seymour (1623) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on tap at Bottleworks in a lager glass. It poured a clear, deep reddish-brown color with weak white head but lots of nice lace. Toasty and roasty aromas, also freshly-cut grain, faint black pepper likely from German noble hops and lager yeast phenols. Flavor was tart, crisp and grainy, very fresh, toasty again but not exactly bready, with a nice bittersweet balance. A hint of vague, burnt fruit syrup, sticky on the tongue. Otherwise a thin, light body, and I agree with vyvvy about the true-to-style mineral water and surprisingly dry impression. A tasty, highly drinkable dark lager. Recommended.
vyvvy (4557) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bottleworks. Pours clear nutty brown with a nice medium sized tan head. The aroma has bready caramel and toffee along with toasted cereal and German dunkel yeastiness. It has a medium rough body with a modest amount of abrasive carbonation. The flavor starts of very dry for the style and is quite crackery along with mineral traits, nuttiness and some spiciness (from hops?). The finish is extremely dry and shows a bit of hops along with some mineral / aspirin. Decent dunkel and one of the driest I’ve ever had.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap at Schlafly-Urban Chestnut Oktoberfest) deep brown with small tan head. Sweet malt aroma. Flavor is sweet bready malt with some hints of coffee and chocolate. Don’t know if it was re-released just for this event - it was a pleasant surprise.
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep amber, has the appearance of Lipton tea. Aroma is strongly malty with lots of bready yeast. flavor has a hint of alcohol and some chocolate in the finish.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange-red brown, creamy small bubbled head. . . full, robust malty aroma with nicely roasted nuts. Light hops rounds out the aroma nicely. Oak, more nuts and hops are all roasted together and wrapped in fruit to lend a good flavour to a very nice beer.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is dunkelicious. Nice maple-bronze hue (or is it a "caste"), with a subtle musty malt aroma and light prune (no, not raisin) flavor. Drinkable in the extreme and designed for the masses, but could have used a touch more characteristic mellow fruity overtones and other such complexities. Milk...Milk.. Lemonade... In St. Louis, a fine Dunkel is made.
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jammy aroma, grainy, and raisins here as well. Heavily hopped and malted. A nice flavor of honey. Sharp and fruity finish. Grainy feel with notably soft carbonation. Leans toward a nuttiness as it warms.
Indra (2693) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium clear red-brown color. Faint head. (Resembles strong iced tea.) Weak but bready aroma. Flavor is mostly dark bread-malt mixed with some sweetness. More tea-like characteristics in the hops for the finish. Total lack of bite. I would almost describe this as a ’German American Brown.’ Not a lot of bitterness, but decent hoppy flavors. A bit similar to the Schlafly Vienna but less sweet. Decent beer.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 Dark clear reddish brown in color with a small white head that doesn't last. Bready flowery aroma, starts sweet and bready with a hint of caremel, light-medium bodied, somewhat of a watery mouthfeel, finishes smooth sweet. Seems kind of lighter this year than past years, pretty average IMHO
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, reddish amber color and minimal head. The body was light and slick. The flavor had notes of malty sweetness and ended with a tasty bitter, similar to Schlafly Winter ESB. Pretty good.