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RATINGS: 148   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (3496) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2012
Pours very dark with minimal head. I get effectively no smell off this one. It’s lighter than you’d expect for the color of the beer, and makes it very drinkable, especially on a hot day. I get some maltiness to the flavor, but not a huge amount of flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3375) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Hints of caramel and malt on the nose. Thin mouthfeel. Slight smokiness on the tongue with some maltiness. Clean finisher. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
12 oz. Bottle. 300th rating for me! On vacation to Cedar Island, NC, I learned about Mother Earth Brewing. This is a solid Dunkel. Dark malt scent, hint of coffee, roasty. Dark brown/black pour with a frothy bubbly tan head. Medium bodied, creamy smooth texture. Dark malt fronted flavor with coffee and a roasted bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2012
On tap at Thirsty Monk in Asheville, NC. Caramel flavor, slight sweetness. Brown color. Body slightly undeveloped.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle pours brownish with red tinge and a cream colored head. Aromas are bready and sweet. Tastes are clean lager with some roast notes and a little hop bitterness on the back end. A quality session brew from NC.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle. Kind of a plum colored reddish brown with a small white head. Nose is lightly creamy, malts, dark fruits, yeast. Pretty nice flavor, similarly malty, quite dextrinous. Not a huge dunkel-head, but I found this to be simple and tasty. Maybe my favorite Mother Earth beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Originally reviewed: 4/6/10. So glad these guys are available here in the Triad now! Poured this into a standard pint glass. Pours a deep dark brown with a thin tan head on top. Retention was pretty weak and it left little-to-no lace on the glass. Scents of molasses, dark breads, toffee, and some licorice. This beer is fairly full-bodied with a good carbonation backing. Sweet flavors of bittering dark chocolate, toffee, molasses, and a good mealy finish. Bitterness is very low on this one. This is all malts and I like it. Very good beer. I’d get a sixer of this and enjoy it immensely.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours a semi dark, amber color. Has an aroma and taste of sweetness. This is an easy drinking dark beer. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with a enormous (4+ finger) light tan frothy head that lasted throughout and had some excellent spotty sheets of lace. The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt, a pine hop and a musty yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee and dark fruit (raisins and prunes). The taste was nice and malty with a touch of toffee sweetness and a hint of chocolate from the beginning then proceeded to become mildly bitter and hoppy with a note of coffee and just a light presence of dark fruit towards the end. The flavor lasted a decent while after the swallow with a nice roasty hoppiness left lingering on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was a shade or two under medium in body with a nice dry texture and an almost fizzy carbonation. Overall an impressive roasty brew. Sweet, bitter and quite malty, it had it all going on...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1377) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Dark in color with a pleasing bitter taste and a slight hoppy aftertaste. Might be a good dark session beer. Enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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