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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Tap. Pours dark with a nice tan creamy head. Roasted malt is present here. Nice flavor and a perfect balance for the style. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Draft at Flying Saucer Raleigh. Pours a deep mahogany with offwhite head. Nose is very bready and rich. Slightly sweet and bready on taste. Full body and terrific. Not much more to be said. A very classic example and super drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5165) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Strong, malty aroma is slightly musky and has earthy, molasses and nutty notes. It pours a somewhat translucent sepia with a fairly thick, if not persistent, wheat-brown head that leaves considerable lacing. Rich flavor has a malty core and caramel, earthy, nutty and molasses notes. Firm-bodied texture is smooth yet rather tingly, leaving an earthy, woody finish. Eminently drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 13, 2010
12oz bottle. Aroma-blackberry. Definitely dunkel, but also weirdly fruity-actual fruit, not estery fruit. Damn good dunkel thoguh. Blackberry in flavor as well. Some blueberry too. Nice balanced bitterness lingers in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bryanm18 (48) - Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 A little bit of bitterness on the finish. Nice dark brown with a slightly off-white head. Very palatable, but a little bit thinner than I like.

   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lobosaintori (89) - - SEP 23, 2015
Very nice , extremely drinkable beer! only one complaint, it erupted like a shaken coke upon opening.. what didn’t over flow filled the glass with a nice dark color and a thick head. The aroma was friendly and welcoming with notes of caramel, toasted malt and fresh fruit. tastes very pleasing with touches of citrus, and chocolate. Finish is short and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MuertosPorter (24) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12oz bottle received as an extra in a trade with ucusty. Thanks for sending this. Deep burgundy pour with a quickly dissipating beige head. Aromas of honey, milk chocolates, blackberries, walnuts. Flavors, very similar to the aroma, honey, blackberry preserves, walnuts, malted milk balls, and a very faint hickory smokiness. I would drink this as often as possible if I had access to it. Very Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2010
THOUGHTS: A very flavorful dunkel. One of the tastiest example of ht style I’d ever tried. It was a little thick, but definitely delicious. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium brown with reddish orange highlights and a large, light tan head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy roasted malt; lighter burnt malt and later on dark chocolate and sour coffee; light herbal hops; very light funky yeast; and a little dark and sour fruit. The initial flavor was sweet, sour and slightly bitter; while the finish was sour, sweet and lightly bitter with an average to short duration. There was semi-sweet chocolate, bitter and sour coffee, roasted malt, caramel, slight herbal hops at the end and dark chocolate. The medium body was a bit syrupy with lightly fizzy carbonation and a light to moderately astringent finish.

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