JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown beer with a thin off-white head. Smell is nicely malt, toasty, with toffee, faint plum and brown sugar. Flavour is chewy, malty and toasty. A bit of distracting hop skunkiness in spite of the nice maltiness. Herbaceous flavour mixed with toasted malt. Finishes with light toast and noble hop flavour.
Kevin (2031) - Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at the bavarian. pours a dark brown with a fat head. aroma is sweet roast malt. taste is cotton candy and caramel, boat loads of caramel, some roasted almost, but not quite burnt taste in the finish. nice balance of medium bitter in the finish also. highly carbonated enjoyable brew even if it is a bit oversweet.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap in Berlin. The best of the group. I happen to like dunkels, and so does german. Good solid mix of flavors.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker copper coloured with a small tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, some caramalised sugars, a bit of pit fruit and a fragrant nuttiness. Medium-bodied; Mild malt flavour throughout with a subtle hint at those pit fruits with more of a stronger taste with the nuts. Aftertaste lasts long in the palate with some of the bittering agents dropping in longer. Overall, a decent dunkel, nothing superlative, but great to try! I sampled this on draught on 07-June-2004 in Sydney, Australia at the Lowenbrau Restaurant on ’The Rocks’.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was really expecting to hate this. Drank it at the Addison Oktoberfest and the dipshits pouring the beer left no head. Nice roasted malt characters and it went down nice and smooth.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Burnt copper body with a thick creamy head. Smells lightly of malts, barley. Tastes of malt, light english hops, soda water. Hoppy aftertaste. Not much flavor. Sampled on draught at the Lowenbrau restaurant at the Rocks in Sydney, Australia.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Had this out of the tap at the Lowenbrau Biergarten in Munich. Germany, a biergarten, a nice brew... what more?
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice brown color.
caramel and the taste from colormalts.
Medium body with a nicely balanced taste.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark colour. Classic mild and malty Dunkel-flavour. Ein Bräu wie Bayern.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber color; light hop aroma; light malt in the taste, and sweet caramel. Not bad, but missing a bite.
Deep amber color. Quite nice malt and caramel aroma. Simple taste, with a very strong caramel character, sweet in the front and bitter later, but somehow metallic.