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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.


TheShepherds' rating

1.9
   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roser (20) - Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Appearance- medium to dark (root beer) brown. Nice tan head. Light to moderate dissipation with some lacing, but nothing noteworthy. Smell- clean. Roasted coffee. Caramel and malt. Mineral quality (similar to an oyster stout). Taste- burnt coffee, cocoa, Mouthfeel- light body. Not too much carbonation. Bitter up front. Very crisp. Overall- good. Would recommend and have again. A solid American version of a classic German style. Cheers!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (360) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
A great Dunkel from a local brewery. Would try anything from this brewery due to their success.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2292) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle from grocery store, brown pour, malty, bland nose, a little hoppy, decent dunkel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4594) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Sampled at D’vine’s in Columbia Heights from a 12oz bottle. Watery cola brown with some thick, creamy, off white head. Nose is standard, some malt, some clove, some nuts, a little over ripened fruit. Flavors are the same, sweet, mild fruit, mild malt. Watery finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kevinator (864) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2014
Decent beer. Faint dark malt aroma. A little earthy. Bread crust brown color with a decent head. Average to thin palate with good carbonation. Not a heavy beer but coated the tongue well with flavor. Some roasted and biscuit flavors with a malt bite at the end. Not much of a hops presence, which wasn’t expected. Just OK.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rbrazell (1584) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2014
Draft at SGD. Deep mahogany pour with a bubbly white head. Faint malt aroma of toast and pecans. Flavor is similar and light with a mild nutty bitterness at the end. Meh, kind of boring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (360) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2014
12oz bottle. Brown color with off white head. Malty and chocolate aroma. Slightly sweet taste. Really good dunkles.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1211) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Appearance: medium cola brown with a short, creamy, light beige head and average lacing. Aroma: light molasses, brown sugar, toasted nuts, mellow earth hops. Taste: as the aroma indicates. Finish: clean and smooth, with lingering balanced flavors slowly fading. Notes: Quite a nice example of the style, with a very drinkable palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Warner Robins, Ga - Lazy Growler - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark, cola-like brown with a thin, but persistent off-white head. Some earthy potting soil notes in the aroma, a hint of light chocolate. Flavor is pleasant with s nutty presence, some hints of chocolate, a slight trace of molasses. Mouthfeel has a nice slickness to it. Nice session material.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Poured from 12 ounce bottle bought from The Veggie Wagon in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, tasted on August 8, 2013. Nice dark brown/ruby hue, sweet malty nose, flavor like the aroma but with a chemical taste that causes me to significantly lower my rating. I feel 3.1 is being lenient. Unless I got an old bottle, can’t understand the overall high marks this beer gets.


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