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Brewed by Matilda Bay Brewing Co. (CUB)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A faithful reproduction of the classic Dark Munich style lager, Dogbolter is brewed from pure malt. Additions of roasted barley an caramel malt creates a dark, malty beer with roasted barley overtones.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Mahogany pour; focus in color leans toward the red end of the spectrum. Medium tan head, slow recession and miniscule lacing. Bready malts and baking chocolate comprise the bulk of a simplistic nose. Also noted are aroma of light earthy hops, lightly toasted grains, watery coffee and caramelized brown sugar. Flavor is lightly bitter and moderately sweet, relatively balanced and quite drinkable. Chocolate and roast nuances balance each other out calmly and constructively. Finishes soft and grainy, very light sweetness and hefty toast lingering for a short while. Mouthfeel is light-medium to medium bodied, smooth and supple. A good representation.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 25, 2006
In the bottle. Pours black with a tan head. This is a fairly good dark lager. Chocolate sweet flavor. Milky and smooth palate. Mild roastedness. The Matilda Bay beers seem to stand out as a bit better than most.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2006
Bottle: I really liked this. Mahogany brown with a tan head. Chocolate and savoury biscuit notes in the nose. Some ssltiness too. In the mouth I got some good, solid chocolate notes, a gentle roastiness, and some chewy bitterness back palate. All this was nicely rounded off by a lingering and warming toasty grain presence. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2006 This was one of the first beers that I really liked. Bloody hard to find, but with lots of flavour and nice and dark. Ten years on and it is just as enjoyable, just as hard to find, but doesn’t seem to have the depth of flavour that I remember. Maybe it’s because my horizons have expanded beyond the antipodes. With the head still hanging around this seemed to have a really healthy hoppy aroma, even reminding me of an IIPA I had recently. As the head receded the expected malt arrives, with a lot of roast (even some smokey notes), and a touch of caramel malt. Quite dry, but nowhere near the bitterness I was anticipating. A bit light in the body, but the carbonation is reasonably good allowing it to slide down pleasantly. Whilst not a world beater, it’s still a very good and satisfying beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2007 Borwn coloring. A smooth malty beer. One of the better Australian beers I had the pleasure of tasting. Young and Jackson Hotel, Melbourne.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1459) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2006
Malt hop aroma. Clear dark brown colour with good head and lacing. Burnt bitter malt flavour. Smooth palate.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 27, 2006
Bottled. Clear brown amber with red highlights and a creamy tan head. Burnt toast and coffee nose. The palate is well balanced with coffee, toffee, burnt toast and mild hop bitterness with sweet overtones. Medium body and light carbonation. Malty but fairly dry finish. Nicely balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
Had this one on tap. Brownish colour with malty aroma with chocolate undertones. Nice balance and you can taste the caramels and chocolates. Enjoyed with Duffman in Perth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2005
I’ve tried this from the bottle and from the tap (at Brass Monkey pub on William Street in Perth), and both are excellent. Pours a near-black brown, with a rust tinge when brightly backlit. Fine creamy head that laced its way down the entire pint glass and lasted until the finish. Aromas of toasty malt, brown sugar, and maybe some chocolate. The palate is well balanced with some definite mild hop bitterness, but mostly toffee roasted maltiness with a bit of soft fruit. Really nice, drinkably flavourful until the end. Terrific!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1418) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2005
Light, satisfying Australian dunkel. Probably the brewer’s best work. Poured a clear brown colour with a lasting head. Light, distinctive nose: licorice and cocoa powder. Medium bodied, smooth and dry. Lots of malt and burnt toffee characters. At the drier end of the scale. Good balance. (Bottle)


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