argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown-red body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, chocolate, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, nutty, caramel, some chocolate, light lemon, earthy. The chocolate becomes the dominant characteristic once it warms. Light-medium body with light acidity. Served too cold, definitely improves when it warms up.
NielsenRatings (8077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Herkimer. Dark red/brown appearance with a light tan head. Sweet brown malty nose. Slightly hoppy, somewhat nutty, brown malty lager flavor.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewpub, June 2007. Easily the best of the beers on offer, but the competition wasn’t too tough. Coppery mahogany colour. Plenty of firm malt throughout. The malt is more caramel than roasty. Not too sweet. Nor exactly packed with flavour, but a decent enough Dunkel
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Brewpub: Dark mahogany, no head or lacing. Nose of light roast and plum, very dry. Flavor is dry too, a bit husky a light roast note coming through. Thin, meh.
BVery (5437) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 TAP: at the Herkimer, 2.1.09. Pours a dark black, maybe a little red on the edges. Some toffee/malt on the nose, but the taste was not appealing. Overly dry.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at ABR 07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pours a semi-hazy dark brown brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and white ring. Aroma of roasted multi-grain malt, some flowery hops and a touch of vanilla. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of dark roasted caramel malt, some flowery hops, some mild fruit character and a touch of vanilla. Finish is light, semi-dry with a multigrain malt aftertaste. Probably the best sampling from Herkimer at the ABR.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amberish brown- woody and a nice lasting tight head. Aroma is ligth roasted malts, toasty and nutty, caramel and earth. Hints of diacetyl in the flavor and aroma but is subdued and dominated by dark roasty malts and light herbal hops. Light chocolate and even a hint of char on the aftertaste. Pretty decent dunkel lager.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught pint at the brewpub, RBSG weekend, June 22 2007. Clear walnut with a nice dollop of off-white creamy head and excellent ring lacing....chocolate malts strong in the aroma, hints of caramel, faint grassy hops...fresh, dry mouthfeel, burnt and toasty grassy/grainy character, light chocolate and vanilla notes, smooth and satisfying medium-dry short finish. Pretty solid example of a style I haven’t really gotten into.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color with no head. Malty aroma and taste. A little caramel lacing and raw barley as well. Not a great dunkel.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 One of the better beers I tasted there. Dark brown color. Grain aroma. Flavor is also very grainy, like eating a handful of unprocessed grain. But this actually works for this beer, even if it isn’t as roasty as a dunkel should be.
------- Winterfest 2009. I like this even more. Lots of grain flavor with lager yeast. Full, thick palate, lots of malt and roasted character with a hint of smoke. Like something out of the Czech Republic.