thechandler (573) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Pours a mid-golden color. Thick white head. Aroma is sweet, slightly malty. Taste is smooth and flavorful. Malty, but balanced and sweet, but not too sweet. Slightly bitter, but not too bitter. A Generally tastey Marzen. Better than any I’ve had in the State thus far though.
MrRomero (1973) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml fliptop bottle: pours clear deep golden yellow witha coupe inches of white head. Mild herbal hop aroma with a bit of wet cardboard. Flavor is full with hops, some apple, and some wet cardboard. Flavors intensifed as it warmed up. Decent beer but nothing worth seeking out.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just brought this back from my trip to Germany.
Pours a very clear bronze with a one and a half finger head that fades slowly to a thick layer of foam, leaving behind a thick sheet of lace. Unfortunately, the head completely fades away after a little while.
Smell; somewhat grainy and malty, with some hints of apples. There’s also some hints of hops in there, but not real strong.
Taste; I’m not a huge Pils fan, but this actually tastes pretty darn good. This has a fairly strong graininess to it that I find appealing. The apples that I noticed in the aroma come out a touch more strongly in the flavor as well as a little hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, which is thicker than I would have expected from a Pils, and pretty darn drinkble.
BelgianBeerGal (2864) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
.5L swing-top bottle. Clear, darker golden colour. Good carbonation leading to a medium head, but no lacing. Nothing oustanding in the taste, just an average flavour.
pivnizub (8357) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bügelverschlußflasche: Light amber coloured, slightly hazy, stable off-white head; honey, sweet-malt and a tinge of toasted malt in the nose; mild sweetish and very light bitter flavour, light bodied, but a bit sticky; mild, sweetish-malty finish. A rather bland and boring stuff......
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(swing top bottle) Slightly hazy orange to amber coloured hue with a minimal off-white foamy head. Slightly sweet and dusty malty aroma with faint traces of honeyish fruitiness and resiny hops. Light-sweet flavour, medium to light body, smooth carbonation; slightly papery malt character with a touch of honey and perfumed hops. Very light bitter, papery malty finish. Rather disappointing.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (500ml best before 06.01.07). Thanks to my friend Austin for bringing this back from Germany in his luggage. Clear amber-gold with a solid foamy-fizzy white head. Sweet aroma, sweet cereal grain, grape, perfumy hops, buckwheat honey - seems a bit sweet for a dunkel, but I find it very appealing. It’s like nectar! - sweet, floral, perfumy and a solid undercurrent of light but insistent perfumy/floral hops. Sticky, sryupy mouthfeel, virtually no carbonation, quite a sweet finish, but it’s a quick finish, no aftertaste - I’m pretty sure this isn’t really anything like a dunkel - seems more like a mead to be honest - but nice.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a medium white head. Light sweet malty, hoppy aroma and a sweet malty, straw, hoppy taste. Medium body with a light sweet finish.
lovelacm (48) - Niceville, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with small fizzy, white head. Hops aroma and somewhat sweet malt flavor. Clean finish. Little-to-no aftertaste. Doesn’t weigh heavy ior fill you up. Not a dunkle, not a pils, not a weizen. But a nice spot in the middle.
antibeersnob (29) - Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first dunkle and it fits the description nicely. Pours great...color, carb, and head all good. Nice aroma. Friend of mine brought it over from Germany...I wish I could get it here...It would be my summer regular brew!