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Brewed by Puntigamer (Brau Union)
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Graz, Austria

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 2.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ein Steirisches Bier.
Brewed after the original Reininghaus beer recipe in the Brau Union Österreich Graz plant.
ABV changed from 4.2% to 4.5% at a point.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (1189) - Koper, SLOVENIA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottled, 0.50l. Clear cola brown color with large creeamy light brown head, poor lacing and sparkling appearance. Aroma is moderate malty, nutty, light roasty with notes of caramel, white coffee and grassy hops. Taste starts with sweet and light roasted malt, coffee and caramel, followed sour grainy, while finished with very mild bitterness. Medium body, oily texture and lively carbonation in palate. Very interesting brew, although with a bit too plain mouthfeel...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
realadam (80) - HUNGARY - AUG 19, 2013
Medium brown, fizzy beer with a medium body. Sweet with a lot of caramel and some smoke aroma. Avarage dark beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevnic2008 (8454) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2013
Dark brown beer, with off-white head. Easy going beer, with a little bit of a bland taste. Not really my kind of beer I suppose.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8065) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2013
bottle from Meinl am Graben, Wien. Clear dark brown colour, mid-sized beige head. Malty, slightly sweet, with lots of caramel and chocolate and a fruity touch.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
SheffieldSteel (115) - St Nikolai im Sausal, AUSTRIA - NOV 3, 2012
500ml bottle from Merkur, Leibnitz. Pours a dense, faded white head. Colour is profound brown/black. Strong toast and roast chestnut aroma, some chocolate too. Taste is initially sour, slightly oily at first, then a slight tropical fruit sweetness, almost passionfruit or papaya sourness with a considerable hop presence coming thorugh. Soft carbonation. Long roast chestnut malty finish. This beer is quite remarkable for its exotic fruitiness and chestnut blend. Very pleasant to drink and surprisingly complex.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4053) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 21, 2010
Red-brown body, nice, thick slightly off white head that went away quite slowly. Malty nose, slightly chocolatey, a bit dusty, maybe with a little coffee too. Pleasant malty taste, slightly chocolatey, with a dry, slightly acidic end that separates it for the average sweet Austrian malz. Some slightly herbal hop, but almost no bitterness. Not bad really, Guess it improved from the time my compatriots tried it, or they just had bad bottles, it’s a solid dunkel and I’d have it again!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2009
Very dark brown, with a decent, fine whitish head. Malt aroma, slightly roasted, but not overly burnt. Smells a tad sweet. Dry, roasted, malt flavor. Not sweet. Not much hops, but strikes a pretty decent balance, better than the average sweet dunkel. Roasted malt finish, relatively dry. A nice enough dunkel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2009
chocolate, nuts, roasty, brown, clear, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, long finish, bitter,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2008
Bottle. Poured brown in color with a creamy off-white head that settled with time and left light lacing. Kind of thought they poured me a coke at first by the looks. Roasted malt and nut aroma. The flavor followed much the same with roast, nut, coffee, and light caramel. Light body and somewhat watery. Light sweetness with a nutty aftertaste. (Rating from Oct ’07 while in Graz, Austria)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
heavy (2161) - Split, CROATIA - JAN 5, 2008
30/12 The second beer in Austria, 0.5 l bottle in Pansion where we stayed, as dunkel beer option (only 2 beers there). Brown bodied with medium ocher head going down quite slowly. Very weak, slightly malted aroma. Flavor has some character though, but some ugly coffee firstly, with little of caramel coming in later saving the thing. Was not sweet at all, more like tasteless. Finish was very short and after all empty. My notes said about the middle between previous two connoisseurs.


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