Brewed by Schloßbrauerei Kaltenberg (Warsteiner)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Kaltenberg, Germany


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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
A bottom-fermented dark beer speciality, which is manufactured in traditional Bavarian brewing procedure.

Bier von königlicher Hoheit.
Mit bestem dunklen Gesternmalz und feinherbem Aromahopfen gebraut. Feinwürzig-malzig und typisch dunkel. Seine Königliche Hoheit, Prinz Luitpold von Bayern, achtet persönlich auf die hohe Qualität dieses Bieres. So ist es Familientradition. Denn schon das Reinheitsgebot von 1516 verdanken wir den Wittelsbacher Wilhelm IV. Ausgesuchte Rohstoffe aus dem Süden Deutschlands, ein spezielles Sudverfahren und die hohe Vergärung machen dieses Bier so süffig. 12°

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirstyrabbit (1740) - Tallinn, - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Dark copper body with a small beige head. Aroma has mostly caramel malt and toffee. Slightly watery taste of caramel malt and fruitcake. This could have been a lot better if the suits at the company had closed the water tap a bit sooner. Prinz Luitpold von Bayern is not amused.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DraftDodger (1081) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2016
Copenhagen 18/9 2016. 50 cl bottle from Meny. Black (of course) label with both two roaring lions, a giant heraldic shield and a idyllic looking small German town. In gold. Pours dark reddish brown with white head. Settles as 0,5 cm thick layer of foam. Moderate lacing. Aroma is not very strong but of brown sugar, roasted malts, cocoa and caramel. Fairly sweet. Medium carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor is well balanced between medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Bitterness lingering in the aftertaste. Nice enough dunkel without being outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (8293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
Tap@Die Kleine Bierstube, Aarhus (03/09/2016) - dark brown pour with a beige head. Medium sweet to light toasted malty aroma and taste, caramel, light cocoa, toasty bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rotin (901) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2016
Draught at Brauhaus Bruck. Clear, red to brown colored. AROMA- toasted malts, bread crusts. FLAVOR- slightly sweet and bitter, bread crusts, dark caramel. Medium bodied.
Quite good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Andyb123 (11) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2016
Standard schwarzbier. I had high hopes for this, but it drinks like any other plain black beer the tender could pull out at the bar. Aroma is mild and inoffensive, the colour a bit like dirty dish water. Very little dark malt taste of any kind, and a bit strangely sweet. Meh... All round

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ascelja (901) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2016
Tap at Brauhaus Bruck. Clear deep copper to brown body, medium yellowish head. Aroma of toffee, burned sugar, roasted malts. Taste is neutral, slightly bitter finish. Roasted malts, caramel, sugarcane. Light body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bdleedahl (175) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 11, 2016
A decent dunkel, I would say average for the style. It has low carbonation and not a ton of flavour, but nothing off. Bottle in Munich. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
midovark (548) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2016
0.5 l bottle. Pours deep brown with no head. Metallic notes, coffee, roasted malts and toffee in aroma. Earthy notes, roasted malts and coffee in taste. Medium coffee-like finish. Easily drinkable, light bodied. Nice dunkel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlf (308) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2016
Brown with reddish shine and big slightly offwhite head; aroma is malty and slightly fruit and honey; taste is medium sweet with slightly roast aroma, toasted malt, some fruit, finish is hoppy bitter slightly spicy; mouthfeel is creamy oily with average carbonation

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gehbe (226) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUL 14, 2016
Pours clear light brown with medium creamy tan head. Weak nose of dark bread, caramel, toast. Sweetish with a little light bitterness. Medium body, high carbonation. Drinkable but unimpressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rubin77 (1033) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 2, 2016
F: big, off-white, not long lasting. C: dark red to brown, clear. A: malty, very bready, light caramel, nutty, hint of chocolate. T: malty, bready, chocolate, dark caramel, grassy dry bitterness on the palate, medium body, normal carbonation, very good, 500 ml bottle from De Keyzer Drinks near Brussels.

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