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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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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.


3.4
   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 (2469) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2004
Loved it. Has that nice chocolate/caramely nose to it. Comes in with a whack of toffee malty flavor that is balanced nicely with just enough bitterness. head retention was fair to poor. Poured to a very deep brown and a coarsely beaded head.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2004
Red-brown, with ruby highlights. Nice off white head. Light chocolate / coffee aroma. Mouthfeel is smooth though slightly lacking for my tastes. Sweet though balanced chocolate flavours with a touch of roast in the finish. Not bad, almost like a tamed down bock.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2004
quite sweet, thin but expected from this style of beer. not the worst ive tried. A better choice for this style would be Old Bastard from St Ives in Tas (unfortunately missing from ratebeer).

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2004
floral hop and sweet malt aroma. pale brown with small rocky head. sweet floral hops with lightly sweet malty flavour. thin/med palate. I was expecting alot more from this beer, I guess the matilda bay crew have been screwing with things again..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1305) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2004
5 May 2004 - Burnt fruit coffee aroma. Deep red-brown colour, small nice frilly lacing. Hoppy bitter roasted malt. Pleasant easy drinking gentle malt tastes, with a hint of fruit. Needs to be a bit thicker for mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2004
This was once one of my Top 3 fave brews. But things have changed, due to the change of the way of how they brew this. Still a worthwhile beer, but not as nearly as good as the original recipe. Dark Brown/Reddish colouring with a nice thick head with a caramello, malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Choos (643) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2004
Aroma coffee and toasted prunes. Appearance, smallish offwhite quickly diminishing head that leaves great lacing. Dark cola (brown with reddish highlights) and completely clear. Flavour strong mochery notes with noticeable hop bitterness and caramalised suger. Drinks clean. Palate is a bit thin but drinks nicely.


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