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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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (992) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
500ml draught
4.8% ABV
I tried this beer on tap on December 15, 2011 at "The Beerbistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a dark coca-cola brownish-black, with golden-brown edges and a cream coloured cap. Aroma was wheat, roast, caramel, toffee with some weak floral hints. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was sweet malt, toffee, and a hint of molasses and spice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strangebrewer (865) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
bottle. Poured deep brown with a red tint, thin tan head. Toasted, malty aroma. Thin mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Toasty malt flavour, brown sugar and pepper.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tessic (842) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
This lager pours a dark red colour with a off white head. The aroma includes some nice roasted malts with a sweetish, caramel scent. Maybe a little coffee. First sip is very roasty with a nice charred malt flavour. Starts out slightly sweet but by the finish the bitterness comes in. The taste is also slightly sweet with a very small amount of cocoa. The finish is slightly bitter but pretty good all in all

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2010
341 ml bottle. Pours reddish brown in colour, nice frothy off-white heads, leaves lots of lacing. Not much aroma or taste, basic dark lager. Not bad, but not outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gilvanblight (777) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2005
Very dark red in colour. Strong malty scent. Slightly watery but still keeps a full bodied flavor. Goes through 3 different tastes in the mouth with a clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2006
Quite a bit of coffee/toffee in this otherwise average dark brew, some fruity presence, dryness in the finish and an oily mouthfeel. Pleasant, a good try from this small, hyperbolically-named brewery.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2004 Tasted in Toronto from the LCBO. Tasted in dimple mug. Tasted at just above room temp. Colour is dark, matching the label description. Light thin white wispy head with very caramel sweet scent. Doesn’t feel like a lager, would be absolutely mediocre as an ale. But drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2007 341 ml bottle - pours a gorgeous clear dark chestnut/mahogany with a lovely off white head that slowly diminishes leaving delicate lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma sweetly malty with a crisp Noble/Saaz hop character that is similar to the brewer’s pils. Some nice breadiness too, as the glass warms. Flavour is a different thing altogether - some of that sweet maltiness to begin, then a subtle hop bitterness followed by some chocolate and a rich roasty nuttiness that was completely unexpected, but fully welcomed. Finishes with a long mellow mingling of the smooth malt and hop bite. Expertly crafted - perhaps slightly watery, but you can’t really expect a big body in a lager. Beautiful in it’s simplicity and infinitely sessionable. I don’t know why I put off buying this for so long - it’s a mistake I won’t make again. This will definitely become a summer staple in my fridge. King is one of the sleeper brewers in Ontario with a flawless record so far. Keep it up.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob6239 (622) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours clear and dark with a slight tan head from bottle. Mild aroma. Taste had notes of caramel and coffee but faint and not overpowering.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2006
341ml Bottle: Wow, what a tremendous find! Met these guys at an event in Caledon, decided to buy a six to support the locals. Pours a beautiful deep brown with crimson edges, although the head sadly left quickly on the bottle. Scent is amazing, with caramel and chocolate. The taste is exceptional, almost schwarzbier, featuring a lot going on. You can taste sweet caramelized malt, some light grain, chocolate and coffee tones, and only a slight amount of hops near the back. Easily one of my top ones, I swear the rest of you have been drinking something else.


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