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

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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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°


mikkos' rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkos (306) - - JUN 29, 2013
Dark crimson beer with a foamy nice head, just goes away too fast. Aroma of dark roasted malts, hint of coffee and chocolate. Metallic notes. Medium carbonation, quite light mouthfeel. A bit watery feeling, same with the taste. Malts, dark chocolate, a bit metallic taste. This is an okay beer but somehow a bit too much on the light side.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kto (710) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 23, 2016
0.33l bottle from kaisers in berlin/charlottenburg.
pours a clear chestnut with a medium off-white head and a nice lacing. aroma of roasted malts, bacon. flavour of nuts, grass, leaves, tobacco. dry, quite simple, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3624) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2016
gift from Kyle (son) on a trip home from Germany - Thanks!!! --- Aroma of malt and burlap (good aroma). Clear amber brown color, beige two-finger head that persists, strings of lace. Taste is light malt, carbonation, and light bittering. Very simple brew, very light, but balanced and satisfying.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (1319) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle from Kiwi. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma and taste is light roasted malt, caramel, some fruits, brown sugar. Soft carbonation. Light bitter to sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ritzn (139) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 24, 2016
Dark bronze with little tan head. Aroma is roasted nuts and earth (not negative). Taste is a decent bitterness and nothing much else. Fits into the picture very well. Body is full and very smooth mouthfeel. I totally recommend this. It may be not so complex but the one thing it has is perfect.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hauxe (289) - Butzbach, GERMANY - APR 22, 2016
Pours dark copper brown from the bottle with a creamy head that lingers for the duration. Weak roasted malt and caramel aromas greet the nose. Taste is white bread and caramel malt. The finish trends more towards sour than bitter. The body is on the lightish side. While not watery, a bit more robustness would have done the brew good. That said, this is one of those brews that grew on me over the course of the bottle. Pleasant, smooth, and reliable. However I would have preferred a richer malt taste, and more bitterness and less sourness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvaMess (9) - - APR 21, 2016 does not count
easy to drinkbrown colour light taste not very bitter hint of caramel roasted malt good dunkel beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2061) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2016
Pours a finger on a dark straw. Aroma is roasted malt. Taste is mild roasted malt. Easy drinking with nice flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (2954) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 25, 2016
On tap in Bologna, Italy. Pours brown color, lightly beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet, caramel, roasted malt, coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IOzh (97) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - MAR 13, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with small white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel. Medium body with soft carbonation, taste is a bit sweet and bitter. Nice and refreshing.


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