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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.54   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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The perfect beer for people who want a specialty craft beer, but may not want all the flavor and heaviness.
Ingredients: Pale 2 Row and Black malts, corn, extract, Cluster hops.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fattybladdy (449) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle, pours a dark ruby amber. Aroma of malt and grain. Taste is toasted grain and dark malt, a bit watery.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WisconsinBeer (700) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2014
This is such a strange beer for any sort of respectable beer geek. I guess it fills a niche, this is the sort of beer that a pale lager drinking grandpa would drink a few times per year when he was feeling exotic. It’s not really ’dark’ - more just overly sweet tasting. It’s not awful, and with the right food pairing it might work. But it just comes across as adjunct forward and bland, without any depth really. "Fair to middlin"

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
The beer flavor and aromas are sadly lacking. This is about as bland as a dunkel can get. Tried at the brewery with Vaughn and Amanda.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
northropfrye (1944) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
Thanks GV for the one. A pretty basic dunkel here. Dark brown, some roast notes but overall pretty subtle.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
stantheman (565) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
On tap at The Red Goat in Cokato, Minnesota. Not much to report here. A bland, inoffensive, sweet, dark lager. To call it a dunkel seems a bit pretentious. Meh.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle into glass at club w. pretty normal dark beer. No bells or whistles. It's ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (1615) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle shared with friends.. Club w... Very odd caramel amber pour..clear.. Thin white head.. weird aroma i camt point out.. very bread like small hints of raisen.. Not sure what to think of it...

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ccex (891) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2013
12 oz. clear bottle pours a clear brownish amber with vanishing 2-finger white head but good lacing. Aroma isn’t much: some caramel malts and light but old tasting hops. Taste is slightly sweet but mostly non-descript. Body is light with average carbonation. Sure, it’s better than a macro-lager, but other than that, I don’t see the point to this light "dark beer". At least it’s not expensive. It might become a hit if Schell’s priced it the same as their cheapest brews.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnblueliner (3) - Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2013 does not count
12 oz. bottle. I rated this based on what I view as the target customer according to the brewer’s description. Pours a darker copper brown but not what I would classify as dark. It has a fair amount of carbonation, and a moderate fast dissolving head with some lacing. Sweet malty smell. Taste is sweet with some caramel, very slight fruitiness and hint of citrus aftertaste. A step above the typical macro brew and I think it serves as a good first introduction for moving away from those to craft beers. Nothing special for a craft beer but I think Schells very much hits the mark with what they intended for this beer. For a relatively inexpensive, middle of the road beer this is something I would drink again.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mnmike (991) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Pours 75% dark. Too watery to be a stellar beer, but it keeps it relatively light for a dark.


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