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Steeped in a long history dating back hundreds of years, this "old-fashioned" beer is again in vogue. Lager is the German word meaning "to store," so this beer ages three times longer than our ales do. "Dunkel" means dark in German, but don’t let the color fool you, it is by no means heavy, overbearing, or bitter. In fact, it proves to be a very drinkable session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
A: the pour is dark brown in color with a finger of off-white head. S: Starts off with a mild aroma of roasted malts. This is followed by hints of chocolate and a light coffee note. There are some hints of dark fruits, specifically raisins, along with a mild toffee sweetness and some toasted bread. T: Coffee grounds and roasted malts are the first flavors I pick up. Those are followed by toffee and toasted bread, which provide a nice, subtle sweetness. There is jus a light bitterness and earthy hop flavor. M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. O: You don’t often see a Dunkel as part of a US brewery’s regular line-up, let alone a well done one. Solid beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Dark wheaty aroma. Dark pour with a small light tan head. Lighter hoppy flavor with an overwhelming bitterness. Cold and quick mouthfell. Sharp bitter and cold finish. Sharp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Dark brown pour with light tan head. Aroma of brown sugar sour malt and a hinto peat. Roasted caramel and light peat, with a pleasant biter. Medium bodied with a bito fizz. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6332) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle thanks to Spencer. Pours a clear brown/red color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is sweet fruity malts, some grapes in there and light toast. The flavor is a nice Dunkel; sweet but not overly so, dry, fruity, lingering but light bitterness in the finish. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2011
I don’t like dunkels too much but this beer was very nicely done. Like the description says it was pretty light and session able with nice malt flavors.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Draft @ City Beverage, Winston-Salem, NC. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2011
One of the two favorites I have from this brewery. Easy to drink not over the top on any of it’s taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2011
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head, hazy dark-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, toast, nut, some caramel, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast, nut, toast, earthy/orange. Soft light-medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
steadyj (87) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Pours a smooth chocolate brown. Caramel malty aroma. Taste is slightly sweet caramel and a little earthy. Light bitter finish that lasts. Nicely carbonated. One dimensional, but does what it claims to nicely. Refreshing for sipping on with fish this evening.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deadheadbill (14) - Crystal River, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Dark brown with a nice tan head that dissipated fairly slowly. Not a lot of aroma coming out of the glass, but some smells of dark malt and slight brown sugar. Medium bodied with nice malty flavors and some dark fruits popping in, finishing with a little hop bite. True to the German dunkel style with the exception of being slightly hoppier. Overall a very nice dunkel and very drinkable.

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