cattaneopapa (285) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. 5.5% alc / vol.
Pours a hazy ruby brown colour with one finger off white head. Bready lager aroma on the nose with some roasted malts. Taste is malty with a gentle hop accent and finishes with a metallic aftertaste. Medium carbonation.
Sarlacc83 (1861) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap.A: Dark amber near mahoganh. Thin near-white head.N: Toffee, cracker, earth, grist, some clove, hint of banana, some honey and heather, mappe syrup and toast.T: Goodly sweet and lightly bitter.M: Light body, tingly carbonation, no alcohol.O: Solid Dunkel. Tasty and light. Decently complex.
ametras (1286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark mahogany with a foamy beige head. Flavors are bread crust, toasted cereals, molasses, dark fruits and earthy hops with nutty and spicy notes. Light to medium body, good carbonation, slick texture.
Metalchopz (3055) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2016 Pours a clean copper-amber colour with a nice creamy-frothy beige head, good retention and creamy lacing. Munich malt smell with nutty notes and hints of caramel, dark fruits and molasses. Mouthfeel is a little oily. The taste has the dark malt as well, with mild roasted malts, bread, caramel and even hops in the finish. A little metallic feel some times. Not a bad, easy-drinking Dunkel, except for this last one (metallic notes). Great with food as you cannot notice this.
beer_rookie (381) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my first Dunkel.
Pours a mahogony color. Nice mocha color head, about 2 fingers. Decent rettention, decent lacing. It’s dark, but it’s still clear. Interesting, dark beer in a green bottle. I thought the bottle was brown.
Aroma is smoky malts. Coffee, and maybe caramel. I’m not picking up hops. It’s not super fancy, but it smells great.
Taste follows the nose. It’s sweet, and smoky. It could pass as a coffee, it smells and tastes that strong, as far as coffee goes. It’s a little bready. After a decent sit and ponder, it tastes a lot of honey. But anyhoo.
Mouthfeel is medium, but yet light. It’s clean, it’s smooth, it’s refreshing. It’s dark, but still drinkable. It’s creamy, well, it’s really good.
Overall, this is surprisingly good. I like the characteristics of this beer. I hope it’s true to the style. I’ll have to seek out other Dunkels now.
Iphonephan (6042) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 33 cl bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with an ecru head. Light toffee nose. Flavors of caramel and toast. Smooth, crisp finish.
Frothmeister (717) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear copper colour with a creme coloured head. Very light on the nose with an unexpected note of apple juice up front with light brown sugar, and light straw like malt notes. As for taste, corn syrup, light maple syrup, a little stream of acidity, and light woodiness that leads into the darker malt notes; dark coffee, raisins, and woodiness with some light bitterness. An easy drinking session beer for the upcoming colder months.
probstblueribbon (3698) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO served cool in a tulip glass. Very deep crimson mahogany with a tight light tan head. Light to moderate roasted malt, quite clean, faint sulphur, grainy malt, a slight hint of fruitiness. Medium body, medium-full carbonation. Some wet cardboard, light to moderate roasted barley, pretty clean, a slight, vague fruitiness; dry with gentle bitterness and a clean, lightly roasted barley finish. Pretty well executed for the style.
brewerale (136) - - SEP 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Escura e avermelhada com média formação de espuma. Notas de malte torrado, caramelo, leve café e lúpulo ao fundo. Leve com final médio, maltado e suave amargor no retrogosto.
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
LCBO bottle.Clear dark brown colour with off white head. Nose is earthy, malty and slight roasty. Taste is similar, earthy, roasty malt. Earthy, balanced bitterness, chocolate and brown sugar/molasses. Perfect for fall.