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Brewed by King Brewery
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Nobleton, Canada

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Authentic Munich Dunkel Style Lager 4.8% alc./vol. King Brewery's newest addition is this authentic Munich-style Dark Lager. Using only the finest imported Dark Munich Malt and Noble German Hops, combined with brewing in our authentic German decoction brewhouse, gives this beer King's trademark "true to style" aroma and flavour. This delicious beer is red-brown in colour, with a thick tan coloured head. The palate is rich and full, delivering a clean bready taste with a hint of toasted chocolate, while sporting elegant lace lines to the bottom of your glass. This unique Dark Lager is complex yet clean. Enjoy it with all European continental style foods and cheeses, or just as a well deserved cold one. Extremely flavourful, balanced and deliciously refreshing, our Dark Lager has to be tasted to be appreciated!


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
A slowly burning red wine vinegar furnace, fed by feeble caramel sweetness...Fiendish water dilutes the few berries and ferries across the fickle ashes...Far from a fiasco, but still a fledgeling lager...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2004 Rerate 8/18/04 Sweeter and less hoppy than before, bit of chocolate notes at first become more like caramel as it warms up. Bit of toasted malt. An improvement from before, I think they must have tweaked this one. <P> Initial Rating: Darkish amber, bit of a hoppy bite to it but not a lot of bitterness. OK mouthfeel, Lingering aftertaste was not unpleasant. Hops are strongly reminiscent of their pilsener. Not bad but unexciting. 5/3/5/3/12

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6673) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle, brought by Robbie from Kingston. Pours a dark brown with a dense vanilla head. Sweet dark caramel aroma, chocolate. Rich dark caramel flavour, some cocoa, roasted bitterness rounds out the finish. Good flavour density, enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6406) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 2, 2006
Brown, with light haze, small creamy top. Soft malty aroma, bready nose with gentle woody character. Soft bodied, light with light acidic character. Neat malty brew, with just light hop touch.
Earlier Rating: 11/9/2003 Total Score: 3.3
It was looking like a dark lager should. Dark golden amber hue. Nice thick white head . Bitter , slightly acidic , some wood and fruits . Very interesting aroma. Sadly it was a bit thin in body, hops played well here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Svesse (6080) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2007
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, nose with notes of dark bread and caramel. Malty taste with dark fruit, dark bread, caramel and a hint of prunes. Hardly exciting, but clean and fresh.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2006
Draught at Bar Volo. Pours a bubbly dark reddish-brown with a spare white head. Mild aroma of caramel malt and grain, maybe a bit of dark fruit. Flavour of caramel malt, a touch of chocolate and some vague hops. Pretty well balanced for what it is. Decent enough, I’d have it again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5801) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
bottle, lighter cola color, nutty, chocolate flavors & aromas. lighter bodied. decent sessson beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2007
[717-20070928] Cask @ C’est What 2007 FOSB (Toronto, ON; "Unfiltered"). Faint coffee malt aroma. Dark brown body with a quick bubbly off-white head. Coffee and toffee caramel malt flavour has a little maple. Medium-full body has some astringency and is a little bitter. Nice and nutty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2008
0.34 l bottle. Dark mahagony color with creamy tan head. Malty aroma with coffee and toffee. Malty, toasty, coffeish, toffeish, nutty and bready flavor. Coffee finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (4716) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
Copper colour, almost no head-but what is-thin tan. Aroma of caramel, light malt and metal. Medium-bodied; Somewhat spicey taste with caramel and malt most prevalent. Overall, decent-better than I was expecting, a bit more than a 'palate cleanser'! I had this bottle at the Winter Party at Oakes' place in Toronto, Canada on 05-December-2003.


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