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RATINGS: 152   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Pours dark brown with a thin head. The aroma is wonderful, malty with some smoke, earthy the flavor is rich with the smoky malts and earthiness. Quite a delightful beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours a clear dark, amber w/ small off-white head that quickly vanishes to a lasting thin sheet w/ spotty lacing. Fruity, caramel aroma with some pear, toffee, earth and tobacco. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth, almost creamy. Finish is sweet w/ some bitterness. Flavors are caramel w/ a hint of coffee and dark chocolate. An excellent balance of sweet and bitter on the back end. I really enjoyed this one, and will pick it up whenever I can.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 19, 2013
12oz Bottle. Thanks for sharing, Rob! Between this and the Endless River, I am really impressed with Mother Earth’s traditional German style brewing. Nice work. On this, a toasty fresh bread and grain aroma. Flavors move more towards the dark fruits and browned nuts, but the crispness from the lagering is delectable. Very satisfying, round, and balanced. Some malt fruitiness and richness for flavor, not too much sugar nor alcohol for drinkability, and that really quenching crispness. Good Dunkel.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Had a hard time seeing anything here. There was a strong metallic twang to the beer, which overshadowed anything else. I think that if you could eliminate the metal it might be ok, but alas, ’twas not to be.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RABinCO (1365) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a nice dark cola with a thing head and loose lacing. Aroma is sweet candi sugar and a a bit of roast. Taste is sweet, dark fruit, roast malts, dark sweet coffee. Smooth drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2013
Lightly candied, light roast, slight creosote aroma. Grainy dark malt, light astringency in the aroma. Good label; medium-dark clear brown. Cereal, lightly astringent, roast, not too sweet, low bittering. I was a little disappointed. Thanks LuckyDog.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2084) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2013
Clear very dark ruby amber with a bubbly head that soon reduces to the rim, teardrops of lace. Taste is earthy moss and malt with overtones of nut bread and brown sugar, followed through the palate by prunes and apple, with light bittering at the finish. A rich brew with much to savor. Recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HourGlass13 (76) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2013
This stuff is dark and murky looking in the glass. It has a rough grainy taste. The aroma is somewhat fruity yet earthy and rather unbalanced. It has a bitter finish. Nothing to write home about.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (3444) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pizzeria Paradiso, Georgetown bottle ($7): Pours a murky light brown with a smallish head. Aroma is lightly of fruit, grain, with a hint of hops. Taste is much the same. Nice body and mouthfeel. Quite nice, but nothing all that special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (781) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a small white head. Aromas of wheat, dark malt, nuts. Medium bodied, very smooth


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