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Krug-Bräu Dunkles Festbier (Weihnachtsbier)

Brewed by Krug-Bräu Breitenlesau
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Waischenfeld-Breitenlesau, Germany


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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ABV: 5.5-5.6%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8934) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Karamell, würzig. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig süß, leicht schokoladig, minimal würzig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kappldav123 (5279) - GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle looks simple but really good. Beer in the glass zippy, brownish, nice head. Starts malty-dry, not too roasty, some hints of caramel. Light fruity notes of plum. Finish a bit milder. Okay.
Earlier Rating: 1/24/2010 Total Score: 3.4
The bottle looks good, really christmas-like. The beer in the glass also, darker than exspected, huge head. Starts strong and malty, modest roasty, not too dry. A little bit smoky. Also fruity notes of plum. The smoky notes make a wonderful aftertaste. Very drinkable and good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4370) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
500ml Bottle: labelled as Weihnachtsbier. Drank on 22nd Jan 2014 in Weiss-Blau, Charlottenburg Berlin. Pours a deep reddy brown with a beige foaming head. Malty nose and taste, but more complicated than that. The malts seemed full but distant in their character, meaning light but ever present. Spicy notes and semi-sweet caramel hints gave the beer an extra dimension and a Christmassy feel. Medium bodied and very easy to drink, the alcohol level sat nicely within the flavours and suited the beer well: it didn’t need to be a super charged brew with the depth of flavours it carried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4361) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear reddish dark brown colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma, malt-spicy, a very cautious smoky touch. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty with a nuttily touch, malt-spicy, cautious hints of roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mile (3203) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and some roasted malt. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light caramel and roasted malt with faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and some roasted malt, light hoppyness and light alcohol. OK dunkel - not too sweet/light bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8342) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2013
A semi-dark Weihnachtsfestbier (not Oktoberfest or Märzen) with a toasted bread crust, roast and cola core and a nutmeg / spice quality that seems, and is, entirely malt-derived. Medium body, sweet, a bit crude and raw with a residual yeast / chalk powder / plastic note that affects the otherwise straightforward nut, bread, toast, dark malt character. Frothy and creamy high carbonation, medium bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (4461) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2013
Dark brown in the glass with beige head. The beer starts malty-balanced, not sweet. The mainly dry mainpart is nicely malted, slightly bitter. Highly drinkable. The aftertaste is medium, a bit more sweet.
--> Nice Festbier, but could be a bit deeper in aroma.
--> 10/12/8/9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6485) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, roasted nuts, popcorn), with light notes of smoke and brown sugar. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, creamy/watery texture, soft carbonation. A little popcorny and forgettable, but ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirRepsol (158) - Cologne, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2013
from bottle. pours a clear dark red colour with a white to beige frothy head. pleasent and full aroma of sweet and roasted malts with burned sugar and some buttersotch and nutty notes. light to medium mouthfeel, thin texture and average carbonation, dry aftertaste. the flavours one gets are mainly sweet and roasted malts and nuts. easy to drink märzen with a unique character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shaney (2427) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2012
#344 Ein primär malziges Bier, dass keine weihnachtlichen Aromen zu bieten hat. Etwas dünn-wässriger Antrunk, dann folgt eine eher herbe Malzigkeit, die gegen Ende gar etwas Röstmalzig schmeckt. Wahrlich nicht schlecht, aber ich hatte mir mehr versprochen. Eher ein Dunkel als ein Weihnachtsbier. Test vom 25.12.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,10,11,11,11,11 - 10,95
Earlier Rating: 12/2/2012 Total Score: 3.8
#361 Dieses Festbier macht optisch schon was her: Dunkelbraun mit viel Schaum, der ebenfalls leicht bräunlich und sehr feinporig ist. Im Aroma nur ein wenig malzig geraten. Der Antrunk ist dann sehr vollmundig und malzaromatisch, toll! Geschmacklich zwar sehr malzig, aber nicht klebrig. Im Abgang kommt dann eine gewisse Trockenheit hervor. Ja sogar ein paar Röstmalzaromen sind herauszuschmecken, könnten aber schon mehr sein. Gutes Märzen aus einer biederen Malocher-Pulle. Unbedingt probieren! Test vom 12.11.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,9,12,11,10,11 - 10,90

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