TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this one at the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas on 2/17/08. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any notes at the time, but still recall a pleasant maltiness.
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear medium brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Rough around the edges and a bit too sweet, but not bad.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear tan/brown with a beige head. Aroma was very sweet with chocolate, caramel, and nuttiness. Flavor was caramael sweet with some bready undertones.. Sticky mouthfeel, light bodied.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 24, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, pour a clear dark red color with a decent tan head. Aroma is light with some slight roasted malts, carmel and chalk. Slight sweet taste, finishes quickly, a light bitterness from the light hops. Nothing special here not bad but nothing special.
jmo32087 (29) - USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing beer served at the Hofbrauhaus. I had never had a Dunkel before so it looked intimidating but the aroma was amazing and as smooth a beer as I’ve tasted.
Fantomasus (200) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange/amber with an off white head. Aroma of faint malt and hops. Flavor is more of the same. Nice balance w/ a quick finish. Nothing amazing but very drinkable.
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Dark brown with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is unremarkable, of malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty, and a little toasty. Not overly exciting but very drinkable, but I guess it has to be if they’re going to serve it by the liter.
kidmartinek (3314) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A brown pour, a little boring, kinda clear. Tastes of cereal grains. Not much going on here. A bit lacking in good taste, with corn, grain taste prevailing.
gabbama (203) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet carmel malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor with a nice balance of hops. Medium bodied with a lasting finish. Not to heavy for a dunkel. Would definately drink this again.
patrick767 (3407) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
one liter draft at Hofbrauhaus - Pours very dark brown with a sizable, lingering head. It smells of sweet malt. The flavor is sweet and the mouthfeel smooth and easy going. The hops are just noticeable. It’s medium bodied and is a simple, straightforward beer that makes for a good quaff in the beer hall. Prost!