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

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   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 (1363) - 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 (6163) - 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 (1402) - 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)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2005
Chocolat and light roasted aroma. Dark brown color, light brown head, few lace. Light sweet, hints of chocolat, light roasted, soft bitterness, medium body and a little dry. Very good example of Dunkel, less sweet than the average and more roasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2005 Re-rate 15/08/05. Colour of this sample was ruby tinged and more transparent than the first rating in Nov ’04, rest was the same. Forgetting the history of this beer, this remake of an Australian strong dark ale (the dark ale is now brewed as Ironbrew at the Sail & Anchor) in it’s current Dark Lager form, is a great leap forward for the Australian macro-beer market. Deep brown and almost opaque, it sits quite calmly with a compact and creamy, thin tan head that lasts to the end. Aroma is sweet, of toffee and dark chocolate with a little aniseed. The flavour of roasted malt and sweet chocolate dominate it’s relatively light palate and light carbonation. Finishes with a long, bitter malty finish. Wonderfully balanced and very sessionable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2004
Coffee and Chocolate all the way, Heavy aroma, big cream colored head, no lacing clear but very dark red body, almost black. Maybe a touch thin in palate flavour is lacking any real balance with the malt. Still it is a nice glass full of malt.


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