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Brewed by Privatbrauerei Gessner
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Sonneberg-Malmerz, Germany

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Ein Bier, welches handwerklich - traditionell eingebraut wurde. Würzig, bodenständig, edel gehopft, so wie ein gutes Dunkel sein soll. Erfreuen Sie Sich beim Genuß unseres ALT SUMBARCHER DUNKEL auch an dem Motiv der "Thüringer Kirmes" aus dem Deutschen Spielzeugmuseum Sonneberg.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grima (2195) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2012
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Das Dunkle ist im Glas nicht dunkel, sondern tiefschwarz! Der cremige Schaum verfliegt leider recht schnell. Geruchlich malzig röstig, minimal rauchig und zudem noch süß. Schon beim Geruch liegt eine große Aromenvielfalt vor. Der Antrunk fällt süßmalzig aus, der Nachgeschmack wird wesentlich röstiger und hat auch was rauchiges an sich. Das Bier entfaltet seine Aromen von Anfang bis Ende! Wirklich ein absolutes Spitzenbier, das zudem noch überaus süffig ausfällt!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (5638) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 31, 2014
Rating from 2005. Schön malzig-süffiges Dunkel. Leicht süßlich, kaum Herbe feststellbar. Dennoch lecker. --> 12

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4328) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 17, 2015
Thanks Ogi! Wow, beautiful, really beautiful dark ruby red with a big, thick, somewhat lasting off white-beige head. Bready/grainy malty aroma, sweetish, mild dog food. Then the taste is better than expected, the graininess actually has a roasty overtone with notes of dark chocolate. Tiny light slightly metallic herbal hoppy note, but it’s hidden well enough and the maltiness is just beautiful at times, even if dog food shows again. Medium body, ok for the strength. They might not impress at pale lagers, but my first encounter with their dark beers is a very pleasant surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotty (1094) - SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2006
Nice mid-tawny colour.The good off white head looked as if it would hang around for a while, but after my first swig it seemed to give up and died very quickly! The nose is quite rich and malty with more than a hint of spice, there are some nice floral hops at the back ...a big plus point. A fairly full bodied brew with a good malt presence, but well balanced by a distinctive hoppy bitterness, a crackin’ beer. This was bought by my wife (who constantly moans about the amount of beer I drink) at one of those continental markets that appear from time to time in a town near you!!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7244) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 3, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2007 on tap at berlinerbierfest06. purple brown with a steady head. aroma of watermelon and toffee. pleasant, full texture, light metallic bitter finish. bottled - some whipped cream and a bitter chocolate finish, nice stuff

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kronebryg (1124) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2013
Some lasting head, brown. Quite roasted and sticky nose almost bacon smoke. Semifull and medium length. Taste is caramel. Bacon

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (5847) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2013
Pours out of the swing-top bottle in a unclear dark brown colour with steady head and medium body. Nose of malt and caramel. Taste of dark nuts, caramel, nuts, vanilla, barley and dull hops. Hints of barrel. Easy to drink, quaffable. Solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (820) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 7, 2014
Aroma: maltiness, roasted wheat. Apearance: nice dark brown color, beige head. Taste: roasted crust of bread, dark malts, medium bitterness (pharmaceutical), malty backbone. Palate: medium body, medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: Nice dunkel with some accents of alt, but still nothing outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1224) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2015
Swing-top bottle 50cl. (from gourmeo24.com). Clear amber brown color, medium creamy light tan head, recedes slowly, light lacing; sweet malty aroma, roasted, caramel, brown sugar, nutty notes, medium sweet, light bitter, nice roasty notes, bit chocolate; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste sweetbitter, roasty and spicy notes; nice and very drinkable dunkel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6416) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 6, 2015
swing top bottle 500ml. -from Galeria Kaufhof Berlin am Alexanderplatz. Darker amber coloured, small to medium sized pale beige head, caramel and slight roasty nose. Mild roasted malt, caramel, light grainy and touch of chocolate with notes of herbs and sugar in the finish. Simple dunkel but quite good indeed.


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