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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kevinator (1550) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
Decent beer. Faint dark malt aroma. A little earthy. Bread crust brown color with a decent head. Average to thin palate with good carbonation. Not a heavy beer but coated the tongue well with flavor. Some roasted and biscuit flavors with a malt bite at the end. Not much of a hops presence, which wasn’t expected. Just OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2014
Draft at SGD. Deep mahogany pour with a bubbly white head. Faint malt aroma of toast and pecans. Flavor is similar and light with a mild nutty bitterness at the end. Meh, kind of boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (960) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
12oz bottle. Brown color with off white head. Malty and chocolate aroma. Slightly sweet taste. Really good dunkles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Appearance: medium cola brown with a short, creamy, light beige head and average lacing. Aroma: light molasses, brown sugar, toasted nuts, mellow earth hops. Taste: as the aroma indicates. Finish: clean and smooth, with lingering balanced flavors slowly fading. Notes: Quite a nice example of the style, with a very drinkable palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6536) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Warner Robins, Ga - Lazy Growler - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark, cola-like brown with a thin, but persistent off-white head. Some earthy potting soil notes in the aroma, a hint of light chocolate. Flavor is pleasant with s nutty presence, some hints of chocolate, a slight trace of molasses. Mouthfeel has a nice slickness to it. Nice session material.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (592) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Poured from 12 ounce bottle bought from The Veggie Wagon in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, tasted on August 8, 2013. Nice dark brown/ruby hue, sweet malty nose, flavor like the aroma but with a chemical taste that causes me to significantly lower my rating. I feel 3.1 is being lenient. Unless I got an old bottle, can’t understand the overall high marks this beer gets.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pnesbit (96) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle pour of dark caramel brown with foamy off white head. Aroma of toast and caramel malt. Taste of sweet malt with touches of walnut and brown sugar sweetness. Med lightly carbonated body with a clean and a touch bitter finish. Over all balanced drinkable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with white head. Caramel, nutty, malty aromas. Caramel, brown sugar, syrupy, malty flavors. Pretty good American version of a dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4905) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Walnut, charred oak nose. Hazy ruby brown, medium head, some lacing. Sweet barley malt flavor, mild walnut accents. Finishes earthy. Medium body. Serviceable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
theisti (3588) - Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
12 oz bottle at the Bucket Shop Cafe in Atlanta, Georgia. The pour is a light haze copper orange with a minimal off white head. The aroma has some nut and soft toast malt. The taste is clean, fresh solid Dunkel flavor profile. The toasted malt is the main character, with some softly sweet nut behind. The palate is light bodied, soft carbonation and a clean finish. Simple, well made, easy to drink.

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