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RATINGS: 23   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 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)


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - MAR 19, 2012
Translucent, rusty red-brown pour. Thin tan head is tight-bead and creamy. Sweet roasted hazelnut and toasty brown bread in the nose. Earthy, crisp, and mineral laden. Mouthfeel is light and silky. Soft carb enhances a smooth and highly drinkable body. Subtle hopping shows itself as lightly bitter walnut skins that carry away the kilned grain like dried leaves on the wind. This has all the mystery and charm of a cool autumn forest before the coming dark.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7797) - 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 doesn’t 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 it’s a level above most dunkel I’ve had in Germany. Toasted grains, just-scorched crackers, bread crust, it’s this character throughout that’s 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 I’ll bring a case home.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilligoose (3120) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (2582) - 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.

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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (5929) - 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.

3.8
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3177) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
22 oz bottle. Clear copper brown with a pocked beige head. Nose is dough, raisin, nuts and, deep down, blackberry pie. Wow, this smells fantastic! Not quite medium body but i wouldn’t want it much heavier. Soft carb with a silky finish. Taste is subtle brown sugar, bitter almond and grass; cocoa powder and clove linger. Each sip is a dunkel revelation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Bomber. Pours a clear dark chocolate color with a large off-white head. A sweet chocolaty nose, some cocoa and fruit. The flavor is mellow, caramel, some bitterness, toffee, smoke, big Munich malt. Very clean and tasty.


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