Brewed by Mahrs Bräu
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Bamberg, Germany


on tap


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5132) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2004
If it comes in a flip top bottle, its got to be calssy, right? Right? Reddish brown, luxoriously thick tan head. Toasty, spicy aroma. Faint pine flavors mix with pepper, water cracker and fresh bread aromas. Well blended together, but nothing really stands out. Well made and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Pours with a very large white head. Body is almost black with a touch or crimson coming through when held to bright light. The aroma is bread crust with some fall leaves. The hops aroma is subtle but nice and earthy. The taste is a nice light and refreshing blend of apricots, bread and fall leaves. Overall a very solid Oktoberfest that I like as the musty earthy tastes outweigh any sweetness that seems to dominate others in the style. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2005
500 ml swing top bottle purchased in CT.This was pretty good considering I have had a few old bottles from mahrs in the past. This tasted kinda fresh with a nice clean malt profile. Pours a deep brown, mostly clear with a nice beige head. Aroma is light munich and light chocolate with that typical dunkel aroma. Not hoppy at all, althought it has a slight crisp bitter finish but is pretty smooth. Lots of dark munich and toffee-like malts all the way through. Again- cool label, nice bottle and good price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Deep orange/brown color with a tall antler colored head. Just a frosting of lace. Dark toasty malt aromas. Somewhat simple but a fall afternoon sniff for sure. Pumpernickel bread comes to mind while giving this a taste. A bit grainy and a touch of sour-mash comes in late and whisks the flavors away. I like it in a autumn type brew as straightforward as it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 31, 2005
This bolled brew with a flippy top poured a medium sized light brown colored frothy head of mostly lasting bubbles that left behind an opaque dark brown colored body with no visible carbonation and a fair lacing. The aroma was mild with malty notes and the mouth feel was mildly tingly and faded in the finish. It had a mild malt flavor with a mild hoppiness that came out in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (4842) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Swing-top. Aroma of sweet grass and citrus, light chalky/dusty hoppiness. Very malty with just a touch of grain. Fresh and refreshing! Slight bocky (grapey malt) touches. Chocolate and nuts. Noisy, excitable head fills the whole glass when not careful, lacing-rich and rocky cocoa-colored head. Deep, dark mahogany body, but still translucent. Taste is dry with chocolate, nuts, and light cocoa, perhaps a dash of mocha. Nice, downplayed earthy hops, but here, the malt’s the thing. Light rounding bitterness. Light body, not watery, and very smooth. Classy, straightforward but satisfying rendition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2004
Toasted malt aroma with some mild roastiness and an underlying sweetness to the aroma. Almost opaque, dark brown with thin tan head that recedes to cover. Stale malt flavour is a bit earthy and somewhat roasty but feels rather flat. Somewhat still with medium-full body, but feels very heavy. Sampled with MartinT and Rastacouere on tap at Spuyten Duyvil in Brooklyn. Saw the same beer on tap the next night at The Moan and Dove in Amherst, Mass. listed as Mahr’s "J".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 17, 2006
The aroma is hard to place, a little smoky. Looks nice. Opaque. Tasty. Thickish like a stout, but with chocolate and more like a dunkel than anything else I suppose (did good!) Quite nice and not that heavy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 27, 2006
500 ml bottle from Table & Vine, Northampton MA (Feb 2006). Served at cellar temperature in a St. Ambroise glass. No pop is heard from the swing-top stopper, discouraging....perhaps this is last year’s batch?....but I pour and there’s a sizable, lasting frothy head topping the deep brown, clear body....nose is very bock-like, thick sweet caramel and light graininess, though there is a touch of licorice and perhaps juniper for some spicy festive times....pleasant and fresh....in the mouth, lightly toasted grains and hints of caramelized sugar, chocolaty and medium-bodied, with the sizable sweetness drying out considerably by midpalate for a smooth, oily, lean finish with just a touch of wet cardboard....nice, drinkable, on the verge of some problems in the mouthfeel and like other Mahrs beers, just not quite as good as it seems it could be, if that makes any sense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2005
Freakishly dark red with a thin head. Strong malt aroma with enough whisps of smoke to make me think of salted pork. The taste is dominated by barley with what struck me as chocolate lacing. Odd for the style, but it turned out quite drinkable.

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