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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1472) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle at the Marriott Airport in Atlanta. No glass pour so not sure what it looked like. Obviously dark. Aroma was mild with bread, toffee, and caramel. Little leather smelling. Taste was less exciting than the aroma. Rather light in the toffee and caramel that can make a Dunkel so good. Mild carbonation. Medium body. Finish was a little chalky. Mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firemarshal (190) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle into lager glass. Dark brown color. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, herbal hops, earthy. Chocolate taste with coffee, malt, nutmeg accents. Thick feel, long finish. Not as advertised to me, but really good nonetheless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle. Bready aroma, with some dark malt aroma. Nice, light body with taste of pumpernickel bread. (from notes)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Smells a little corn-y. Other than that a delicious dark lager. Excellent malts that pair well with food, sessionable flavor that keeps me going back for more. There is a nice roastiness that stands in to balance the sweetness. The corn aroma is only aroma, I don’t get any in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Tap @ TacoMac, Cumming. Dark brown color, tan bumpy foam. Aroma of toasted, roasted grain. Tastes of burnt toasted bread. Hints of chocolate malt grain. Tart wheat notes. Charred grain bitterness in the finish. (3910)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2013
11/27/13. On tap at the "Downtown Market" in Asheville. $3 pints while walking around and shopping? Yes, please! Deep ruby amber brown pour with a small khaki head. Malty aroma, caramel, toffee, biscuits, some dark fruits. Good enough flavor, malty, more caramel and toffee, light fruitiness. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Wheaty and roasted aromas. Deep mahogany brown color. A lot more flavor than I expected from this style. Roasted malts and a caramel finish that begs for another taste. Really nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Rich deep brown coloured body with a nice thin tan head and some good ruby and amber tints at the bottom. Aroma of malt, raisins, figs and a very subdued spicy scent. Medium-bodied; Very nice malt notes throughout with toffee, raisins and some brown sugar combining with the caramel and toasted malt flavours. Aftertaste shows more malt than anything else, but some nice sweetness and a very mild pepper and spice note show some complexity. Overall, a very well crafted dunkles with an emphasis on the malt of course, but enough complexity to make it seem so much more. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle after a hockey game on 30-October-2013, purchased from Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia - Thanks Kevin!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (5167) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep brown to black with a small beige head that mostly dissipates leaving a residual that laces well. Aroma is malt, roast, cardboard. Flavor is similar, roasty, cardboardy, light sweet and just a bit bitter. Not bad, not great either. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamT (257) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2013
12oz bottle from Brewmasters in Wilson. Dark brown murky body with virtually no head (light brown). Moderate bitter taste up front with a light sweet average finish. Slight carbonation with an oily texture on the palate. Not sure what smells were coming from this.

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