Indra (2613) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly roasty-toasty aroma. Clear dark brown color, almost mahogany. Head and carbonation are average/appropriate for the style. Maltiness and bready flavors make up most of the profile, with a slight amount of sweetness and some lighter hop flavors towards the finish. Light bodied, and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Not impressive by any means, but a decent enough dunkel. I’d drink it again. It is very easy to drink, no doubt.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Watery. Subtle roasted flavors of coffee and chocolate. Tasted following a Sprecher Black Bavarian, which may have contributed to the wateryness and initial lack of flavor. At $9 a twelver, I’ll buy this again.
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin and doesn’t deliver a lot of flavor. Looks good though. I’m a fan of the Leinie’s line, with this probably being my least favorite of the bunch.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of watery with a very nice roasted malt flavor. Looks excellent, as I couldn’t see through it at all. The flavor is a little light, but I tend to expect that from Leininkugel’s.
ElGaucho (2201) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Faint, roasted malt aroma. Light tan, frothy head with decent retention. Roasted malt flavor; alcohol is unobtrusive to unnoticeable. ABV must be on the low side. Very drinkable beer, although could be a little more flavorful.
olympian (107) - USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap with dinner this evening. Not very full bodied, but I think looking at it (VERY dark) you expect porter or stout body - no, it’s lager, all right. A bit sweet, of course, but nicely balanced by a steady undertone of bitterness (nice job, brewmaster!)
Not al all complex, though - a good, basic dark beer, nothing more. The Leinenkugel family resembalnce is there (a compliment).
Worth a try, and very good with food.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The ratings seem a touch high for this one - to me it’s too confused and muddy to be a truly pleasant dark beer.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much going on in the nose and a bit weak in the final analysis - the flavours are great but it’s like they are being held back, never really allowed to get going to complicate the smooth texture. What are those flavours? Well a good deal of sweetish malt that tosses between caramel and chocolate, with some toasted, smokier edges.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I enjoyed this crisp, slightly bitter beer on tap. i’d like to try it again
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
drag to discover that this is a phillip morris corporate blood sucker product. like finding out your gentle uncle ned steps on bunnies. but hey, it’s still beer, aye? and beer is good. this one is bottle brown with a glint of orange. i’m tasting this beside a warsteiner dunkel--not an enthralling taste test perhaps, but okay for a monday night’s constrained mini- bacchanalia . leiny has a better head and a smoother palate, caramel and sweet. a little cardboard in the aroma versus the warsteiner’s walnut and alcohol notes, but very close. (just don’t tell me warsteiner is owned by union carbide!)