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


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RATINGS: 89   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fdomig (655) - 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 (1531) - 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 (8888) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (4893) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Keg at GBBF as ’Kneitinger Export Dunkel’. Very dark plum colour, red hue, small off-white head. Aroma is molasses, salt lick, treacle. Body is light, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is light toffee, soft bitterness. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (10703) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Keg at GBBF 2015. It pours clear deep brown with a decent beige head. The nose is sweet, toasty, brown bread, fruit cake, dried fruit and light spice. The taste is smooth, bitter - sweet, earthy roast, fruit cake, peppery spice, charred stuff, brown bread with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Simple, easy - going funnel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4543) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 4, 2015
Bottled. Thanks heavy! Poured a dark bronze body with a small off white head. Sweet aloma, chocolate and malt, dry, lovely. Light, nice dry chocolate taste, a bit on the lighter side, dry finish, almost no aftertaste. Vaguely creamy, vaguely herbal, vaguely soapy, vaguely bitter. Surprisingly good dunkel all in all. Great job!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wheresthepath (1920) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Keg at Reading BF. Reddish-brown with a thick cream head. Rather thin and fizzy. A little caramel and a little nutty dryness. On the bland side but inoffensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (6157) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2015
Schön im Malz mit dieser feinen kernigen Süffigkeit gesegnet. Dahinter noch etwas an Karamell, leicht im Getreide und ausgewogener Perlung. Sehr mild und ebenso angenehm zu trinken. Daumen noch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (6217) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle from Dilo in Bochum. The beer has got a deep dark brown colour with a steady head and medium body. Aroma of bread and malt. Taste of dark bread, malt, dark fruits, straw, wheat and mild hops. Easy and smooth to drink, enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This admirable Dunkel proposes toasted malts upon earthy, leafy hops in a soft and drinkable mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam garnishes the reddish dark brown.
-The mouthfeel is appropriately lean while leaving just enough sugars for the teeth to sink into.
-Hop bitterness is mild.
-This somehow provided as much malt flavor as their richer Bock.

On tap at the brewpub.

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