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

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RATINGS: 374   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°


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2003
(draught at the Yard House in San Diego) deep, deep brown with small tan head. Rich malt aroma. Smooth, sweet malt flavor. I first had this over 20 years ago in Austria--it's as good as I remember it being.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Poured into the tall cylindrical thick-walled heavy Gosser glass, it was a very clear brown with a good 1.5" head that stuck around. Smelled pretty good, somewhat chocolatey. Nice smooth mellow sweet malt, with chocolate and toffee and some roasted grains. Hops were noticeable and nicely balanced the sweetness. Lots of body, expecting much less I was pleasantly surprised.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dreamloomer (66) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 7, 2010
Drank as Gösser Dark. Cola-like colour. Strong aroma, with fresh hops and a bit of roasty and caramel notes. Very full taste. The first impression is caramelly dryness, then hoppiness with a bit of malt and finally the roasty bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
14th December 2007
Draft in Salzburg, Austria. As ’Gosser Schwarzbier’. Very dark beer with a frothy head. Smooth and light - not at all bitter. Very gentle coffee malt notes and distinct walnuts. Smooth dry finish. Lovely fresh tasty beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2011
nearly opaque mahogany with a few bubbles on top; Medium body with medium-high carbonation.

Aroma: sweet bready dark malt, woody tobacco hops, mild alcohol, and hints of dark fruit.

Taste: very mild, some dark-roasted grainy malt, mineral water, hints of cola and sweet coffee,, and just enough hop bitterness to balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flying_pig (904) - SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle (330ml bought in Split, Croatia):
Dark, quite rich aroma from this one with some roasted malts and a nutty smell too. There is some caramel and light toffee notes along with some burnt sugar, touches of chocolate and darker fruits too.
Black with a tiny, mainly bubbly off-white coloured head that is short lived and as such a bit disappointing.
Sweet to begin with along with lots of sugar and a touch of lighter coffee. I could detect some caramel, toffee and dark fruits such a figs and raisins.
Smooth with a good amount of carbonation, a medium body and plenty of sweetness. It goes down well, with a dry but not overly dry finish.

Very nice to drink and somewhat surprising considering I found this one in a Croatian supermarket in the height of summer. Even in almost 40 degree heat this one went down well with a solid flavour and great taste.

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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Dunkel Lite, perhaps? Nonetheless, this is a solid yet subtle example of the Dunkel style. Very drinkable- slight molasses in the finish with a light carbonated mouthfeel throughout. A good session Dunkel, if there ever was one. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattShizzle (539) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2005
This is a great dunkel. Very rich in flavor, but not overpowering. Very flavorful for a not so high alcohol beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dopplerted (10) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2005
I had this on tap at a German beerhall style restaurant. A very good dark beer with a nearly black color and a slight aroma of dark chocolate. An enjoyable almost sweet taste of dark roasted chocolate and caramel but a mildly bitter aftertaste. And like I said, this goes great with spatzle and wiener schnitzel.


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