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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thexplorer (357) - Kherson, UKRAINE - AUG 15, 2015
Хороший, честный дункель.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zlotta (2255) - Hagen, GERMANY - APR 14, 2015
0,5 l bottle from P&M Getränke, best before 14/8/2015. Beautifully, clear, dark amber with a medium large, creamy, almost stable, tan head. Grassy, malty aroma of nuts and a bit of toffee. Sweetish taste of nuts and toffee, with gentle hints of coffee in the end. Short, slightly bitter and minimally metallic finish. Thin to medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, average to lively carbonation. Solid and tasty, just what you would expect from Franconia.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle sample at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. As Krug-Bräu Festbier. 5.5%. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, a nutty note and some vegetal notes. Sweetish flavor with caramel, toast, a bit of nuts, a vegetal note and a drier finish. Light to medium-bodied. Easy-drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4219) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle sample at beer&beyond, thanks beerandbeyond. Clear dark brown. somewhat nutty, bready aroma. Lightly bitter, malty, taste. Quite light body, malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (17263) - 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 (5918) - 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 (6375) - 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 (6519) - 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 (3830) - 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 (9146) - 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.

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