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


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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°

Illini08's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2008
On tap on 6/2/08. Had this at the König Ludwig Biergarten just outside of the Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein castles. I quote my notes "Another boring dunkel. Nothing offensive about this beer, but I’m writing my notes on it one day after I drank it and I don’t remember anything special about it. Just that it was easy to drink but boring and lacking character."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (3089) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2014
500ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours hazy amber, thin off-white head. Aromas of green apple, light spice, caramel. Taste is sweet, light herbal notes. Creamy texture, carbonation stops the finish being sticky. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (598) - - AUG 11, 2014
Banana, caramel, sweet finish. Unimpressive for a dunkel, too sweet and quite off-style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1914) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Half liter bottle. Roasty malt with a hint of char, some caramel and coffee. The finish this out quite a bit. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lukin (443) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Dark brown, large pillowy head. Sweet and lightly roasted malts, yeast. Flat mouthfeel. Only ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sdmmb (793) - USA - AUG 3, 2014
Drunk from 50cl bottle in Hallstatt, Austria. Dark wheat beer. Pleasant and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2586) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2014
29 July 2014, tap. Light brown/tan and murky. Nose is mild yeast and some coriander. Med body and moderately fizzy. Yeasty, rich bready malt, faint banana. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (703) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2014
DAA; Take away from Frankfurt. Pours clear copper with a large, frothy, off-white, short to moderate lasting, lacing head. Nose is roasted malt, caramel, bread, dark dried fruits and light spice. Taste is light to moderate sweet, light bitter and light spicy with a somewhat lasting finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GoufCustom (795) - HONG KONG - JUL 22, 2014

500 ml bottle bought at Wellcome Superstore in Sheung Shui.

Clear amber brown colour; Explosive two-finger head and crumpety light-beige foam which lasted for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of amber malt, with moderate roastyness, molasses, light sugar, light caramel, light cream, very light coffee and faint grass; Close to light sweet taste of light roasted malt, with light nuts, caramel, faint toffee, molasses, faint chocolate, lemon, very light bitter hops and light grass; Mid to light body. Slick palate; Mouth feel is very malty but only moderate roasty and light nutty as the grain bills are combinations of pale and dark malts. Quite slick to the tongue with good molasses, not too sweet. Also really low caramel and thin coffee and cream, taste as in the taste of an average Bitter. Very clean taste otherwise. So-so… Hoppiness is faint grass in nose, lemon and light grass in taste. Bitterness - extract by the way - is moderate to light for an abrupt and inoffensive low-fi bitter semi finish; Slightly dry after taste; Malty and very easy to mouth.

Comments: A very good looking and clean-tasting Dunkel - no off-taste, low sweetness, and no mustiness. The rich mix of pale and dark malt renders this one low in caramel / coffee-led dark beer aroma and taste. Just meant to be easy drinking and for a good time. Slightly above average.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TtV (55) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle 50cl. Deep brown colour with thick light brown head. Aroma is a little sweet. Taste not too complex. Bitterness and hints of mocca. Wood?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kingstoni (1491) - FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear deep amber color with a thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel and coffee. Sweet taste with some roastiness.

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