Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of roasted nuts, light caramel, hints of toffee, and fruit. It pours a transparent copper with a large creamy khaki head that has great retention and leaves behind a lot of soapy lacing. The flavor starts with some light caramel and chocolate flavors. The finish has some light roasted nuttiness and faint dusty notes. It’s light bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
BVery (9172) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Murky light amber / copper pour with a small soapy head. Nice aroma of caramel, light fruit, ripe banana. Medium to lighter palate, light caramel malts. Not bad.
uckelman (540) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish amber, medium head. which quickly dissipates. Aroma is malt, molasses. Flavor is grasses and a bit minerally on the finish. Slightly sweet, medium bitter.
rproff78 (177) - - FEB 27, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good. I kind of have been into these European beers lately for some reason.
Beerhunter111 (14044) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein braunes Bier mit geringer aber schönen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, minimal würzig.
Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig, würzig, gering schokoladig.
SDalkoholic (2314) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Sprout’s: Poured a medium brown colored liquid topped with a thick foamy head which left behind beautiful lacing that reminded me of bush spider webs. The aroma smells of lightly caramelized malts that have an undeniable scent true to German dunkel standards. The drink is delicate and smooth on the palate as expected in from well crafted lager beer. Flavors are subtle with only a minimal backing of chewy malts that have almost no sweetness to them at all. Highly quaffable dunkel that taste good and very German, but for the price, I doubt I will be every drinking this beer again.
AndySnow (6216) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Where: On a train during the Bamberg Jolly 2014.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Grain, fruit, malt, dried fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, caramel.
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle on a train during Jolly to Bamberg 2014. Hazy amber/grey beer with a rich offwhite head. Malty grainy aroma, bready, fruity notes. Malty wort flavor, grainy, fruity notes. Not very good.
HopfenWeisse (1434) - - JAN 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear ruby red color with medium head. Aroma is malt, roasted. Flavor is sweet, malt. Ok dunkel.
GoufCustom (1413) - HONG KONG - DEC 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Clear deep ruby red colour; One-quarter finger head and soapy off white foam which last for about 20 seconds; Moderate sticky lacing and very fizzy carbonation; Smell and taste of very light roasted malt, with nuts, toast, light caramel, honey, faint wet cardboard, light musty / mui choi (dry pickled Chinese mustard), light lemon and faint grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is thin, pretty low sweet Dunkel, like a good Cola. Roasty and caramel taste are low, with some nice toast and honey, but also slight bit of musty mui choi and faint wet paper. Kinda so-so… Hoppiness is very light grass nose, light lemon and grass taste, and low-fi but notable bitterness for a muted finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy to mouth.
Comments: This one is an easy and low-fi Dunkel - all the aroma and tastes kinda tuned down substantially. Very low sweetness (nice) but so are roastiness and caramel character. Easy going and quite quaffable, would be better if they amp it up. Okay for now.
P.S. Thanks for the bonus “Hits from The Bong” by Cypress Hill on my 420th review! :)