Brewed by Gasthausbrauerei Hufeisen
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Pottenstein, Germany


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
süffig - würzig - naturtrüb
Ein typisch fränkisches, herbes Bier - unser Hausbier, seit Generationen nach gleichem Rezept gebraut!<>br
Formerly known as Hufeisen Pottensteiner Urdunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11526) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2002
Aroma of smoked malt. Slight smokey taste. Oak and hops. Little carbon. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (10222) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
Pours red-brown with a light tan head. Aroma of caramel malts with a little nuttiness plus floral hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
It’s rather hazy, dark mahogany-red with a small, creamy head, and the aroma has notes of caramel, nuts, roasted malt, light cocoa and straw. The flavour is moderately sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, straw, cocoa and licorice, and the finish is dry and slightly bitter – it’s a delicious dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8926) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2007
(bottle) Hazy, copper colour with loads of floaties [bb-date: Dec. 2007] and a beige foamy medium head. Slightly sweet toast-malty, bready aroma with caramel and moderate herbal hops. Sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium body, soft carbonation. Malt-accented toasty and slightly ashy taste with caramel; lingering bitter and herbal hoppy finish. Decent Dunkel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8796) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle best by June 2016. Lightly hazed dark maroon-brown body with a short tan colored head. Aroma is malt-dominant with notes of roasted grain, peanuts, dirty dish water, compost / soil, autolyzed yeast. Medium-light bodied, sweet and sharp with low bitterness and noticeable burnt grain astringency on the palate that tastes like burnt pancake batter, finishing slightly sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Light diacetyl emboldens this Dunkel’s raisiny malts, as earthy hops and maple toffee continue developing the sugary profile.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy sheet of foam covers the cloudy brown.
-Drinkability is relatively high despite the sugar content.
-This is not a dialed-in Dunkel at all.
-Minerality is quite high, as it seems to be in most Pottenstein-area brews.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 21, 2007
on tap at the brewpub. purple brown, lasting head, roasty sweet aroma, some light sourness, semi-bitter, slightly chewy texture. quality dunkel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (6919) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2005
Biggish, fine off-white head, dark brown-yellow cloudy body. (Not sure about the colour; it was dark, and the light at the brewery was yellow.) Sweet, toffee-like aroma. Big sweet toffee/licorice taste, with slightly hoppy aftertaste. Complex taste. Aftertaste lingers. A very interesting beer, somewhat heavy by German standards. (0.5l mug on tap at the brewery pub.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (6224) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2013
Rated as "Urdunkel" 4.7%
Das Bier ist schön röstmalzig-herb. Die doch erstaunlich stark ausfallende Herbe kommt im Nachgeschmack noch einmal voll zur Geltung und bleibt mit den Röstmalzaromen noch deutlich spürbar lange auf der Zunge. Im Hauptteil kommt auch eine leichte Süße zum Vorschein, die aber nicht wirklich gegen die Herbe ankommt. Ganz zum Ende des Nachgeschmacks wird es dann wieder einen ganz kleinen Tick süßer…
Test vom 8.3.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,10,11,12,11 - 11,15

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Draft @ brewpub. Milky opaque dark brown with stable head. The aroma is not popping, has some sourness. The palate is soft and has nice low carbonation that makes it very drinkable. The beer is very tasty, as wood fired dark bread crust.

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