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RATINGS: 147   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Bottle. Very dark brown but not thick...shows light through easily. Nice sweet nose, a little candy sugar. Flavors combine sweetness with a bit of smoke and a lot of nice dark grain. Real quick finish, highly drinkable. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Dark Amber color, modest head but no lacing. Nice odor of roasted malts , smoke and butter in the taste like a porter, just the color was lighter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2010
Serving: Draft. It pours a slightly cloudy, dark brown with a foamy, light tan head. The nose is light with notes of chocolate, earth, and caramel. The flavor is well balanced with sweetness to go with the chocolate and caramel notes and a solid back bitterness to with the roasted notes. A little thin in the body with medium carbonation and a medium long bitter finish. This one could use a little more body to it, but it’s a decent dunkel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010

Date: April 16, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: The Pint House, Asheville
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness, balancing earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle from Bruisin’. Pours a dark copper color which is none too cloudy. The aroma is sweet with lots of toffee, brown sugar and a vegetable medley for some funkiness. Something reminds me of apricots a little. The mouthfeel is very prickly with lots of carbonation. I’m not digging this one too much. It has a certain gummy-type flavor I associate mainly with bocks which keeps me away from that style. Vegetable flavors abound with hints of corn, apricots, and a sticky taffy note. This may be a good example of the style, but these lagers just aren’t for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2010
Pours a transluscent brown with little to no head. Nice roast and toast on the nose. Hints of chocolate and coffee come through nicely. Roasted malt and chocolate flavor, actually a lot of flavor in what is an easy to drink beer. Don’t be scared of this one on a hot day. Great flavor, low alcohol, a great session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Pours a clean ruby dark copper with a one finger foamy dirty white head. Nose shows toasted grain, mild caramelly sweetness, bready, leafy hops, mild lager yeast. Flavor is very nice, a great balance of toasted to sweet malt character, some rusty Munich malt with a little grain coming through and herbal hops. Very sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Dark reddish brown, or mahogany. Smells like Taster’s Choice instant coffee, in a good way. I really wasn’t expecting as much coffee in both the aroma and flavor, but here we are. Nicely light bodied and flavorful. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MuertosPorter (24) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12oz bottle received as an extra in a trade with ucusty. Thanks for sending this. Deep burgundy pour with a quickly dissipating beige head. Aromas of honey, milk chocolates, blackberries, walnuts. Flavors, very similar to the aroma, honey, blackberry preserves, walnuts, malted milk balls, and a very faint hickory smokiness. I would drink this as often as possible if I had access to it. Very Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arventresca (561) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Tap. Pours dark with a nice tan creamy head. Roasted malt is present here. Nice flavor and a perfect balance for the style. I really enjoyed this one.

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