Brewed by Mack Bryggeri
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Tromsø, Norway


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
(translated) Ludwig Bayer has since 1878 been in Mack’s portfolio, and is a beer type that originates from Bayern in Germany. With considerable elements of dark malt types Ludwig Bayer is our darkest beer with a delightful dark color. This is a copious beer with a fine sweetness. With a mild element of hops Ludwig Bayer gets a light bitterness in the end. Enjoy this beer by 8 - 10 degrees C, preferably from a glass. Ludwig Bayer can be enjoyed with medium strong meat dishes or as a thirst extinguisher with good friends.

Editor’s note: Formerly known as Mack Ludwig Premium Bayer

Fin's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9214) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - JAN 18, 2013
Stopped regular rating 22nd Oct 2012 so this is one of my occasional ratings. On tap/keg at Skaven, Tromso, Friday 18th January 2013 Pours brown with a very slight haze, quite sweet, malty but its moreish and there is a light nuttiness and subtle bitterness.I have had better Dunkels but this is absolutely fine. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov13 3.1

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nonshaugen (344) - Fetsund, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2016
50 cl can. Pours a deep copper to mahogany colour, thick tan coloured head, nice level of carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, nuts an acid apples. Mouthfeel is medium carbonation and dry. Flavours pretty much as the aroma, just less nuts and more green apples. Which don’t make any sense in a Bavarian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnowek (1521) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2015
Deep brown with a thin but creamy head. Malty aroma. Taste of caramel and brown sugar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Smaskifa (136) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
Caramel flavor. Decent frothy head. The aroma is vaguely caramel-dominated, some light bitterness, malts. The beer itself is pretty light and refreshing, no big surprises, just a basic Norwegian bayer with the usual hints of caramel, malts and a very small kick of hops. A certain hint of apple as well. It’s not a super beer in any way, but way more drinkable than a lager when the options are few. Try it with home made pizza (made at Bardu hotell), it enhances the flavor of the beer several notches and brings some of the alcohol forward.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leini (1683) - SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
330ml bottle. Brown body with a lowwhite head. Caramel, some nutty flavors and a dash of herbal notes. Light palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Florya (1467) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 17, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : deep redish color, minimal off-white head Aroma : intense caramel, some dried fruits, spice and nuts. Palate: light body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hermod (5874) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle @ Viking line. Brown colored, thin off white head. Cardboard, old bread, toasty aroma. Flavors hard to find, light bready, dusty notes. Watery. Very boring stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (5032) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Brown mahogany colour. Murky brown malty, sort of cardboardy. Feels like its been through a (brown) coffee filter. Some syrupy sweets on nose. Light bodied, bland. Dark bread. Murk.

-- bb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wiosna (584) - - OCT 26, 2014
Kastanjanruskea kirkas. Selvästi kevyesti paahteista mallasta, kirpeää tuoksu. Maku vetinen mutta mukavan maltainen ja vähän pähkinäinen.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ERB92 (606) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
Caramel, dried fruits and wort in the aroma. Deep copper body with a tan head. Medium sweet and light bitterness. Light body with a average carbonation. Overall a OK Bayer, but nothing more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Senka (1039) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2014
Tick from 7/30/2012. Was delivered freshly from Norway alongside all other pale lager. Quite far away from dunkel. Average and drinkable when cold.

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