heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, new arrival at John’s in Iowa City. The body is medium brown with copper colored edges. The head is thin and light khaki colored. The aroma has bubblegum and tobacco. There is also a little dank fresh earth. Nice and realtively subtle aroma compared to many dunkels I have had. The taste has some notes of milk chocolate and black tea. After you drink a little more you start to get notes of orange peel. Surprising bitterness. Very soft, low carbonated mouthfeel. A great example of how this style can be interesting and drinkable, I am still learning.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear brown with a toasted yellow head. Smells of smoke, light ham, caramel, yeast dough and bavarian hops. Flavor is mild, but with strong hops and grain background. Really good drinking beer, excellent with a meal.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer 54 Summer 2006 trip in Europe. Drank on 7/10/06. Liter draft mug at Hofbrau House Munich. Very good and smooth and easy to drink, went well with the giant pretzel I ate with it. Yum.
obguthr (4387) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is nutty with a bit of cabbage. It pours brown with a medium light tan head and minimal lacing. Flavor is a rather complex blend of smoke, good hops and vegetable, perhaps cauliflower. Intriguing fennel and hop finish. Quite complex and flavorful, but a bit too much of a vegetable quality. It should compliment any meal very well, particularly german food. Sold in a green bottle with no skunkiness.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent mahogany with frothy, well-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet, toasty bready dark caramel malt with a touch of Bavarian hops. Body starts with lightly sweet dark caramel maltiness along with decent bittering hop presence and earthiness toward a thinner finish. A pretty decent dunkel.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red in colour with a great head and lots of condition. Yeast in the nose; carbonation in this glass. The tongue is sweet and fruity, the finishes smooth
Fruity aromas with raisins and figs.
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color, nice offwhite head. Roatsed malt aroma, some burnt sugar, cocoa and chocolate notes. Malty flavor, roasted, chocolate notes, quite a sharp finish with some hops. Roasted and with some smkoy notes.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best Dunkel I have ever tatsed. I love this beer, but too bad the brewery still insists on exporting the dreaded green bottle. I rarely get to enjoy this un-skunked, but when I do its like heaven. Sweet maltliness almost perfectly balanced by hops. Finishes smooth and eventful.
Russo (1778) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark Brown Color with a nice beige head, the aroma is not so strong, but is like toasted malt, the flavor is amazing, its right on the balance, not so sweet and the bitterness on right point! The mouthfeel is some notes of bitterness and fruit.
Cerveja de cor marrom escura com uma espuma densa e bege. O aroma não é tão forte, mas fica perto de algo como malt torrado, o sabor é maravilhoso, parece que o doce e o amargo estão na medida perfeita. Fica um sabor meio amargo com notas de frutas.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is comprised of lightly sweet malt and low intensity toasted grain notes. The body is a light brown/tan color and transparent while the head is two fingers thick, white, frothy and quite lasting. Sweet malt and caramel fore. Very delicate really with a touch of honey-like sweetness through the middle and a fairntly dry toasty note int he finish. Very subtle, but quite enjoyable.