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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
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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, 5.25%, 24 IBU, 16 SRM)


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10787) - 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 (1819) - 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 I’ve 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 (6300) - 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 didn’t 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 (2033) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2011
22 oz bottle from Roth’s 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 (3447) - 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 (6513) - 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 – mild roasty notes, light nuttiness. Smooth palate. Clean taste, mild nutty tones, real smooth. An enjoyable dunkel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2009
Bottle... Poured deep amber with a khaki head. Caramel notes with a floral quality on the nose. Fizzy carbonation with bready malts and a floral bitterness oppose to toasted characters. Smooth and creamy in the finish with earthy spices and sugary tones.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Courtesy JMFG. 22oz bottle. Very dark brown with amber hues and a small tan head. Light roast, cocoa, burnt caramel, brown sugar- very nice malt flavors. Light to light/medium body, moderate carbonation. Lightly bittersweet finish. Great session dunkel, would love to see this around here in 6ers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Totally delicious. Typical pockmarked ecru head. Slight roast and milk chocolate nose, with fresh wet earth. Taste is totally traditional; a bit earthy and with an abundance of smooth, chocolate, milky tones. Delicious. A bit watery (again, though - to style). Lovely beer. Gone in 60 seconds. Thanks to the sender!


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