Brewed by Brauerei Kneitinger
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Regensburg, Germany


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Dunkle Bernsteinfarbe mit 55 EBC Farbeinheiten, angenehm malzaromatischer, leicht hopfenaromatischer Geruch, vollmundiger, malziger Geschmack, Stammwürze 12,8% entsprechend einem Alkoholgehalt von 5,5 Vol%, leichte Hopfennote durch feinsten Aromahopfen aus der Hallertau, 18 EBC, sahnig-cremige Schaumentwicklung.
FAZIT: Ein typisches bayerisches Dunkel meisterlicher Brauart!

Editor’s Note: brewery website claims 5.5%/vol, but recent bottles (as of Jun 15) are labeled 5.2%/vol.

strings' rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
strings (377) - Sydney, - JUN 29, 2009
On tap in Regensburg. Suitably banal to match the Eurovision 2009 performances we were watching while drinking it. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimbonga (118) - - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle, 5.2%. Dark amber. Caramel and a bit of burnt malt in the nose. (Rye) bread, caramel and a bit of liquorice to taste. Nice lingering finish. Thought I’d bought the bock and slightly disappointed to find I hadn’t (label does mention bock so not obvious if you only look quick).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorgeLee (1793) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Tap at GBBF 2016. Deep rich brown colour, white foam. Pleasant, malty, bready, nice balance hint of spice, clean, quite rich. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2016
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear brown with a creamy, beige head. Moderately sweet with notes of light cocoa, brown bread, faint earth. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with subtle brown sugar, toasted brown bread, touches of toffee. Very drinkable dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 2, 2016
Aug. ’15. A 0.5 l bottle that poured a dark reddish brown body with medium sized head, colored accordingly. Fine lightly roasted aroma. Nuts, cocoa, caramel, dark fruits. Lightly roasted, bittersweet flavor, too. Pleasant amount of coffee, caramel, nuts. Complex for the style. Medium body with longer dark malt finish with a weird soapy off note. Extremely well balanced and quite a pleasant dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2744) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
Old notes. Tap @ the brewery. Brown color. Head leaves a thin layer. Aroma’s: roasted malts, light sweet malty. Flavor is moderate sweet, roasted. Body is thin. Long finish that starts roasted and develops towards a moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ritzn (521) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2016
Between black and dark red. Dark fruit, caramel and citrussy hops. Also very sweet and surprisingly sour. Pretty much no bitterness. The main reason I didn’t like it is the combination of maltiness and sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2685) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Draft at the brewpub in Nov. 2015: Deep rust. Custardy uniform cap of froth. Expressively malty, nut-rich aromas of darkened piecrust, fallen leaves, chocolate-covered hazelnuts, pecan, toast and toffee. Soft, fine carbonation. Ripe splash of black plum flavors dovetails with a javalike maltiness. Intricately malty, with breadcrust and elegant whispers of toffee causing the mouth to water. Minerals pierce the malt and help lighten the body. Soft, vanilla-cookie pils malt adds yet more layers to the toffee, cocoa and coffee interplay. Deep malt extraction yields a maltiness that’s rich to the point of being smoky. Understated plum notes also help add lift, but by no means weigh the body down or impede the exquisite malt. Clean, well balanced finish of hazelnuts and cocoa. As with the Edel-Pils and Bock, here is another polished quaffable creation from a very clean brewer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fdomig (844) - München, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2016
500ml on tap at the brewpub in Regensburg. Aroma is coffee and brown sugar. Appearance is light cloudy dark brown with a light brown-ish head. Taste is mildly sour, medium sweet and light bitter. Perfect balance. Superb Dunkles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (2084) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle50cl. Clear deep amberbrown, large foamy tan head, good retention and lacing; strong roasted malts aroma, caramel, brown sugar, bread, nut and cocoa notes; taste is light heavy sweet and slightly bitter, malty, toffee, dark bread; medium body, oily texture, smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation, aftertaste sweetbitter, leafy hops, bit earthy; very nice Dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9146) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Draft at the brewery in Regensburg. Clear cola with a fine tan head. Chocolate, dust, toasted grain maltiness with touches of marzipan and black cherry. Medium bodied, sweet, low bitterness, low acid, clean, creamy, fluffy and soft, highly toasted bread crust, subtle chocolate, light touch of toosite roll chew chocolate character. Very similar malt character to the dunkler bock, but more subtle and restrained.

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