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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)


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4024) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3226) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1803) - Salem,Oregon, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1466) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Tasted on 2/17/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle sent as an extra in a trade. Pours dark, nearly opaque amber with a thin tan head that slowly recedes to a decent collar of lace. The nose is malty, roasted, and nutty with lighter roasted coffee, cocoa nibs, and some nicely fresh and green hoppy aroma. The flavor is much the same with the nicely roasted notes up front with some nuttiness, moving to the more bitter notes of coffee and hops. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long nicely bitter roasted and hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (503) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2229) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2008
From the bottle pours dark mahogany with a smooth beige head. Malts up front stay sweet with caramel and dark fruit flavors. Lighter body, a bit watery towards the finish, but sessionable with and balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (3828) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
650ml bottle pours brown in color with a 2 finger off-white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is nutty with hints of caramel and chocolate with some roasted and earthy notes as well. Taste is a roasted nutty and earthy bitterness balanced nicely with a caramel and chocolate malty sweetness. Lighter bodied than expected but with decent carbonation. An easier drinking dunkel that is quite tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6027) - 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.



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