tectactoe (1486) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler: Thanks, Tyler. Muddled brown, swampy looking with a soapy, gray-tinted head that bubbles up & disperses on top. Smells just like you’d expect a dunkel to smell... Toasted rye bread, fresh grains, very mild cocoa powder, & a touch of cookie dough. Very light, laid back. Taste is similar with a steel-tinted caramel, mild rye, unsweetened cocoa dust, bready yeast, & toast. Thin bodied. Overall, not the best or most exciting dunkel out there, but easy drinking & decent.
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub, Bellaire. Hazy red-brown body, thin clumping beige head. Herbal, bitter nose, toasted cereals and spicy floral notes. Toasty body, bitter with burnt sugars and sharp grain and husks. Nutty, bitter, and sharp. On the dry side.
bpar73 (419) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Nice dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Nice grain and roasted malt in the flavor and the aroma. Crisp, clean lager finish with light bitterness. Another one of Joe’s beers that’s tough to categorize, but easy to drink. More dunkel than schwarzbier.