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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (2564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a brown color with off-white head. Caramel and roasted malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more malt. Light bodied for a dark beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MNAle (126) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Not sure what to make of this. It is different. I bought a couple of bottles on a whim. Really, really sweet. Its OK, I guess, but I doubt I will buy it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fattybladdy (628) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - 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"

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
northropfrye (3290) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
stantheman (904) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (2228) - 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ccex (1199) - 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.

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