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

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Draft at Fränkisches Bierfest Nürnberg.
Clear chestnut brown with a large off-white head.
Toasty, nutty, doughy, bready, inviting aroma.
Okay so there’s some wet dog hair but that’s probably just me.
Medium body and dry.
Toasty, nutty dark cara malts; crunchy.
Faint just-roasted dark malt.
Fantastically frothy and vivid in the mouth.
Presence, buddy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A sumptuous head stands atop the translucent bronze/brown, drawing some nifty lacing.
-Dark chocolate and grassy hops stimulate the nostrils.
-The clean, nutty, chocolatey maltiness is like a Franconian take on English Brown Ales.
-The finishing, soft wooden hop bitterness is intelligently linked to dark chocolate sweetness.

What if you dig deeper?
-A wonderfully smooth body is developed by the superbly extracted maltiness; what else could you expect from the wise Franconians?
-Dry wood surfaces in the aroma.
-The bready, toasted malt complexity is fascinating.
-Close to a dunkel in style, but this is just another Franconian lager beauty.

Bottle; best before November ’06.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quack-Duck (7517) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2009
5l mini cask from Bierzwerg Clear brown colour with a golden glow, large and creamy beige head. Medium-bodied with a solid malty base, roasted malts, caramel, oak wood, dust, a touch of smoke and damp cellar favours are detectable. Fine finish with a woody-sour touch.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle from Quinns.
Copper coloured with a decent white head. Just about the darkest thing I’ve ever seen called a lager. Rather sickly malt with a little too much grainy character. Faint hops and cardboard in the finish. Uneventful but drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (7088) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2012
Very dark reddy. Mild dark malt aroma. Tasted is fairly roasted and gingery, and nicely dry.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle at Son of Sid Brewery, The Chequers, Little Gransden, Cambs’ 1st Beer Festival on 02-10-09 Pours conker brown, its pretty clear and there is a white head. The aroma is a mostly malty but there is a touch of smokiness with just a hint of meatiness. Its soft in the mouth, even a little bit of a perfumey feel, the maltiness shows again, tasting stronger that it actually is with a good malty backbone. Nice stuff. A8 A4 F7 P3 Ov14 3.6

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (6975) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2006 Bottle - Sour rye aroma. Medium brown in color. Great flavor of rye malt with next to no bitterness. A very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 19, 2007
bottle at pils bar franco in erlangen. clear mahogany with no trace of sediment and a faint white head. bizarre aroma of rexona, avocado, mango nectar, pistachio-flavoured ice cream and the abbatoir town of casino. quite a rough flavour with some caramel and a prickly herbaceous quality. very drinkable

1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 16, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a big tan head. Pissoir aroma and a malty, light grainy taste. Medium body with a light dry finish. This is the most horibal aroma ever for a beer, or a pissoir.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (popcorn, caramel, cereal), lightly hoppy (herbs), with a light note of sulfur. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky. Light to medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. A very husky, dirty beer.


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