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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3558) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 8, 2010
On tap at Aqua in Duck, NC. Pours mostly clear dark reddish-brown color with a one-finger off-white head that fades to a ring. Very nice aroma of dark bread, caramel, toffee, and raisin. The flavor is rather bready and slightly toasty with a hint of anise, dark fruit, and a good caramel malt backbone. Smooth on the palate with soft carbonation. Who would’ve thought a random NC brewery would’ve brewed a German-style beer as authentic and tasty as this? Not me. NC is an underrated beer state.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SSSteve (3786) - - SEP 3, 2010
12oz bottle. clear brown under a medium tan head. hints of caramel and flowers in aroma. palate is a bit tart with flavors of caramel, brown sugar and bitter nuts. some floral flavors sneak in every now and then. light bodied for the style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer Raleigh. Pours a deep mahogany with offwhite head. Nose is very bready and rich. Slightly sweet and bready on taste. Full body and terrific. Not much more to be said. A very classic example and super drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5440) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle split with Tony and pat. Aroma is sweaty armpits, wet dog, and cheap German malts. Pours a slightly brown body. Mouthfeel is thin and silky with flavor that’s not nearly as offensive as the aroma.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Had with james and pat while watching Twin Peaks. Pour is a dark brown with little head that doesn’t last. Aroma is harsh. Weird nutty and smoky aroma. flavor is watery and not as offensive but still not good. Some light roasted malts and bread. in the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3321) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Big thanks to Durhambeer for this bottle! The beer pours a deep almost burgundy color with a good head and good lace. The aroma is chocolate and floral with a wee bit of plastic. The flavor is nutty and chocolaty with a nice hoppy character but the flavor is dominantly malty. Really tasty stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of earth, some fruity undertones, earthy. Tastes of caramel, earthy, tea, spicy, some touches of pepper.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ketchepillar (1092) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 13, 2010
12oz bottle. Aroma-blackberry. Definitely dunkel, but also weirdly fruity-actual fruit, not estery fruit. Damn good dunkel thoguh. Blackberry in flavor as well. Some blueberry too. Nice balanced bitterness lingers in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3772) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2010
12 oz, bottled 05/10. Translucent chocolate with ruby red highlights and a lasting quarter inch of creamy foam. Nose of dark roasted walnut, dry cocoa and coffee. Tastes of coffee with sour cream, roasted corn, toasted nut and cocoa. Ash on the finish helps to dry. Medium body is soft, a tad sweet, and lightly tingly and astringent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6743) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2010
shared with Tpd975. brown color light tan head.aroma and flavors, roasted malts, light palate well within style, roasted, dry finish with hints of yeast. Powdery chocolate, light dark fruits with a mild touch of citrus hops. Simple yet tasty, great label as well.


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