JMerritt (1863) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2004 Dark red in color bordering on black. Nice tan head with excellent lacing. Bittersweet aroma, similar to semi-sweet chocolate chips. Very light flavor and mouthfeel and low bitterness; I was very surprised. This is a dark looking beer, but not a "dark tasting" (i.e. full bodied, complex) beer, and a disappointment because of that.
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2004 This beer had a very nice aroma to it, and I noticed some faint chocolate sent. Then I found that same flavor in the tasting of the beer. Nice color to it as well, not as dark as some beers, but very attractive. Good flavor all the way around. Also very accesible here in the Milwaukee area.
Hmmm. As I am sitting here finishing off the last of a recently purchased 6-pack, I am thinking either a) I got a bad sixer or b) this really isnt as good as I remember it being. The faint chocolate I noticed in the aroma and taste are not present, and it seems much more watery. The aroma is more grainy than I recall, and almost seems skunked, so I am thinking it was a bad 6pack.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A little bit creamy and fruity. But i'll take Sprecher's over this anyday.
stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Deep brown color with some ruby hints. Quickly disappearing light tan head - little lacing. Some dark malt flavor and a little bitterness. Aftertaste is pleasant. Session beer and cheap as well - preferred over BMC stuff.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Moderately creamy. Moderately dark.
Smooth, if characterless, dark beer. Easy to drink, hard to savor.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
There isnít anything special or unique to this dunkel, its just a standard dark ale (to me at least). Very easy to drink, your palate doesnít have to think about this one. Leinieís is for those who want to *think* they are drinking non-macro brews.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As with all Leinieís beers Iíve tried, this seems to be on the watery side. What substance is there is good, but there is so little of it. Iím not really sure how Iíd categorize this, but it doesnít seem much like a dunkel at all. Reminds me quite a bit of Xingu, actually. Smells and tastes coffeeish, with little hops, and a spare finish. Pretty weak, but also pretty cheap.
DigsWierdBeer (11) - omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good way to get into drinking darker beers without hitting a bitter wall. Best on tap but drinkable when bottled. Isnít really so much a dunkel as it is a dark lager. A nice beer to have around in quantity during the Winter. Have to agree with the other comments -- itís not very creamy, but its otherwise quite good.
AndyOtremba99 (12) - Long Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good Dark beer, taste is suprising for a dark. With itís color I expected a much heartier taste. Overall this is a good beer, maybe something to start a new comer to dark beers.
NightOwl (45) - Midland, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good dark for beginners. Remember, itís a lager, not a stout -- just because itís dark, donít expect the heavy, thick taste that many assume all dark beers have. Good colour, flavour strong but less than some darks, fine aftertaste. I havenít yet found Leinenkugelís Doppelbock, but this will do from them until then.