GoufCustom (1158) - 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! :)
bkurtz (1009) - PERU - DEC 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep amber with a nice lasting head. Semi-sweet malt with spice, coffee and caramel notes. A little sweet for me, but a well crafted beer. One of the best¨"bio" beers around.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - OCT 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark red-brown colour. Medium,slightly off-white head. Malty, slightly sweet. Very roastmalty with a bitter finish. Some hints of caramel and cacao. Light- to mediumbodied. A not so sweet but rather bitter Dunkel, but nice.
peponi (870) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: caramel, roasted malts, herbs.
Appearance: clear brown color, nice small beige head.
Taste: medium bitterness (herbs), roasted caramel, roasted dark malts, nothing more.
Palate: medium body and high carbonation, roasted finish.
Overall: Pure dunkel without fireworks.
edpeg (865) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with reddish hue with off-white rocky lacing head. Aromas are sweet malts, licorice. Palate is slick medium bodied, with medium soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Taste is roasty, sweet and malty. Aftertaste sweet malts and medium short dry finish with little bitterness and plums fruitiness. Overall light textured dunkel with crispy mouthfeel. Quite drinkable.
Icedwarf (851) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is niet zoet, eerder droog bitter en ietwat rook. Erg goed.
kapusil (834) - HUNGARY - JUL 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle. Deep ruby body, light brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel and roasted malts. Taste is more caramelly than the aroma suggests and has dark fruit and toast notes. The finish is a bit hoppy. Medium-full body, oily texture. Nice one!
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice appearance, deep clear dark copper with a medium fluffy head. Spicy, nutty caramel aroma, with some slight chocolate. The taste is reasonably sweet, driven by caramel and a light chocolate and nut character. There is a light bitterness but little hop flavour. The finish is a little cloying.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brewed in Germany... Pours lite brown in color with zero head. Aroma of earth, caramel, nuts and bread. Taste of malts, earth, caramel and nutty flavors. Mouthfeel is kind of thin with a lingering dry finish. Not bad, easy to drink, but not very exciting.
maledictum (733) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at home. 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.