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Brewed by Brauerei Knoblach
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Litzendorf-Schammelsdorf, Germany

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012

Draught @ Brauerei Knoblach, Kremmeldorfer Strasse 1, Schammelsdorf, Bavaria Germany 96123.

Clear medium red amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, hay, caramel, toasted, moderate hoppy, grass, dusty hops. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, bitter, dry, almost metalic bitter, crispy hops, light caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120404]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20935) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2009
Draught@Abseits. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is earth, malts, rather yeast and also has some mild mouldy hints. Flavour is very citrusy and then it has quite much the same notes as in the aroma.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19974) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Clear nut brown, minimal head. Roasty metallic nose. Medium sweet and lightly toasty with rounded mouthfeel. Finishes with metal and blood. A bit too much surface and too little content, more in line with American brewpubs than Franconian.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Clear dark brown colour. Small tan head. Mildly herbal aroma. The flavour is mildly sweet, slightly roasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Golden-brown. Hoppy liquid bread aroma. Toasty and complex with lemony hops....you’d think those wouldn’t work together but they did here. Tasty example.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11056) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 18, 2011
Malzig herber, etwas erdiger Antrunk, bodenständig. Recht würzig, was einzig auf das Malz abzielt. Gelungen, sehr süffig, der Hopfen ist hintergründig präsent. Gut! 9/11/11/10//11

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9012) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle: Deep golden to light amber coloured, mid-sized and a bit lacy White head; mild sweetish aroma of dark malt, caramalt and nuts, hoppy and rural traces underneath; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, pretty soft, light to medium bodied; lingering dryish - but not too dry - bitter-sweet finish with - again - a distinctive nutty touch. Good, good franconian brew...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8590) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2014
(bottle) Clear, chestnut-brown colour with a medium-sized off-white foamy head. Mildly toasted malty aroma with nutty notes, a whiff of barnyard and caramel, backed by mildly herbal and subtle citric hops. Mildly sweet and delicately bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a smooth and well-matured carbonation. Moderately toasted malty and slightly nutty malty taste with hints of bread crusts, caramel, a whiff of chocolate, as well as herbal hoppy accents in the background, the latter getting stronger towards the lasting, mildly sweet malty and hop bitter finish. Very solid Franconian quality. 16.IX.14

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Chestnut brown body, clear with a fine white head. Crusty bread / toast malt in the nose with some grassy / herbal hops which show up as a strong green bitterness in the finish, out of balance bitterness even, which is strange to find in Franconia. Lingering bitterness, how did this become a staple here? Leafy green herbalness. Cookie and toast and grassy hops, a fun one for sure. Compare this hoppy dunkel to the malty experience i had with the bottle five years prior, I’m perplexed.
Bottle at the brewery in June 2008: Dark brown color with a tan head. Nose of rich and sweet tobacco, toffee, roast and caramel. Doppelbock-like nose, sweet, lightly alcoholic and fruity. Rich and flavorful toffee and bread crust throughout, very toasty with a faint bit of roast as well. Similar to a porter or stout at times, bready, fresh, and delicious. (3.8)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
My Bottom Line :
Hazelnut-laced toasted malts converse with spicy, wooden hops in this slender and refined Dunkel.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A slice of foam decorates the deep copper.
-The tiny but active bubbles and lean sugars craft a sturdy mouthfeel.
-The hoppy finish is quite bitter, more intense than the average Franconian brew.
-This and their Ungespundet Lagerbier are both brews I would drink pints of all the time if I could visit Schammelsdorf regularly.

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