crossovert (5629) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle. Bottled on 11.10.11.
It pours a nice deep brownish copper with a fluffy off-white head.
The smell is hop-forward. Not what I was expecting but interesting. It is really flowery with some sweet dough in the background and a hint of cocoa.
The flavor leans towards both the hops and the sweetness. This brewery seems to like a decent amount of sweetness. It is pretty tried and true though, a solid dunkel.
freekyp (1449) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A finely crafted but ultimately boring dunkel. Pours a light brown with a fleeting head. Some lacing. Aroma shows some caramel, noble hops and a hint of cocoa. Flavor is much the same. Even keeled and balanced with a bit of a rise in bitterness at the finish. A match for most lunch and dinner fare.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at The Waldhorn Restaurant in Charlotte on 4/6/11. Pours a clear dark red color with a large creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, grainy malts and nuts. The taste is grainy malts, raisins and faint roasted notes. Medium bodied.
Scubatrip (591) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, pours a translucent brown with no head. Very little aroma, and not too strong on flavors. Notes of brown sugar and caramel malt, otherwise rather bland. Not bad, but nothing to rush out and try.
biznizness (1056) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Really enjoyed this one. Another well-balanced, authentic german brew that you can drink all day. I attempted to but had to stop so I could drive home.
jwatkins56550 (17) - USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very refreshing for a "winter warmer" no really alcohol warming power in this one, which can be a good thing if you are planning on drinking for a long session. In the aroma I get the breweries house smell, with pilsner and munich malt, with subtle toasted notes. I would like a touch more malt in this one, or maybe a higher finishing gravity. This beer is very comparable to Warsteiner Dunkel in my opinion. Overall this is a very good beer to drink with no extreme flavors, a nicely balanced German Dunkel. Prost!