Luvystypotables (532) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Colour of strong sweet tea, with a short well laced head. Aroma of yeast and grains with a hint of malt. Sweet malt taste with a touch of grain. Sweet transient palate.
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darn you, green bottle! Aroma was skunked up by poor German engineering with regard to light protection...amazing that canning hasn’t become part of the Purity Law! :)
Corn, funk, and musty aroma hints that at one point, it was a fairly pleasing roasty toasty grain and caramel smell. Flavor was apparently unaffected, as the sweet toffee notes popped up and mixed in nicely from start to finish atop the medium-roast malt backbone. Silky but light mouthfeel, dark brown hazy liquid tinged with amber under a small cap of light tan head.
Throw this in a Warsteiner bottle and I’d venture to guess it would score a few tenths higher. Okay, okay, I swear I’m done with the soapbox on green bottles!
Sissio (524) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown/chestnut, cappuccino rocky head
Cereals, some hops, caramel
Sweet/bitter with pleasant bitter ending
Licorice, roasted malts, chocolate
generallee08 (523) - New York, USA - JUL 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Its body has a deep burnt coppery color with lighter amber highlights and good clarity. The pour produces a tall, foamy, light tan head with a mix of small tightly packed bubbles and bigger soapy quick fading bubbles. The settles down to a thin cap of tiny bubbles that makes very nice lacing on the glass. The nose is full and rich. There are solid notes of caramel and bready maltiness followed up by some floral/mineral like German and Czech noble hops. As in the aroma the flavor has nice caramel/bready maltiness and noble spicy/floral hops in good balance with a slight edge to the malt. In the finish it quickly fades to dryer mellow hop bitterness. The body has a medium to full body with a smooth, not to thick/not to thin, texture and carbonation.
dj (520) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Hofbräuhaus. A dark brown colour with a good head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is also malty with some sweetness. Fairly unimpressive.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours brown with a small white head. Subtle aroma of sweet grain and a bit of caramel. Flavor follows the aroma as expected. Easy drinking but nothing special.
biirusaikou (519) - - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted cereals, caramel aroma. Caramel malt flavor, mild plum, coffee beans, clean finish. A decent dunkel without being exceptional, maybe a tad too light in texture.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a very fine dunkel! Pours a rich, dark brown body with a hearty frothy head that stays with the brew a long time. Hints of roasted malt and caramel are both smelt and tasted; followed up with a light, crisp hit of bitter hops that’s just right!
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Gabriel’s. Pours a perfectly clear, chestnut colored body with a bit of tannish head and no lacing. Aromas of bready malt, caramel, hints of smoke, raisins and German "illegible". Flavor was light to medium malty sweet, toasty and some nuttyness. Thin to medium mouthfeel. This would get another .5 if I was drinking it under a giant tent while listening to an oompah band.
bobaidan (503) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap during an Oktoberfest celebration. Pour was dark brown without much of a head. Aroma is pure malt. Mouth feel was thick and did not have much carbonation. Flavor was sweet with a bit of roasted malt and molasses mixed in. Easy to drink, but unremarkable.