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.
markymark (82) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2002
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
A major let down from Leinenkugelís. Stay away from this and their Berry Weiss.
homerman (40) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2002
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Man what a let down. Kinda reminded me of dirty sock water. If I want get a hankerin for somthing creamy, I will grab a Sam Adams Cream Stout.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Middle of the road brew not great but they do an ok job ok malty nose with some coffee in it taste was fair with the same coffee in again nice head that sadly didnít last long.clean finish with again more coffee in the aftertaste good eye opener in the morning.
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best tasting dark lagers available. Actually has flavor to match the name unlike Heineís or Beckís. Creamy mocha flavoring in a smooth drinking beer.