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


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RATINGS: 500   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°

Tharlinn's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tharlinn (37) - Nijmegen, - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle, 50cl, Mitra Nijmegen. Aroma: Caramel. Appearance: Ruby red colour with an amber head. Small dotted lacing. Taste: Caramel, wheat. Palate: Medium/thick body with not too much carbonation. BIttery aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WVHouseofBeer (1011) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Looks like cola coming out of the bottle with a small white head. Nice aromas of chocolate, nuts and some caramel. Tastes the same as it smells but the flavors are not as pronounced as the aromas. Slightly watery body with a clean finish. A fairly average Dunkel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11854) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with black highlights and a large, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and toast malt, dates, figs and light earthy hops. Flavor is moderate chocolate and toast malt, light earthy hops and bitterness, light dark malt derived fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wolf_Gang (11) - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2016
Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Hazy amber-brown pour with a two finger foamy off-white head with nice retention and lacing. The nose is classic Weizen with lots of banana, clove, caramel, brown bread, molasses, and some subtle mineral notes. The taste follows suit with tons of sweet caramel malt along with hints of banana, clove, brown sugar, banana bread, tobacco, and molasses. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with perfect carbonation and great balance. Overall, this is one of my favorite interpretations of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ttheilen (528) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kto (757) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (3749) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (1341) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ritzn (219) - 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 (311) - 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

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