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Eastside Dark The rich, coffee-like aroma and flavor of this fine Dark Bavarian style lager beer is derived from a precise blending of three different specialty barley malts, chocolate, black patent, and Munich malt. Munich malt is also added to bring about the creamy body of this malty brew that has an original gravity of 1060. The most impressive aspect of this brew is the perfect balance between the specialty malts and coveted Mt. Hood hops. Unlike many other dark beers, East Side Dark doesn’t have the bitter aftertaste associated with it. Instead, your palate is greeted with the rich body and balanced flavor that only this beer can deliver.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Lakefront East Side Dark is a delicious Munich Dunkles. This beer pours to a deep brown color with a tan head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is quite malty, with a touch of roasty aromas. The palate is firm with some nice sweet malt flavors paired with some good roasty flavors as well. This beer finishes with more roast, and enough hop presence to balance. This beer is very smooth, clean and drinkable, as a great lager should be. An excellent domestic version of dunkles from a great brewery. I would match this with a Milwaukee German Fest favortie, "German pizza". Pizza with Swiss cheese, saurkraut, grilled onions, and slices of bratwurst. Have a few slices, and a few from the Dark Side

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - MAY 27, 2008
This really surprised me with how good it is. It’s dark copper with a big, light tan head that slowly shrinks to a permanent 1" head. The aroma is very nice, grain, dark bread, crust, hints of chocolate, caramel, and pine. The taste is similar, mostly fresh, moist whole-wheat bread, hints of earth abd pine, very light hints of caramel, herbs, and chocolate. It’s zesty but very smooth, easy to drink, yet complex and full of flavour.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2003
One of my tob beers from one of the two best breweries in the Brew City (and no, the other top brewery is not Miller, even though they make decent beer). I have drank this beer for years, and just realized I have never rated it. A crime my drunk-a$$ is making up for right now.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Nice coffee/malt aroma. Complex chocolate, coffee, caramel, malt and toffee flavor. Creamy taste with light carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
10Ninjas (1) - USA - NOV 11, 2010 does not count
One of the best dunkel styles I have had. I had to have a second pint on my tour of lakefront.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hutch914199 (107) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2001
Looks good, and tastes good. Some nice subtle chocolate, but not too much, another great beer from the best unknown brewery out there.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2003
Appealing Hallertauer (Mt. Hood) nose with some dark grain. Wonderful Dunkel flavor with excellent balance of hop spice, caramel richness and dark grain dryness. A bit sweeter than other examples of Munich Dark, but not at a level at which drinkability is compromised. I could drink this all day. Thanks, Howie.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewrater (92) - akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2004
My favorite Dark. What Beck’s Dark And St. Pauli Girl used to be before going Commercial. Good blended use of malt thru various stages of its taste. Nice finish from its quality hops (Mt.Hood). Dunkel’s not a style I usually drink, but this beer makes it a great place to visit!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
larrysstein (3) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2006 does not count
Malty aroma and taste, large tan head that reduces fast. smooth medium body with very slight bitter flavor. Enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2008
12oz brown bottle from The Lighthouse in Manchester as part of this brewery’s sampler 8-pack. Pours dark brown with ruby-red highlights and a half inch of light tan head. Smells like chocolate, caramel, with just the slightest hint of hops. Tastes chocolatey and nutty with smoke and fruit notes on the finish. Full bodied with ample carbonation helps make this dunkel even more drinkable. Very tasty - a really solid dunkel.


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