daniele (6300) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ambrata velata buona schium buona persistenza ramato caramello toffee lieve cereale Lievi note tostastate amaro medio leggero erbaceo
Oldmanriver (58) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is nutty roast, with a hint of toasted bread on top of sweet malt.
Med reddish brown, clear with a small creamy head. Med carbonation
Relatively thin in taste predominately roast malt character with a sprinkling of spicy hop hotes. It goes down easy and finishes dry with lingering carbonic bite and nutty aftertaste.
bartlebier (2491) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught@source. Palpably hq natural ingredients make this nutty, roasted Dunkel, that almost tastes more like a dark, hop-flower infused Keller, into another tasty option besides their hop-forward Pils. Bread crust malt aromatics meet lively enough hops: straightforward and as solid a Dunkel you can get this side of Franconia.
Beerhunter111 (10083) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brewpub. Leicht trübes braunes Bier mit geringer aber schönen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, minimal würzig.
Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig, würzig, gering schokoladig.
Koelschtrinker (12281) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malziger, etwas röstiger Antrunk, leicht hopfig. Die röstigen Noten bleiben konstant, wenig bitter. Trockener Mittelteil mit steigenden Röstnoten, süffig, starke Karbonisierung. Herb-röstiger Ausklang. 12/11/11/11//11
BlackHaddock (4738) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.3 Litre, tall glass at the BrewPub on 11th Sep 2013.
Good looking brew, golden brown with a deep beige head that produced some heavy lacing.
Malty, semi-sweet nose: caramel and toffee notes with a slight yeast hint.
The taste wasn’t as sweet as the aroma suggested, this was well balanced and a pleasant surprise. The dry finish had a mild nut feel.
The best of the three beers I had while at the BrewPub.
jfb (4558) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught) pours a hazy ruby-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of toffee, lightly roasted malts, caramel and a hint of butter, with some notes of brown sugar and treebark. flavour is mostly the same, toasted malts, earth, dark fruit, caramel, light butter and a hint of dark chocolate. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
brnandersen (2431) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Brown colour with a lighter tint, creamy off-white head. Sweet aroma with toast, caramel, also hints of nuts. Taste is sweet. Light to medium body, creamy texture and an average carbonation. Finshes short and sweet with brown sugar, caramel and toasted malts. I had this one after the superb Martins Bräu Pils, and it tasted more watery, despite the style, higher abv. and bigger body. Still a decent dunkel.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is robust, the body brown and clear. It smells bitter, a bit sweet, malty, ok. It tastes a bit bitter, darkmalty, malty. Not bad but a bit boring. 11/9/8/9/-/9
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line :
Subtle caramel and toast adorn this velvety Dunkel, an entirely malty profile which quickly veers into watery territory in the second half of each sip.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A sturdy head of foam laces beautifully atop the stunning reddish-brown. Superb visuals on this one. A superb appearance for a rather forgettable brew.
-Cherries are suggested in the nose. Or is that my piece of Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte coming from the other end of the dining room?
-I would prefer more malt flavors in my Dunkel. Many are suggested, but they remain distant. This flavor profile definitely lacks depth. At least it’s very clean, not like some buttery Dunkels that tend to pop up here and there in lieu of authentic caramel malt flavors.
-Hops are pretty much a no-show.
-That is one silent finish…
On tap at the brewpub.