VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2007 341 ml stubby bottle - pours a clear light chestnut, with a solid though quickly diminshing head. Aroma of fruity hops with grapefruit notes most prevalent. Lightly hoppy mouthfeel, with some grapefruit again, as well as a faint metallic finish. Many similar flavours to Heritage’s superior Scotch Irish Sgt. Major’s IPA, though with less complexity in the body and a shorter finish. Not really a dunkel, seems more like a light bodied pale ale or something. If you’re going in thinking "dunkel" you might be disappointed, but if you have an open mind, you may be pleasantly surprised with what you find here.
rlgk (8508) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(RBESG 2007, Glasgow. Bottle) Brown color, offwhite head. Malty aroma with toffee notes. Malty, somewhat bready rosted flavor, some hops. Hoppy grassy flavor.
sseb69 (1363) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille 341 ml. 4.5%. Couleur rousse assez claire. Arômes de malt et caramal. En bouche, assez mince et aqueuse. Notes de caramel, légèrement de noix et peu de malt. Correct mais décevante.
matt7215 (2081) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
341 ml stubby. poured brown with no head. aromas are a little nutty, burnt hops, typical dark but very mild. flavours are a smooth blend of the aromas. easy drinking and boring.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
rbesg07, bottled. amberish, swimming pool amber, quite mild, light bready malt, white grape, not much bitterness
probstblueribbon (2631) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
341 ml bottle from brewery, served cool in a tulip glass. Special edition brewed with fresh Hallertauer hops.
App.: Deep copper, clear, rim of off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet malts, nutty, light chocolate, a little woody/vinous, some bread crust, not much in the way of hop notes.
Palate: Medium body and sparse carbonation.
Flav.: More of the sweet malts, nutty, a touch woody and a bit fruity, a touch of floral hops?; off-dry with very little bitterness.
I guess I should try this alongside the regular version. Not a particularly impressive brew.
czar (3299) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Fruity, light nutbrown color, malty, velvety, but still light-bodied. Tasted in a bottle at the brewery.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2002
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Better effort than their lager, but not very innovative or different.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark golden brown with a light white rothy head. Aromas of... I can’t place it.... doughy, but moldy.....It’s a little odd... unlike any beer I’ve had so far.... Thins may be my first dunkle and that may explain it.... Flavors of toasted malts, a slight dough and slighly smokey.... Overall, nothing to be excited about..
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle at RBESG. Dark brown. Roasty and hoppy with some very slight chocolate. Unrefined and thin. Not great.