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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. More of a schwartzbier than a dunkel. Roasted flavors, mostly. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1307) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2010
A: Pours a roasty brown small tan head, little retention or no lace. S: Aromas of sweet bread, caramel, roast and light chocolate. T: Nice sweet and malty. Wonderful candy notes of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Nice tones of chocolate with hints of roast throughout. M: Medium in body, smooth, tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CptGreencoat (95) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2010
12 oz. bottle from Chip’s in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Pours to a fizzy, blood red with a minimal - but lingering tan head. Beautiful. Nose is caramel sweet and toasted malts with a small amount of burnt character. FUCKING GIRLFRIEND JUST SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME. All better. This lager drinks like an ale with a highly malty body full of complexities. Caramel is the most obvious flavor, while prunes and other dried fruits hide in the back. I usually find these flavors to be overbearing, but this beer is very well balanced. Hops do their job of balance and nothing more. This is a very finely crafted dunkel, I hope these beers find their way to Ohio soon!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany with a medium whitish head and no lacing to speak of. Deep, rich Munich malt aroma with a slight fruitiness. Flavor is more of the same, plus a little smoke. There’s some bitterness in the finish, which is good, since it helps balance out the sweetness that is strong throughout. A little astringent in the finish too. A solid 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 (1351) - 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 (3223) - 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 (2769) - 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.

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