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RATINGS: 152   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours a clear dark, amber w/ small off-white head that quickly vanishes to a lasting thin sheet w/ spotty lacing. Fruity, caramel aroma with some pear, toffee, earth and tobacco. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth, almost creamy. Finish is sweet w/ some bitterness. Flavors are caramel w/ a hint of coffee and dark chocolate. An excellent balance of sweet and bitter on the back end. I really enjoyed this one, and will pick it up whenever I can.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (1153) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle. Beautiful chestnut brown with a nice off-white head. Taste is a toasted grain, not burnt bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Fair dunkel, recent bottle from NC trip. A bit much on licorice taste. Above average mouthfeel. Decent drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Very drinkable lightly roasted beer. Pours black with reddish tint and without much head or lacing. Light bitter finish. Grainy and good for style. Tap at rustico ballston

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEpeeist (3371) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2014
12 oz bottle. Clear dark brown with clingy beige foam. Nose is lagery with citrus pith and a hint of caramel. Taste about the same. Medium light with lively carb. Good for a lager with BBQ. I had a few.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roser (34) - 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 (379) - 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 (2618) - 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 (4979) - 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 (978) - 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 (1688) - 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.


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