emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale brown copper with a creamy light tan head. The aroma is earthy, vegetal, matly, unpleasant. The flavor is malty, herbal hop, vegetal, lagery, light alcohol. The palate is crisp carbonation.
DerWeg (1576) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautifully smooth and integrated DL - very clean yeast, crisp acidity but very little reidual bitterness. Very nice!
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle purchased at Belmont Station--Poured a mildly dark brown body with a deep nutty gritty, sweet nose and looked swell with a healthy fluffy off-white head. Crisp, delicious. Good buy!
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown colour, very good head. Roasted malts, toast, caramel, oaky aroma combined with a hint of smokiness. Flavour is all malts and slight smokiness, nice bitterness, well balanced. This is a very good dunkel!
beerguy101 (5351) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This dunkel pours a medium amber brown color from a 33cl bottle. Small sized white foamy head.
The aroma is light caramel, touch of fruit, with some earthy hops. A light to medium bodied dunkel. The malts are caramel and a touch bready. The hops are a touch earthy. Lightly carbonated. Touch of spiciness and some smoke. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
bhensonb (13610) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as Organic Dunkel (from Ledgers). Medium mahogany color with a decent beige/tan head. Light, slightly roasted, caramel with peppermint? hop for aromas. Thin to medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is light caramel, not all that sweet, and there is a spicey/minty hop. Must be really interesting noble hop - can not recall this flavor from any other beer. Good nose while consuming. Finish is rather mild, goes a bit herbal, or might be earthy, but that nice hop touch hangs in. Reasonably dry. Not one of those sticky darks. What the Heineken and Becks dark lagers could be/should be.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz green bottle. Clear copper with frothy tan head. Caramel malt aroma with spicey hop notes. Carmelized malts dominate flavor with moderate earthy hops. Light body with fairly dry finish.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown, red hues, with a fast falling tan head. Faint skunked nose and finish. Bready flavors up front, caramel and milk chocolate. Finish has some earthy hops, lightly metallic. Reminds me of Becks Dark.
pforei (338) - USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Copper color with good head that completely disappears. Nice bready/biscuity/caramel, cookie malt aroma. Taste is similar with slight herbal/grassy hop. Slight spice on the tongue towards the finish. There is a slight tease of citrus in the aftertste, but it never really comes.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Elwood Thompson’s in Richmond, Va. Clear dark brown body with a medium frothy off-white head. Sweet malty, toasty aroma. Sweet toasty flavor, light bitterness. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.