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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9999) - 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 (10640) - 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 (5711) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 16, 2010
thanks to spence on for this one! nice brew, aroma is enticing and the taste is very nice. very sweet and malty, caramel lager, yum! this is really a solid brewery!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2010
bottle, dark brown in color with tan foam, aroma is chocolate and coffee flavor is mostly nuts with some cocoa and malt, finish is dry

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (7525) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle shared by Shane, thanks! Poured a slightly hazy dark brown with a light brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of caramel with some toffee and underlying coffee and toast. Flavor was sweet as well with some sweet dark grains, caramel and a light underlying toast note.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewbie (458) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2010
on tap. amber with a small tan head. aroma and taste of caramel sweetness, nutty and a little roast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2010
grownfool’s Impromptu Tasting. Sample from a bottle shared by me. Clear brown-red, off white cover. Light toast, caramel aroma. Taste is light toasty, dry, caramel, candy.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Poured from my home tap with a deep dark chestnut brown color and a luxuriously creamy beige head. The aroma is clean and mild but nondescript, with only a toasted grain character being easily identifiable. The flavor seems more roasted rather than merely toasted, with some dry-roasted nuttiness, and a bit of semisweet chocolate. The texture is very creamy with only a very fine carbonation giving it any energy

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Pours an amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, toasty, fruity, and floral. Flavor is caramel, toast, fruity, and a spicy peppery finish.


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