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is a full-bodied, malty beer. It is our only lager beer served unfiltered, the way all beer was traditionally made years ago. Despite its dark color and rich caramel aroma, Dunkles is light in texture and smooth to drink.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
One of my favorite G-B beers is their dunkles. Dunkles is a dark lager, that has a great malt character, and a very smooth, round, clean body. I had to laugh, I was visiting on Tuesday afternoon, sitting at the bar, and a gentleman came in and said he wanted a beer, but "I don’t want anything dark". If he only knew what he was missing out on, but he did mange to get himself a good Export, so maybe someday he will try the dunkles. Gordon Biersch Dunkles pours to a beautiful, bright, deep ruby/brown color with a thick white and a nice bit of carbonation. This beer has a wonderfully inviting, malty nose. Aromas of sweet malt and nutty aromas invite you in to take a sip. The palate is a firm base of dark malt, lots of good sweet malt flavor paired with some nutty flavors, and a touch of toastiness. The body is so round and clean, making this beer so drinkable. This beer finishes with more good sweet malt and nut flavors up front, and is balanced with enough hop bitterness so it isn’t a cloying finish. This is an exceptional domestic example of dunkles in my opinion. It is a fantastic dark lager showcasing malt flavor, but is a very drinkable beer as well. I could see my self drinking one liter maas krugs of this brew. Of course it is a natural with German fare. I would match this with sauerbraten, red cabbage, and spatzel, or grilled bratwurst with saurkraut and German potato salad. This beer is draught only at the moment, so if you want it, you have to visit one of Gordon Biersch’s locations. If you ever find yourself in Washington, DC, you really should visit this place, it is well worth a stop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Draft at the brewpub Columbus, Ohio - Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head that stays pretty well and laces some,.. Aroma is toffee, chocolate, and a bit of brown sugar. Flavor is a nice blend of toffee, caramel, chocolate, and a touch of roasted malt. Palate is medium bodied smooth without a great deal of carbonation. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5344) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2005
On tap at the downtown Atlanta location. Pours a dark copper with a creamy, frothy thick white head. Aroma has hints of toffee, a smidgen of chocolate and a back end of citrus. Flavor is very pronounced with some caramel, chocolate, and a bit of citrusy hoppiness. The back end is dominated by a teriyaki-like smokiness that is interesting and enjoyable. Somewhat chewy mouthfeel. Very decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 11, 2005
On tap at the Atlanta location. copper/warm brown. beautiful lingering swirl of lace. malty toasty scent. supposedly unfiltered, but I see no haze. wonderful butteriness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10409) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2005
Draft sampler at Columbus. Dark brown color with a off-white head that diminished quickly. Small sweet aroma. Medium to full body. Moderate sweet malt flavor witha medium finish. Above average brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2005
tap at the vegas location. first off, this wasnt a very dunkel dunkel. a dark amber color this was more reminiscent of that sytle than a dunkel. head was thin and creamy. aroma was malty with hints of chocolate, and the flavor had just enough chocolate to make you realize it was there, but not enough to actually contribute to the flavor. a medium body and a sweet aftertaste made this one of the better brews at GB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ToXBoy (9) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2005 does not count
Draught at Gordon Biersch, Las Vegas Aroma was a little malty with a hint of toast. Appearance was a dark red to drown, not quite as dark as the menu showed it. The head was small but lingered, carbonation was soft. It had a nice malty sweet flavor some dark fruit. I found it a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Draught, Atlanta location. Clear red-copper body with mild carbonation and a creamy off-white head. Appearance does not square with the "unfiltered" claim on the menu but I guess it could have settled. Munich malt aroma with dark bread crusts and black tea plus caramel. Flavor has more tea qualities and a prominent scorched sweet element like over-baked cookies. Instantly cloying and over-satiating. Insipid beer aimed at a beer clown’s palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2005
A bit on the syrupy side. But it promises a lot more than it delivers. Like a thickened version of the marzen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankR (145) - Davis, California, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Dry, pale and rather flavorless at Gordon Biersch San Jose. I think their Marzen is better.

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