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

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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2002
The malt is a bit sweeter than I normally prefer, and I was expecting a more smoky bock tasting finish. However, this is a good tasting light bodied dark that is very smooth. I even found sweet nature of this beer was more pleasant and inviting after one or two. I’m sure Gosser and I will have another go at it again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2002
A nice dark lager. A sort of bitter aftertaste but not too strong, good color and aroma.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
doctor (4) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2002 does not count
This is the epitome of dark beer. Smooth malty easy drinking dunkel. With Pork Knuckle it just doesn’t get any better. My all time favourite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2002
Molasses amber appearance with a thick, frothy head. Rich doppelbock-like malts emanate from the glass. The medium-rich malting bursts with an initially sharp taste, but smooths out and virtually vanishes--a process renewed with each sip.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2002
Another favorite from the homeland and one of the few I could get in the States. It was best on tap, it got a little more bitter in the bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2002
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted, mild coffee, dark bread). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raaha (67) - Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2002
It was a good beer. I don’t think it is Austria’s finest like they say. I had a couple better when I was in Ischgal. Still is a very good beer though. I will probably buy more. Hard to find good beer here. I think warsteiner Dunkel is better though.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2002
Not really a lager fan, but this was pretty decent, nice dark color, good flavor, good all-around drinking beer

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2002
Dark brown, sweet, and one dimensional. All I taste is caramunich/vienne malt and a sickly sweet finish. Not really enjoyable in any way.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2002
Good colour and aroma but thinnish and the only flavour is of ’dark’ (I can’t find the word), not much malt or hops. Low abv to compound the problem.


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