EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bubbly beer bottle color with a foamy, but short lived head....looks like a root beer float. Light malty aroma with a soft hops undernote. Maybe a hint of chocolate or caramel. Thin watery texture, but a decent if short lived flavor. Somewhat cloying on the palate, but a very drinkable, mainstream beer.
k2 (146) - USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad dark beer. Slight burnt finish to the beer. Nice white head to the pour.
JMerritt (1940) - 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 (559) - 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.