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

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RATINGS: 373   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°


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle (Gösser Dark) and served in pint glass: Pours a mahogany hue with a fading frothy head and almost no lace. The aroma has notes of crystal, chocolate, smoky and bready malts. Hints of juicy fruit gum and some mild peppery vapours. The taste is rather straight forward malty sweetness that is close to becoming cloy. A bit of dark fruit, smoke and spice is the only level of complexity this brew offers. There is also a bit of a skunked and sourness character that is less than ideal. The mouth feel is smooth and slightly creamy but there is a soapy tone upon the finish that is disturbing. While never offensive there is also very little to like about this bier, even at it’s moderate price for an import I will not buy this again.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle as Gösser dark beer. Deep amber colour with abeige head. aroma is roasted malt, hop, caramel. flavour is roasted malt, caramel, hop. Medium body. Ordinary/Boring beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
swapp (180) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JAN 27, 2014
330 ml bottle , color are cloudy brown. taste are medium bitterness a bit hops , some sweetness like brown sugar or nuts. aftertaste a bitterness. a bit too watery and overcarboned.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (4635) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Dark brown coloured body with a soapy tan head. Aroma of malt, slight grapes, raisins and some metal. Medium to Light-bodied; Sweet flavour with some malt present, some caramel and a bit of some raisin sweetness. Very light and subdued aftertaste-almost nothing there! Overall, a sub-par beer and one that really should be overlooked! I bought this twelve ounce bottle (Best by 01.2005) at Beers of the World in Rochester, New York and sampled it on 07.December.2003.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
madquacker (1026) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2007
Black beer with a disapperaing head. Nothing overly spectacular here. Abit cordially and sweet for my tastes. Could be better integrated. Think Tooheys Old might even be better.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2007
330 ml bottle. Skunky aroma. Dark beer. Clear brown color. No foam and low carbonation. This is a very different mixture than what I’m used to. Skunky taste/dark beer. I thought it was interesting but not really for me.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2008
Dark brown, clear, medium off-white head. Bland caramel, hint of apple fruit. Too sweet, thin and fizzy.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle, 50cl. Dark red color, good head. Strong aroma of malt, nicely roasted. Flavor was the same at the beginning, but later some odd taste of chalk - almost paraffin-like - became too annoying. The taste was not quite what I’ve expected from the great looks of this beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichieMac3 (11) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
Has a slight metallic aroma. Pours very brown with a minimal white head. Taste a bit like a dunkelweis without the spice and herb flavors. A short roasted malt flavor in the aftertaste lingering slightly dry on the tongue. Overall not a beer I would grab again, but is light enough in flavor to introduce someone to a darker beer without scaring them away.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kuroishi_x (71) - Most na Soči, SLOVENIA - JUL 20, 2012
Brown colour, white foam which dissolves quickly. Mild smell. Strong coffee taste. Tastes like stripped down Guinness.


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