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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16788) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Draft @ City Beverage, Winston-Salem, NC. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grainy caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle. Clear and dark brown color. Pleasant enough dunkel style beer, light body. Fairly ordinary but drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a brown body with a small cream head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor of raisins, roasted malt, caramel, and earth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2011
12oz bottle. Medium off-white head, hazy dark-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, toast, nut, some caramel, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast, nut, toast, earthy/orange. Soft light-medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2010
12oz bottle-pours dark copper with a big tan head with some lacing. Aroma is dark malt-peat/cocoa, 2nd earthy hops. Taste is dark malt-peat/cocoa, biting earthy/wood hops. 3.4 2nd ˝ of this beer the hops mellow and balances . 3.7

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 6, 2011
A: the pour is dark brown in color with a finger of off-white head. S: Starts off with a mild aroma of roasted malts. This is followed by hints of chocolate and a light coffee note. There are some hints of dark fruits, specifically raisins, along with a mild toffee sweetness and some toasted bread. T: Coffee grounds and roasted malts are the first flavors I pick up. Those are followed by toffee and toasted bread, which provide a nice, subtle sweetness. There is jus a light bitterness and earthy hop flavor. M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. O: You don’t often see a Dunkel as part of a US brewery’s regular line-up, let alone a well done one. Solid beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010

Date: April 16, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: The Pint House, Asheville
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness, balancing earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9868) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of graininess, toasted malt, light cocoa and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of graininess, toasted malt, cocoa, light molasses and a hint of earthiness with a smooth malty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Bottle (dregs)… Clear brown lager with mahogany highlights and a small, foamy, off-white head. The bouquet offers medium-roast grains, Munich and/or Vienna malt, toasted nuts, toffee and caramel. Medium-bodied with a lightly syrupy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Nutty, caramely, toasted flavor. Finishes crisp, mildly sweet, lightly chocolaty and a touch coarse. Bottle courtesy of Blazer06!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8675) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Fair dunkel, recent bottle from NC trip. A bit much on licorice taste. Above average mouthfeel. Decent drinkability.


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