ClubGonzo (4611) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a coppery amber with a quickly disappearing head. Smell is caramel and burnt almonds. Upon tasting, it reveals notes of toast, malt and boozy undertones. Quite nice and surprisingly full-bodied, but I could have wanted a bit more of both aftertaste and blending balance.
apazda (13) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I would call this a middle of the road dunkel. The flavor starts out nice with hints of sweet caramel, but finishes a little too bitter, almost metallic. Quite a lingering finish.
italianjohn (2473) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber ruby color with lacing and off white head aroma of grass, sweet caramel malt ...... taste of sweet caramel and grassy with some light bittering in the finish... pretty long aftertaste ..... an easy drinking beer
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a clear ruby colour with a tall frothy off-white head. aroma of pale malts, marshmallow and caramel, with hints of bread and floral hops. flavour is mostly dry grainy toasted malts with a hint of yeast. medium body and carbonation.
arkurzynski (1769) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black brown. Nice smooth roasted aroma. Flavor is also smooth, but lacking impact - almost watery. Low to medium body. I love my dark lagers and this is so so. Plenty of good American craft breweries putting out better.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured medium brown with thin lasting white head. Malty aroma, with some grassy overtones. Malty flavour on a light medium body, Malt finish. Sweet, but not too sweet with enough hop for a session beer.
WVHouseofBeer (928) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2010 Poured a decent looking clear ruby brown with a white lasting head. Slight caramel and roasted nut aroma. Flavors of caramel, roasted malt and chocolate. Finishes sour and thin. A subpar Dunkel, the worst beer from Hofbrau that I’ve had.
alobar (3055) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a caramel copper color with a white soapy head that vanishes as soon as you finish the pour. Aroma of yeast, hops, and metal. Carbonated. Flavor of yeast, grain, and caramel with a bit of a sour ending. Average beer.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. pours dark mahogony with minimal white head. Smells of floral hops and yeast. A medium sour bite on the tongue.It is a light bodied thin feeling beer. It really tastes like every other german lager with a hint of caramel. Not bad, An average beer.
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml bottle purchased as part of a mix a six at Lukas, Kansas City, Missouri. L 202 I 09:57 stamped on the label. Pour is clear ruby brown with a two inch egg white head. Head is lasting, eventually falls with pretty lacing. Aroma of soft caramel and hazelnut, nice straw element underneath that. Taste is the caramel sweetness up front, though it is pretty brash and fake tasting, really does not have the soft sweetness of the nose. Under the caramel is the hazelnut which carries through to the finish. As this opened up some, the sweetness mellowed a touch. Palate is a bit oily, thin bodied with active carbonation. The aftertaste features some of the chemical sweetness and detracts. I am sure this is nicer fresh.