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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1969) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Sample at the Decatur Craft Beer Festival. Dark brown with a medium, beige head. The aroma is bread, toffee, and light floral hops. Tastes sweet and a little spicy. The palate is light to medium, grainy, and a clean finish. Overall, this is a good, flavorful, and refreshing beer. Excellent, for an American dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4808) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
12 ounce bottle - $1.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown, chocolaty-hued body with a moderate-sized, faint khaki-colored head. Slim lacing on the drop.

Smell: Solidly malty nose, though not overly effusive, with notes of darkened bread crusts, dark brown sugar, mild chocolate, milk chocolate, and nuts. Near nil fruitiness, very low hop accents.

Taste: Bread crusts, brown sugar, little hints of coffee, chocolate with a decent degree of sweetness. Very faint dark fruitiness. Light hop character, bitterness. Drying, malty finish with a carbonic pinch to it and a lingering nuttiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Slightly dextrinous in the mouthfeel beyond the crisp suds.

Overall: Easy drinking and highly approachable, it’s a solid dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1802) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Tried at Snallygaster Fest in D.C. Dark brown with tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Flavor is of roasted malt and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1407) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 Bottle into lager glass, deep dark brown color with thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malt sweetness, caramel some nuttiness and faint chocolate note. Taste adds notes of brown sugar and light earthy hop bitterness. Light body, light carbonation, soft with a clean light roast finish. Very tasty light dunkel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Not a great fan. The nose is very grain like with some dark malt presence. Deep brown with a small white cap. Balanced with notes of toffee and roast and a touch of herbal German hops. Clean smooth finish and somewhat light in body for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2012
12 oz bottle-Mahogany pour w/almost no head. Sweet malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor, sweet caramel, toffee, bread dough, some candied sugar. Smooth & easy to drink. Very enjoyable, definate sesson brew. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (2167) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Brewgrass 2012 - pours amber-caramel, lightly hazy, with a retentive eggshell head. Nose is of basement notes, musty grains and earth. Caramel, bitter-backed with spent grains and woody pine. Light in the mouth but active. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1670) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Dark brown appearance with little transparency. Small tan head; modest lacing. Toasted malt aroma overlapped with hazelnut and caramel. Moderately sweet taste of caramel malts and toffee. Aftertaste is more earthy than bitter. Medium bodied mouthfeel and enough carbonation so that the finish is not too cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2638) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Tasted on 8/9/12 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Bruisin’ Ales. Pours deep amber with an average tan head that slowly recedes to average lace that sticks to the inside of the glass a bit. The nose is classic dunkel with dark bread, dark chocolate, along with some clove and banana. The flavor is the same, with a bunch of dry bread and dark chocolate malt, and the same banana and clove yeast note, with some nice bitterness on the finish. The body is medium with average, stinging carbonation, and a long dark malt, banana, and spicy clove finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle. Earthy roasted malt, light molasses, and dark fruit aroma. Brown with a small tan head. Dark roasted malt ... roasty, grainy, malty flavor. Medium body and carbonation. Very enjoyable malty beer.

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