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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HourGlass13 (334) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 I have to re review this beer, the last offering I tried was much better than the first batch. The latest batch had me bringing home a growler which dissappeared very quickly. This stuff STILL looks dark and murky in the glass. Nice tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is toffee, roasted coffee, caramel and malt. Taste is caramel, malts, a hint of coffee, and it does definitely have a some what oyster stout taste. Eartly and slightly fruity. The taste has improved to be less grainy and abrasive. On the light side. Not too much carbonation. Slight bitter, yet still malty. A solid version of a classic German style. Much improved over what it has been.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2171) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle..Pour is brown with a off wjote head....Nose is dusty, caramel, must, spice...Taste is spice, coffee, burnt caramel,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle @ home, thanks to jcnielsen for sending. Pours a reddish orange appearance with a brown head. Light nuttiness, caramel, vanilla, toasted malt in the nose. Medium body. Quite malty though not overly sweet. A touch of acidity. A little chocolate, brown sugar, and some nuttiness. Pretty fine but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9625) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2015
Sample at Bad Parenting Club (plus a few dirty aunt/uncles?!): NC Beer Edition on 03/28/2015. Pours a hazy cola color with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing. Aroma of roast malt, caramel and fruit. Light-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hops and fruit. The finish is sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2620) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Pours dark with nice white head. Nice fresh malts and caramel. Clean finish and none of that doughiness yuou get with worse versions. A very nice dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12046) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Poured brown color with an average frothy tan head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium toasted malt & coffee aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium dark sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. This beer met my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8696) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2015
12oz bottle, purchased 2/23/15 from Habersham in Savannah, Georgia. Bottled 11/17/14. Great chocolate, and toast malt up front in the aroma. Hint of coffee. Lighter to medium body, with an awesome full, creamy feel. Crisp, light carbonation, mildly tingly. Light slick finish. Hazy red / brown color, thin sort of bubbly off-white head, leaving good ropes of lace. Moderate sweet taste, nice light to moderate bitter. Now, this is a dunkel. One of the better American examples of the style that I’ve ever had. Very satisfying and well-rounded.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jefcon (1514) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Draft. Smooth and medium-light palate. Sessionable. Dry malt, chocolate, and cereal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rollinsr (504) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 7, 2015
Pours dark brown with a finger of tan head. Aroma is rich smoked malts with nuts and dried figs and prunes. Flavor is malty but not thick, and with smoky character. The dark fruits are present but not terribly prominent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Toasted bread, prunes and earthy hops dwell in a smooth body, constructing a surprisingly agreeable Dunkel-like lager.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam settles atop the mahogany-hued brown.
-Apart from the fruitiness, this is pretty close to being an authentic Dunkel.
-Drinkability is high despite the chewy malts and their sugars.
-The flavor profile is balanced throughout.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (3522) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2014
12oz bottle from Lowes grocery in Hickory, NC. Dark brown-copper pour, medium beige head. Aroma of bread, caramel, nuts. Tastes of bready grain, background chocolate, earthy, lightly bitter, nutty. Thin but creamy palate is nice. Approachable.

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