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

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Erzengel (3550) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Für meinen Geschmack eins der besten Biere der Fränkischen Schweiz, aber natürlich nicht jedermanns Sache. Ein sehr schön malziges Bier. Erinnert an Erde und Torf, dabei doch trocken, aber auch frisch zugleich. Die schönen erdig-malzigen Aromen kommen im Nachgeschmack voll zur Geltung und bleiben noch lange auf der Zunge erhalten.
Ein richtig schönes fränkisches Dunkel!!
Test vom 14.8.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 14,15,14,15,13,15 - 14,65

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2014 My Bottom Line:
This otherwordly Dunkel develops chestnuts, raisins and light caramel, an expertly-developed malt profile juxtaposed to salient herbal hop bitterness. When this brew is ’on’, it’s one of the best in Franconia, no doubt.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam stays atop the shiny darkness. This is unfiltered, but it has dropped clear beautifully.
-The mouthfeel is ever-so-creamy and, more importantly, süffig.
-The finish on this one is endless. Looooong maltiness... And hop bitterness. A rare sight in these parts!
-Every flavor is clearly expressed and unrelenting. This man knows how to brew! Let’s hops his son is as talented
-The aroma is mesmerizing once you’ve gotten round taming it.

From a gravity cask at the brewery gasthof.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (2298) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Un liquide sombre avec une translucidité hésitante qui est protégé par un collet gargantuesque, à la Gradl. Des céréales grillées longues en bouche et des noisettes nous accompagnent pour nous faire découvrir une verdure qui perdure. Les saveurs s’entrechoquent et se réconcilient pour former un équilibre aussi sufig que riche. Un brillant breuvage.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (1372) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2011
Draught at their brewpub in Leups. One of the best beer on the 2011 Bavaria beer trip with Janko. Thick beige head. Dark amber / mahogny color. Nice dark malty taste without beeingroasted. Soft taste and no sweetness. Not muchbitterness but very easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2014
From gravity barrel at Brauerei Gradl. Unfiltered but clear with a chestnut brown color and fine, lasting tan head. Malty and mineral-heavy aroma with subtle noble hoppiness (floral lemon, grass). Clean as can be with wonderfully toasty / bready / crunchy cereal malt profile, traces of cola flavoring and something that’s almost like vanilla bean. Semi sweet, mineral-forward lip smacking immensely long finish of lingering pepper-spice hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (11048) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 7, 2013
Trocken malziger Antrunk, wenig herb, vollmundig. Herber werdend, spritzig, würzig malzig. Langer, trocken dunkelmalziger Abgang. 11/12/12/12//12

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13798) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2013
Draught at BBF13. Good malty and bready aroma. Clear dark chestnut colour. Big stable tan head. The flavour is malty sweet with a good fresh bread note, a little nice grain. Good bitterness to balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (898) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2014
Clear amber-brown colour, medium-size creamy head. Caramelly, malty flavour with hints of grassy and resiny hops with a herbal touch. Not too sweet, rather hoppy-sweet and very well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9006) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2008
On tap in Leups: Deep amber coloured, quite stable fluffy off-white head; grainy and caramelly nose with a solid herbal-hoppy background; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied, soft MF; also soft malty finish with herbal undertones. Good, good stuff.....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8065) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2008
bottle, traded with pivnizub. Clear amber-brown colour, medium-size creamy head. Caramelly, malty flavour with hints of grassy and resiny hops with a herbal touch. Not too sweet, rather hoppy-sweet and very well balanced.


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