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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Butters (3915) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Pours a clear dark amber with ring of light tan head. Nose is very earthy caramel. Flavor is nutty, dirt, dry. Decent, but not great. Leaves something to be desired.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle from Sam’s Quik Stop at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010 . Clear reddish brown body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet toasty and light bready aroma. Sweet bready flavor with some light molasses. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
(Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Maniac) Light dark malt aroma. Clear dark caramel brown with small white head. Light roasted malts in flavor with some sourness. Finish is clean dry and lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Catching up some more... draft at Duckworth’s in Charlotte with Chris and Karen before we left for Bama. Pretty good, but not killer dunkel. Would have liked a little bolder flavor, but otherwise good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Pours dark brown with a fully receding tan head. Notes of foamy roast, black debittered malt, malty lager yeast, spicy pepper, chocolate malt. Medium bodied and lightly sticky with lush carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zizzybalubba (1545) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2010
On tap at Coasters. Muddy dark brown pour reminiscent of a cup of coffee. Light floral hop aroma with light toffee notes. Flavor is mild roasted coffee and light floral and citrus hops. Not a bad representation of the style this just isn’t a style I particularly enjoy that much or appreciate. But certainly good for what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3594) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SSSteve (3891) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5836) - 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.

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