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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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MuddyFox99 (16) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2002
The idea of a dark lager at first sounded like a bit of a joke, but this beer proved me wrong. Cannot speak highly enough of this beer. A perfect bitterness complemented by a lasting head and deep caramel colour. Brilliant execution of a difficult style to master. A must try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3741) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2009
330ml bottle. Thick ruby brown in colour with a frothy tan head - looks great in the glass. Aroma of toffee and caramel with a hint of chocolate. Smooth with a taste of burnt chocolate. Thinner in body than it looks in the glass. Fresh feel in the mouth and overall very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2295) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Nice beer! Poured at a good temperature with a smallish, tan head that was quick to settle and no lace. Color is a clear brown tinted ruby. Aroma is a nice blend of malt, roast, toffee, cocoa, bit of smoke, maybe hint of anise. Flavor’s like nose, tang, malt, in front, then sweet, wit roast and smoke, cocoa, toffee, caramel. Body/carbonation good. Finish is like flavor, average length, very drinkable - have to go to the hotel bar to get more or maybe nearby bottleshop if I’m lucky.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2002
coffe roasted malt aroma. Pours with big head. dark brown black with reddish higlights in colour. cofe flavours

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2002
A huge head, deep reddish black colour, caramel malt/coffee flavour with nice roasted malt aroma. Very nice on tap, a good one.

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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19985) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2002
Dark brown. Coffee aroma. Roasty with silky maltiness. Balanced sweetness. Some caramel flavour, cask character. A complex and subtle lager with a mild oaky finish.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7037) - 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!


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