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Brewed by Brauerei Hirt
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Hirt, Austria

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The Hirter Morchl beer is not just a unique brand – its production method also differs from that of other dark beers. Hirter Morchl is still brewed the “proper” way, with dark brewing malt, hops and caramel malt, which are also responsible for its dark colour. Beer lovers will appreciate its dry maltiness on the palate and pleasantly rounded, faintly bitter finish. The Hirter Morchl is another specialty beer that is allowed to mature naturally and in its own time and that is neither pasteurised nor otherwise interfered with. It is rendered non-perishable by means of a double filtering process.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (794) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2012
I got a single 1pt., 9oz bottle from Everett’s in South Beloit, IL for $2.29 in October 2012. Pours a very dark brown with a slight off-white head. There is a mild scent of hops and malts but nothing too strong. The taste is ever so slightly heavy in taste but not by much. There is a decent combination of hops, malts, and yeast to make a dark beer that drinks fairly easy. Although it drinks well, it really could use some work in flavor department as the taste is kind of bland. For a small city, this was a rather interesting find.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Tap. Light brown with one finger head. Malty, Dry - not sweet. Really well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2619) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
500ml bottle. Aroma of dark, sweet, caramelized malt, milk chocolate and dark bread, with lighter notes of raisin and licorice. Clear deep, dark brown in color with a lasting, uneven, beige head. Flavor profile is gently sweet and full of dark fruitiness, with a rich, malty, bready, toffeeish character, hints of raisin and red grape, and finishing with a light-moderate amount of bitterness and a blend of spicy, almost peppery hop, faint tobacco and smooth, toasty, almost roasted caramel malt. Active and bubbly on the palate, has a certain heft to it but still drinks like a lager of its everyday level of strength, body is medium. Very good Dunkel here.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Didn’t make a huge impression on me. Beautiful, pillowy head and clear, dark brown body. Some fresh bread aroma with notes of light toffee. I get some lightly-browned toast and grass as well. Mouthfeel is neat--very slick. An easily approachable beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
inbirraveritas (1236) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 21, 2012
0.5 l bottle. Clear dark brown in colour with a medium sized and creamy beige head, which laces. Malty nose and aroma with caramel, brown bread and some grassy hops in the background, slick texture. Medium dry, toasty and mild spicy finish. Nice, harmonic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3291) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2012
Very dark, loads of caramel roasted malt. Not outstanding, but easy to drink and have a session on it.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SAUER70 (15) - Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 This is one of my favorite beers. It is best on tap. Very good aroma and taste. Goes great with a pizza.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyReynolds (889) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle. Closest to Bavarian dunkel that I have found in the USA. Everything that is from Germany or even the Bavaria region that I have found here in the States doesn’t compare to what I had in Germany. This is a very good example of a dunkel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
schoolofchuck (135) - Kansas, USA - JUL 21, 2012
From the half-liter bottle to a tall glass. Aroma is toffee, some milk chocolate, some toasted bread and caramel. Dark brown with a ruby tint. Taste is sweet upfront, but this certainly isn’t a "sweet one". The flavor is somewhat charred, malty, and sweet with mild bitterness present in the finish. Feel slightly bubbly for how thin it is. Overall, pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tim Webb (229) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2012
500 ml bottle at Krah-Krah in Vienna. A beer than illustrates neatly the limitations to the term Dunkel. Near-black, heavily caramelled with a touch of black asphalt, but not too sweet. Bitterness virtually absence but a bit of hop aroma. A must-have in Austria.


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