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


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RATINGS: 493   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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ritzn (72) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hauxe (264) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (2051) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MisoW (2914) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IOzh (77) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrumpy369 (206) - - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle in Austria. Dark mahagony colour, with a decent lightbrown head. Nose of light roasted malts with some sourness. Taste is caramell, malts and slight booze. Low-medium carbonation. Very nice dunkel, it’s only mistake is that i asked for a dunkelweizen :(

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1059) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
Dette er en mørk (dunkel) lager-øl, og normalt ville jeg forvente mig en lettere mørk, ristet smag. Men denne øl er meget tynd i smagen. Den har en nogenlunde eftersmag, men ellers ikke det helt store at sige om det gode ved øllen. "dunkel" øllene er generelt lettere i det, men denne falder ned i den nedre ende af skalaen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
M_Sack (568) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Tap @ The Concordia Club, Tempe. Muddy brown. Simplistic and slightly hollow, but pleasant aromas and flavours of roasted caramel, grassy hops. Smooth, yet clean and refreshing mouthfeel. Would be a great session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (625) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 28, 2016
On tap at Wunder sorbar, Budapest. Sweet chocolate malts some really nice smokiness on the nose. Bronze cola color with lacing tan head. Crispy beer, chocolate and roasted malts. Sweetness like banana and maybe cinnamon. A great dunkel!

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