybe a bit thin bodied.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
boddhitree (58) - Frankfurt, Hesse, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2013
Bought on Biershop-Bayern’s Website: Fürst Wallerstein’s Landsknecht-Bier, which they call a Dunkles Kellerbier. Previously, I had their Winterböckle, and loved it. Thus, my expectations are really high. On the back, it says, "Bayern in year 1598. The Fürstbrauhaus [Prince’s brew house] Oettingen-Wallerstein exercises for the first time his rights of brewing. That was the birth hour of a princely beer-enjoyment." Notice the best buy date is Dec. 10, 2013, 10:34 am. (Today is Dec. 27, 2012) The color is dark amber, brown with hints of red but still a very bright beer. The aroma is pure malt, heady Müchner and Melanoiden, bready malt aromas as if it the malts were being boiled in the glass! No hints of hops at all in the aroma. I could stop now and the strength of this aroma might be enough to satisfy, but my mouth is beginning to anticipate it’s time for enjoyment, and let’s go. mmmm... kinda disappointment all over the tongue. It’s a flat, thin taste, though don’t get me wrong, the beer is well carbonated and still has a mini white head after 5 minutes after the pour. The taste doesn’t deliver on the same malt flavor that was promised in the aroma. No München malt taste, though it’s still malty, it’s got a slight acidic flavor. Now, I’ve had a homebrew that was skunked with a lactobacillus (lactic acid) infection, and this is not at all similar, but still, it’s like a roasted bitterness, as if they used black malts that were not de-bittered. There’s some noble hops bitterness involved, too, but overall, it’s not in a good way. The aftertaste has light licorice to it, and I can’t really decide if it’s a beer that works better with sweet or salty food. Hold on, while I rummage through the kitchen to figure this conundrum out. With Leberkäs: yuck. With leftover Christmas cookies that looked similar to this, yum! I still can’t decide if I like this beer or not. The aroma is out-of-this-world wonderful, but the flavor neither matches nor has other things going for it. Overall, it’s a thin, slightly sour and bitter flavor with highly roasted malts in the forefront of the taste. Maybe it would taste better on a warm day, sweat pouring and the beer colder than I drink it, which is about 60 - 65F. I would also not label this beer süffig (quaffable/easy-drinker).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10891) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Swing top bottle at home. Pours clear brown with a medium, creamy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy hops, dates and figs with toast, cookie and caramel malt. Flavor is sweet malt, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

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