Brewed by Brauerei Mager
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Pottenstein, Germany


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 10, 2007
bottled, at a small bar in nuremburg a few doors up from altstadhof, served in a ceramic mug. splotchy off white head with what looked brownish underneath. aroma reminiscent of a landbier (i’m pretty sure this was unfiltered) - some passionfruit vine, freshly mown grass and caramel. bizarre texture - sharp and prickly but somehow explodes in your mouth and melts in your mouth simultaneously, quite unique. faint caramel sweetness but otherwise the landbier character is much more vivid than dunkel character. some fruit salad and cream and then loads of rasping bitterness. a real work of art

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2007
On tap at the brewery. Clear deep orange-brown, head only OK. German hops, cola, juicy juicy malt, a touch of rasping roast, apple juice and purple berries ("I ated the purple berries"). So juicy. Not much like a Münchener-style dunkel but fairly typical of these beers in Franken. Delectable stuff. Fantastically drinkable. Motelpogo wouldn’t shut up about how much better the bottled version was too - not sure why I didn’t think to, you know, buy a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erzengel (3554) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2013
Rating from 9.12.2007: 5,1 %. Die Farbe ist schön rötlich-dunkel und die Schaumkrone ist schön feinporig. Der Geruch ist röstmalzig-süßlich mit einer leicht säuerlichen Note. Der Antrunk ist frisch-säuerlich mit schönen Röstmalzaromen. Im Mittelteil werden diese etwas stärker und es kommt eine leichte, aber nicht zu agressive Bitterkeit hinzu. Im lang anhaltenden Nachgeschmack kommen die Röstmalzaromen richtig schön zur Geltung - er ist trocken-malzig mit schön ausgeglichener herber Note (die für meinen Geschmack allerdings einen Tick schwächer sein könnte). Insgesamt ein doch sehr zu empfehlendes fränkisches Dunkel! --> 13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Aroma is fresh wet earth, toffee, herbal and floral hop spice, wood (forest fire? Srsly...). Flavor is quite spicy - bordering on harsh, really grainy (even cinnamon? Something sharp to add to the dark bread, spiced nuttiness, pepper, flowers and slightly burnt sugar...). Challenging and I love this take. Mysteriously still in the glass with the tiniest wisps of head, yet lively. An unusual dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfb (4088) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2012
(bottle) pours a clear copper-ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy bubble gum, ripe cherries, barnyard, grass and tobacco, very interesting. flavour is mostly barnyard and floral hops, slightly meaty, with notes of lavender, lightly roasted malts and rose pettles. medium-bodied with lively carbonation. awesome dunkles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9030) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2007
Bottle: Hazy, dark amber coloured with a fluffy off-white head; distinctive sweet-malty, slightly toasted nose; dryish, slightly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied; only a bit sweetish, mainly chocolatey and hop-bitter finish. Very well crafted franconian brew.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8159) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 17, 2010
bottle from Bierzwerg. Clear deep brown colour, mid-sized off-white head. Earthy, flavours of caramel, chocolate, raisins. Quite hoppy for a Dunkel, resiny-grassy and, again, earthy. A very interesting and good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shaney (2427) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2012
#1318 Leicht röstmalzig im Geschmack, trocken mit zunehmend herben Verlauf. Ungewöhnlich, aber dank des aromatischen Hopfens auch sehr lecker. Gelungen!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6358) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Draft. Pours cola brown with an off white head. Lightly toasted malts, a hint of sweetness, and low bitterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (5167) - GERMANY - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass dark brown, nice head. Starts intense malty, modest dry, fine roasty. Also some earthy-woody notes. Finish more dry. Quite drinkable. Nice!

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