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Brewed by Brauerei Gradl
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Pegnitz-Leups, Germany

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (3408) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2016 Gravity pours@source XII2015, bottles bb03/2016 and 5L minikeg. - Bref: This earthy, well-hopped Franconian Kellerbier tastes like the missing link between altbayrisch Dunkel and English-style bitter. - Pours a gorgeously rich, light auburn caramel with organically indented creamy beige foamcap. Aroma of margerine/buttered breadcrust, inviting fresh proteins and roast caramels. Flavourwise, a masterpiece in below-5% balance and earthy richness with a mineral edge: starts off bready and toasted, with hints of young chestnut, before an assertive hop bitterness takes over leading into a greenhop-bitter finish: "soggy pasture", wet grass, more young/green chestnut bitters and flower stems over dry caramels, then a distinct (rusty) iron and thaw water touch, as picked up on by earlier raters. - Particularly moreish in all forms, due to the nectar-like natural carbonation linking Franconian Keller with Real Ale, and high bitterness. - Hard to find in DE, yet worth the hike to the source to have this tapped by the gruffy questionmark of a senior brewer - or to the discerning bars in Sweden and Italy who impressively carry this on cask. (Prost to 3fourths and his beautiful photoblog biertravel.com for pointing me in the right direction.) #3000 // rerate 5L minikeg servings: develops sweetish mids like baked banana, then ties those short by finishing on a woody astringency like the best Alt, making you go for the next gravity pour. I believe this masterpiece of a beer has it all...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
_angst_ (4500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle @ Haket. Pours clear deep amber with a rather small frothy goldenish beige head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and floral with dark bread, caramel, hay, honey, minerals and lemon peal. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, slightly malty and floral. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and bitter with dark bread, caramel, hay, minerals, iron and lemon peal. Solid malty beer but hints of metal drags down the score.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18188) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle at Haket, Göteborg. Clear copper/amber beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, dark bread, brown sugar, caramel, roasted notes. Malty caramel flavor, hoppy, citrus, dark bread, some iron. Fresh dunkel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (3371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2016
Pale amber with a small white head. Malty and spicy tones. Malt, hops and spices. Medium body with a bitter / spicy finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (11353) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2015
Pours a Vienna. dark brown color with medium white head. Aroma of malt, caramel. Taste, caramel, bread.LIght bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15537) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
Gravity @ Brauerei Gradl, Leups. Pours unclear dark amber brown with a stable creamy white head. Nuts, caramel, bread and a whisper of dark fruit. Smooth and very chewy with a good late hoppy finish. World class!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1922) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 27, 2015
On tap @Ma che siete venuti a fà (Rome). Coca cola color with a light beige foam. Aroma of roasted malts, bread crust, brown sugar, fruity notes, herbal, light grass, amazing! Flavour is perfectly balanced, medium sweet with a bitter end, fantastic! Medium body, light carbonation. Awesome!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAR 31, 2015
500 ml bottle at Les Vignerons. Dark amber/orange, perfectly clear, with an average and persistent off white head. On the nose caramel malts, light coffee powder, juicy mature fruits (peaches especially), overall quite earthy and slightly floral. Perfectly balanced sweetness (almost milky) and bitterness (earthy, herbal and slightly coffee like), extremely easy to drink but full of flavour. Toffee forward and slightly toasted/roasted aftertaste. Average carbonation, medium body, creamy texture. Quite different from others Dunkel I tried, but super nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moravius (1124) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2015 Flasche (50 cl) von Weiß-Blau, Berlin-Charlottenburg. - Tiefes Rotbraun, fast rubinrot, klar. - In der Nase mildes dunkles Malz, Kaffee und ein origineller säuerlich-krautiger Zug, dahinter milder Pfeffer. - Antrunk überraschend trocken und kräftig röstmalzig mit einem feinen Schuß Säure. Kaffee, Bitterschokolade, erdig-torfige Noten. Durchschnittlich rezent, schlank. - Im Abgang noch mehr trockene Röstmalzbittere, verstärkt durch erdig-pfeffrige Hopfenbittere. Sehr langer, wuchtig hopfenbitterer Nachtrunk. - Außerordentliches Dunkles, nicht so süß und fade wie viele, sondern kernig röstig und erdig-herb.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3486) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2015
February 11, 2015. On cask at Akkurat.
Clear ruby red with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is hard bread, soft roasted grain. light grassy and herbal hoppy notes with a touch of minerals. Taste is light to medium sweet with a toasted biscuit note, light roasted with a crispy finishing bitterness. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.


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