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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsquire (3964) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Mahogany hued dark beer with a foamy biege head that left nice lacing. Sweet malt syrup nose with some puffed wheat and something vaguely tart. Toffee sweet with some caramel corn, funky fruit and an odd sour tanginess to it that I don’t prefer.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Thanks to Dave. 12 oz. bottle. Appearance-Murky brown color, medium tan head Aroma- Papery cardboard overwhelms other aromas, some roast and sweetness. Taste-Raisins, roast, dry but mildly bitter finish. Papery aroma persists through taste. Medium mouthfeel. Overall- Could be a nice beer but off aroma is a bit distracting.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jhliesen (810) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle--pours a deep, dark brown with a small-medium head that leaves lacing on the glass. Roasted grain aroma. Nuts and hops are in the taste with a tart finish. Bruisin ales.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2010
THOUGHTS: A very flavorful dunkel. One of the tastiest example of ht style I’d ever tried. It was a little thick, but definitely delicious. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium brown with reddish orange highlights and a large, light tan head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy roasted malt; lighter burnt malt and later on dark chocolate and sour coffee; light herbal hops; very light funky yeast; and a little dark and sour fruit. The initial flavor was sweet, sour and slightly bitter; while the finish was sour, sweet and lightly bitter with an average to short duration. There was semi-sweet chocolate, bitter and sour coffee, roasted malt, caramel, slight herbal hops at the end and dark chocolate. The medium body was a bit syrupy with lightly fizzy carbonation and a light to moderately astringent finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3380) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle from a trade with emacgee. Pours dark reddish brown color with a tan head. Chocolate and toasted malt aromas. Toasted malt and chcolate flavors with some coffee and a slight sweet fruitiness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Ethan.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2010
12oz bottle-pours dark copper with a big tan head with some lacing. Aroma is dark malt-peat/cocoa, 2nd earthy hops. Taste is dark malt-peat/cocoa, biting earthy/wood hops. 3.4 2nd ½ of this beer the hops mellow and balances . 3.7

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12400) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a brown body with a small cream head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor of raisins, roasted malt, caramel, and earth.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11410) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle shared by maniac at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 9/18/10. Pours a ruby-caramel color with a medium offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Nutty and grainy aroma with faint raisins and caramel in the finish. The taste is nutty and earthy with minty hop notes. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12127) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of graininess, toasted malt, light cocoa and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of graininess, toasted malt, cocoa, light molasses and a hint of earthiness with a smooth malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5897) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) clear brown with lasting tan bubbles. Nose is nutty, brown sugar, sweet cracker, and cream. Taste of brown sugar, cracker, and cream with a nice smooth finish.


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