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Brewed by Gösser (Brau Union)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Leoben, Austria

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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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The bottom fermented, dark Gösser Stiftsbräu is brewed according to old, inherited traditions. With a smoky, roasted nose and a thick and creamy taste on the palate, Stiftsbräu is a sophisticated delight for lovers of a slightly sweet, dark beer. The overall impression that Stiftsbräu creates is one of great harmony and well roundedness. 11.8°


3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Well I had this on tap so it tasted very fresh. I think it was a little to heavy for me. I like certain dark beers but if they have too thick of consistancy I don’t enjoy them. It was a good color and scent It was just hard to drink though the flavor itself was not terrible.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 17, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2005 Nice little green bottle, quite similar to the export one. The two kinds were next to each other, and I picked this one up by "accident". Nice colour really, but the taste was a bit off-putting, sweet in a bad way (plums/raisins maybe). Seems a bit unbalanced. Rerate: Well, guess I was a bit mistaken last time, better this time, but still not that special. No trace of strange sweetness/fruity flavor from the last bottle. Burnt malts are dominant here, giving it a coffeish taste. Seems more robust now. +1 in flavor and overall impression.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2004
I didn’t notice the green bottle because it’s so dark, or I wouldn’t have picked this one up. I’m glad I did. The bottle is one of the cooler ones I’ve seen in a while. Pours a dark brown with an interestingly white head that doesn’t stay long or leave much lace. Aroma is dark fruits, malt, and a hint of dark chocolate. Flavor is nutty/malty with a bit of coffee to it. It’s interesting for sure. Palate is a creamy carbonation, almost nitro-induced, with a nice mineral mouthfeel. Overall it’s good for the style and definately worth giving it a try. Given the bottle color, though, I hope you don’t find one that’s skunked.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Dark burgundy brown, rich, creamy, aromatic, tan head. Sweet notes of chocolate, raisins, plums, slightly roasty, toasty, nutty. Sharply metallic on the palate at first, with sweetness coming up from behind, like the caramel coating on a candy bar. Short, but sweet finish. Medium body. Just enough to grant some substance. One of the best lagers I’ve had lately.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2004
Dark brown color, big beige head. Caramel aroma with notes of honey. Creamy palate with medium body, no carbonation to mention. Strong chocolate flavor is cut nicely by biting hops. Nice lace in glass, chocolate taste lasts long. Dimensional world class dunkel for my taste!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Geiserich (3596) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 13, 2004
The beer is dark brown, light brown head. Aroma is sweet malty and light roasty. Very sweet, dark chocolate like aroma, roasted malt. Medium bitter. Quite tastefull, but i dont’t like the style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
The Etruscan (567) - Tuscany, ITALY - AUG 5, 2004
Beige creamy medium lasting head. Dark brown reddish color. Aroma is moderately malty, a bit watery with roasted notes. Flavor is moderately malty, nutty with coffee tones, ending in a roasty finish. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (1992) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Brown color, earthy aroma. Like a roasty lager, with a smoothness to it. Malty, sweet, toasty, roasty. Very drinkable and a good choice for a session beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
marcusm (56) - Remich, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 20, 2004
Draught version tried at the Brewery tap A Brown beer with little head retention, aroma of caramel. A solid flavour of chocolate malt and caramel with light hopping. The taste does linger but is not a complex one. The bottled version is slightly sweeter but with a pronounced CO2 bite.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2004
Aroma light roasted and dirt. Brown color, light brown head, good lace. Light sweet, grass, light roasted, light licorice, thin but still a little sticky. Not bad at all but it has this earthy aroma and flavor in the background which I didn’t like.
Earlier Rating: 8/29/2002 Total Score: 3.6
Light roasted, ligth smoked and yeasty aroma. Dark ruby colour, light brown frothy head, nice lace. Light sweet, hints of coffee and chocolate. Moderate full. Pretty Dunkel!


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