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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Very few American breweries produce dunkels, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to help set things right. This is the beer that made Munich famous. The challenge is getting the color right without using too much black malt, as this beer shouldn’t display that character. We use 90% Munich Malt in the grist, along with a small amount of Amber and Caramel Malt and less than 1% Carafa (a German Black Malt). The beer is dark brown/red in color, with both malt and subtle hop aromas. The beer shows strong and complex malt character, with a hint of milk chocolate. The hops take a back seat to the malt, and only keep things in balance. This beer is great with aged cheeses like cheddar and gouda, sauteed mushrooms, or braised meats and sausage. (1.014 BG, 6.00%, 24 IBU, 14 SRM)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (4251) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle at Beer Mongers, Portland. Bottled on : 12/08/14. Colour is clear light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, some chocolate, hints of sweetness and roasted malts. Very clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12970) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours clear, dark and ruddy with a beige head. Aroma of dark malt, perhaps with a floral hop. Near full bodied. Flavor is rather dark malt that suggets a little chocolate. It’s sweet, but not excessive or sticky, and there’s enough noble hop to keep it pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8010) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl. Pours dark brown with a transient beige head and a caramel arpma. There is a hearty brown malt flavor with a bit of chocolate and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle. From notes. Appearance: clear dark brown/amberish: frothy offwhite head; some lacing. Aroma: nutty; toast; light roast. Some metal/copper right at the end, slightly astringent. Toast, light chocolate. Taste: lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish. Overall: Enjoyable. Turns out I still don’t know shit about lagers. I like this alright, but still no idea how to talk about this or what sets it apart from others. Anybody who wants to teach me, send me a message. I want to learn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1742) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
The beer is a medium-dark brown color. It’s somewhat hazy. The head is tan foam. Some lacing, pretty good retention. The aroma is light caramel and toasty malt with a very pleasant nutty character. Mild sweet lemony, fruity note. The taste is lightly sweet with a touch of bitterness and very mild acidity. A little cocoa but much more of that toasty, nutty malt flavor. Finishes clean. Pleasant and easy to drink. Creamy and full for the strength of the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (546) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle, medium amber, little head, some lace. Aroma is lager nuttiness, raisin fruitiness, faint metal/wet dog, some roastyness. Taste is strong lager, a little vanilla, finish light and dry. Palate is light, smooth, carbonation moderate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1763) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2015
22 oz bottle poured. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a fading head. Rich malty aroma. Flavor is lightly roasted malt, mild bread flavor, rye, and a slight chocolate background. Has a touch of smokiness as well towards the finish. Interesting, unique beer. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
On draught at Occidental Brewing for the 3rd Annual Humbug Lager Fest. Caramel brown color. Aroma is medium malt with some peanut and smoke. Taste is similar, with some roasted notes. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3587) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear brown with a light red tint and frothy tan head - good lacing. Grainy, biscuity, slight roast, husky, cereal, grassy, and slightly fruity aroma. Taste is fruity, husky, grains, toasted cereal, grass, light cocoa, and straw. Light body with medium carbonation. Easy drinking stuff, but may not be at its freshest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On draught at humbug lager fest occidental / pours clear brown with medium thick head. Nose of malt and smoke. Taste is predominately smoke, roasted malt, and coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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