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RATINGS: 178   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 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 (5679) - 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 (6724) - 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 (268) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2013
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of caramel malts and bread. Taste is the malts and a nice bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
From a bottle.The pour is a dark amber with a white head.A thin body with dark fruit and very slight smoke notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Pint on tap. Rich brown color, good lacing, medium head burns off to a small collar. Aroma is nuts, grains, trail mix, freshness. Warm palate, nice tapering aftertaste, bookends the beer perfectly. Another slightly roasty taste, not sour at all, which is a common mistake for a dunkel. Better than many german beers of the same style, rare achievement - not the purest traditional, but i think it may be better, actually (blasphemy!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 2/20
TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Well the description of this beer is on target at least. The write-up claims it’s not heavy, overbearing or bitter...however...that’s kinda what one is looking for in a dark beer. Disappointing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Westchesterco (1824) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is a murky muddy brown with a slight white head. The aroma is of caramel and it tastes bitter and lingers on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6188) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon, NC. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a thin off white head. Feint caramel aroma. Moderate to high carbonation. Flavors toffee. Lingering bitter finish.

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