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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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Very few American breweries produce dunkels, so weíve 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 shouldnít 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, 5.25%, 24 IBU, 16 SRM)


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle from brewolf...thanks Michael! - Man, everything I have from these guys so far has just knocked it out of the park, and this is no exception. Rosy brown pour with a thin filmy light tan head. Nose is toasted malt, a touch of milkiness, notes of burnt sugar, and just a hint of baking spice. The taste is a nice balance between toasted graham crackers and bread dough. Has a lingering medium bready roast flavor that lasts through the long finish. No hopping that I can taste, but that touch of milkiness is still there. A light body, but fluffed up with some ample carbonation. Excellent stuff--could drink in quantity.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3270) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
Beer Sales Representative dot com twenty-two bottles of oz. Pour yourself a large white drool, a precious amber tones of red. Pleasant aroma of fresh dough, Toasted drowning, du touching, sweet bread, light peat smoke. Taste is the most dazzling players. Good spirit.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2011 Here we go again. Exceptionally balanced, bright, earthy, toasty and fresh, leaning to the dry side. Mineral-rich and toasty with firm malt body and tight carbonation. Subtle and quiet, it doesnít come across as Americanized as the pils (which regardless is still amazing), rather it seems it could be right out of Bavaria, in fact for my tastes itís a level above most dunkel Iíve had in Germany. Toasted grains, just-scorched crackers, bread crust, itís this character throughout thatís exceptionally flavorful and, more importantly, perfectly balanced. Mild fruity esters compliment rather than detract, similar in nature to the Coastal vienna. Surprisingly high quality and delicious, though with Heater Allen I need to stop being surprised by their brilliance. Another night of endless Heater Allen consumption, the pils remains world-class and the dunkel just joined it. Dare I say best American-made dunkel ever? Dare I say one of the best dunkels in the world? Merry Christmas to me, think Iíll bring a case home.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10483) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
A reddish amber dunkel with a thin light moka head. In aroma, a nutty malt with light cinnamon notes, lightly meaty and musky. In mouth, a smooth grainy malt with fruity esters, not bad, but a bit light. Bottle at OBF Fringe Fest Belmont Station, July 30 2011.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Nicely done American dunkel. Slightly banana, mild roast, hints of cocoa, lightly dark fruits...all blended together well. This was a bit thinner than expected, from what else Iíve had from these guys. Lovely drink though!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle:   Deep caramel pour, moderate to large foamy off-white head, fairly decent lacing.   Huge toasted malt nose, lots of nuttiness as well.   Big nuttiness on the tongue, dry, clean, but not a whole lot of caramel like malt.   Smells and tastes somewhat of a Brown Ale but without the Ale characteristics.   A little earthy on the backside.   Lingering toasted malts and nutiness.   Actually if I didnít know better I would I might consider this a Brown Ale.   Tiz okay, but not what I thought of as a Dunkle.   Needs more caramel malt characterm.   Also a touch thin.   Sessionable for sure.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1948) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2011
22 oz bottle from Rothís Sunnyside Market in S.Salem. $4.29 Nice deep chesnut brown beer witha lovelly frothy tan coloured head. Good deep malt driven aromas caramel,,slight coffee, toasted whole wheat bread Taste has a deep dark coffee/roast,bitterness a touch of hop in the end eben drys out the finish. Quite an enjoyable mouthfeel, i liked the carbonation level. Overall a nice beer, happy to see a PNW attempt at this style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3357) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
10 ounce sample on tap at The Horse Brass in Portland, OR. Aroma is a bit fruity with berry notes before it takes on a little toasted and roasted character. Dark amber transparent body with a light tan head and fair lacing. Very nice, roasted, slightly burnt and chocolatey malts to start. This is relatively full-bodied and nicely roasted. Pretty good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2010
22. Pours an opaque dark ebony with a dense, creamy tan head that falls away to virtually nothing. Leaves occasionally webby strings of lace. Big roasty, chocolatey nose with some brown sugar--not impy stout big, but huge for the style, the yeast, the abv, the mash bill, and so on. Creamy medium body, nearly as big as an ale. Roasty, chocolatey, brown sugary mid-palate. Mild brown bread finish. Very tasty and satisfying.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2009
Dark chestnut color, thin spotty off-white head. Nice clean aroma Ė mild roasty notes, light nuttiness. Smooth palate. Clean taste, mild nutty tones, real smooth. An enjoyable dunkel.


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