MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - SEP 29, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the embarcadero, SF. brown body, light tan foamy head. toastedmalt/hay nose. toasted malt flavor. light mouthfeel. not much finish/aftertaste.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUL 2, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the most unusual beers I’ve had in a while. It had several flavor stages, one I didn’t care for somewhat like a chemical taste, but the carmel and malt flavors were quite good.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good attempt at a dunkle. I liked this one alot, but it had a mild aftertaste that i found rather annoying. Fairly smooth with a decent body.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft in Miami. Might have been an old batch. Creamy nuttiness but a sour toffee like flavor emerged. Not bad, but the taste was off for me.
GIJOE (927) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber, almost cola colored. Nose is straw-like, typical lager aroma. Taste is sweet and quite cola-like. Thin bodied. Soft, but lively carbonation. Decent brew. Not remarkable. Not bad at all. Standard dark lager.
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edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/29/04: on tap @Gordon Biersch.
full, brown body with an almond colored head. fair amount of lacing left. nutty, caramel nose. malty flavor with caramel, some roasted-ness and a touch of licorice. slight, slight bitter finish. overall, fairly smooth.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 24, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a very mellow brew with a slightly sweet finish. Was the least impressive of the beers I drank last night at the Gordon Biersch Brewpub in the Arena district in ’Cow’lumbus; which is ironic, because I figured I’d like this one the most going in. It has a nice color and nice head retention. It didn’t hurt that I had this out of the tap. I thought it was a little on the thin side.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice appearance - dark and goes down smooth. Not bitter at all.