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


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8702) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2015 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, though I’ve had bad versions which are more simplr cola-malt oriented but my friends seemed to enjoy more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8661) - 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.

On tap at the brewery gasthof

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7996) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 2, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Clear, orange-brown, glowing. Tall, fine head. Nose of caramel, oranges, chocolate. Rich malt flavor, chewy and bready, a bit burnt, with caramel and chocolate. Lovely layered malts. Rich, with a very bitter finish for a dunkel. Quite good, but doesn’t touch the lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7702) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2015
on tap at the brewery - stop 4 on an 8 brewery walk. dark brown with a purple tinge and a thin but lasting head; aroma is slightly rusty, hints of hazelnut; light stonefruit flavours, some tinny bitterness; decent but felt like something was missing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (7157) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
At the brewpub, 12 August 2014. Dark brown with a slight, off-white, head. Some toasted malts, a trace of plain chocolate and tart fruits, with a full-bodied, bitter finish. Sweetness avoided throughout and excellent for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6841) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Draft at Knoblach. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is medium to dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread/nuts, caramel, roasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Kinda watery, but otherwise quite delightful...rich malt nose and surprising hop bitterness. Very clean and solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6483) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2011
En fût. Pinte dégustée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée cuivrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe d’houblons. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3840)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6089) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle (50 cll) from the brewery. Clear copper, medium tan head. Malty, sugary, bready aroma with some roasted nootes. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5234) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Draught @ Gallows Bird Oktoberfest 2015, Espoo, Finland

Pours dark copper orange with a foamy head. Aroma of earthy notes, hints of berries, caramel, toffee and syrup. Taste is smooth, malty and slightly sweetish with some caramely notes, toffee and hints of bready notes. Finish is sweetish, bready malty and earthy with some caramel, toffee and nuts. Quite balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Draft at brewpub. Dark amber with thick white head. Nice worty aroma. The palate is juicy and the flavors are nothing more than a totally tasty liquid bread and bread crust experience. Very nice.

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