Brewed at Meantime (SAB Miller)

Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Holborn, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Dark lagers were the norm until the late 19th century and they still exist today in Franconia, north of Munich. We have recreated this ancient lager using toasted Munich barley malt, then slow matured it for up to six weeks to develop rich toffee caramel flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2008
This copper beer has a toasty aroma and a complex flavour of fruit and roasted malt with some smokiness with a bit of a boozy kick in the finish. This is my first Dunkel style beer and I was rather impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
renffisch (890) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2008
33oml bottle from, you guessed it, sainsburys. Dark chestnut colour, little beige head.malty, roast nose, quite nutty, with a hint of coffee. good body, with a solod bitterness. very round. smooth caramel, and sweet coffe. very nice indeed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2007
33cl bottle from Sainsburys. Dark brown body with a short lasting off-white head; malt and fruit aromas; sotout-like chocolate and coffee flavours; burnt toast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobBestwick (833) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
Roasted coffee and nutty aroma. Pours with a very dark brown hue and off white head. Roasted coffee, toffee and nutty flavour with some faint woody notes. Very malty finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4639) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle. Reddish black beer with a light head. The aroma is slightly smokey and coffee based, and the flavour is lightly bitter and roasted. Overall a nice smokey and dry beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beervis (243) - Taylor’s Country, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2007 Much better cool than cold. Dark chocolate brown pour with stouty creamy beige head. Nice malty chocolate/liquorice flavours, soft on palate. Still not sure if I like this style as without the stout mouthfeel the flavours feel somehow ’wrong’, but enjoyable anyway, and actually very palatable served cool rather than lager-cold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2009
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Reddish/brown, perfectly clear with a medium/thin off-white head. Slight hint of roasted malt in the sweetish malty aroma. Smooth and slightly sweet at first there’s a bitter, malty finish. Not bad, I’ll give it another go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4982) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2007
Brown with no carbonation and pored very flat.Quite smooth with a slightly smokey sharpness.Some maltiness as well. Reasonably complex and quite refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
pretz (3) - ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2007 does not count
Different to what I’d expected from a dark lager. The colour is very dark with little carbonation, almost coca-colaish in appearance. Very complex taste, similar to coffee or dark chocolate. Enjoyed this quite a bit, although it is not what I’d expected! Another example of a good beer from this sainsbury’s range, I really liked their wheat beer that they don’t seem to do anymore.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9588) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2006
330ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a drak reddy/brown colour with good sized off white head. Very interesting and tasty beer some pleasant soft maltiness but with fruit and hints of a bitter dark chocolateness. Really enjoyed this.

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