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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: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
ABV: 5.5-5.6%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DoctorHU (430) - UKRAINE - SEP 28, 2016
500 ml bottle. Moderate sweetness of sugar nature, music test, and a little honey, caramel, slight oiliness, malt, a little alcohol, a little grass, towards the end of the spices. The finish - dry, with a note of spice, a bit short-average. Mouthfeel: Medium fullness of the body, a little oily. Carbonation - average. Mertz sweet, with moderately spicy aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IOzh (126) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - AUG 28, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with medium white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, nuts, wood. Medium body with soft carbonation and creamy texture. Taste is light bitter, light sweet. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeinDahlem (1454) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle, pouring a dark ruddy brown, beige foam fading away. Oddly reassuring whiffs of rustic diacetyl (faint popcorn butter), faint DMS, behind licorice-tinged dark caramel and roasted dark rye in the nose. Light bready sweetness, low bitterness, pleasant if subtle sourdough-like acidity, and an impression of light smoke. A touch oily, with more bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice beer, though not sure I got the best bottle of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vinivini (1276) - BELARUS - AUG 13, 2016
Pours clear mahogany brown. Huge frothy rocky off-white head. Stays. Caramel & toast on nose. Sugar syrup. Minimal traces of lager hay. Light to medium body. Thin to oily texture. Medium carbonation. Semidry taste. Toasty. Nutty. Minimal roastiness. Light bitterness from German hops. Decent to good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle quasi scura buona schiumadiscreta persistenza piuttosto maltata leggero carameloo un filo di tostature discreta secchezza

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
alex_leit (2363) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle 500 ml. Dark amber, slightly creamy foam. Aroma: malt, caramel and bread. Taste: sweet, caramel, candy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cthulhu (961) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - JUN 3, 2016
50 cl bottle as Festbier.ABV 5,5 %. Slight hazy dark brown colour. Big off-white head. Long lasting. Average lacing.Caramel and malts aroma. Nuts, malts and caramel . Medium sweet. Balanced.Average carbo .Medium body. Couldn’t refrain myself finishing this one in 3 or 4 minutes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (3411) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2016 50cl bb06/2016, REWE Bayreuth as "Festbier". - Fluffy maroni dark pour, velvet beige foam. Ar: Roasted nuts, maroni parfait, milk chocolate mousse, crème caramel, woody and even smoked juniper notes - lovely. Flavour: nut caramel parfait, Christstollen, milk chocolate - then a distinctly woody herbal hop bitterness I have only tasted in Franconian Dunkels, of near Alt character. Wonderful silky-smooth, fluffy mouthfeel for a dark speciality lager, truly impressive, ensuring a downability in a few gulps, which is what makes this beer shine. Big surprise and true brewing art in such a modest bully buddel. - Cf. #spezielles Maischverfahren, #Spezialmalze #wurstpudding. - --------&# "Weihnachtsbier", 5,5 ABV, bb06/2016 (2 different bottles of Festbier and Weihnachtsbier bought separately): still tasty, less impressive: earthy almond, marzipan mixed with slight wiffs of abv, highly drinkable. De-alias might be in order given that you can buy both in different bottles in the same market.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillemsUrenkel (1473) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2015
0,5 l bottle bought at Brause Syndikat, BI. Dark brown in the glass and a mighty more than two finger head. Low malty on the nose. Taste starts malty, low smoked, some sweetness in the background. Low bittterness due to the roasted malt. Nothing spectacular but okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1979) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 10, 2015
BOTTLE 50 CL at 5,5% abv. Clear mahogany, light beige creamy head. Clean malty bready aroma. Taste is malts, dark bread, a touch of bread crust that melts into the lightly bitter finish,. Clean smooth body. A simple but well done dunkel.

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