Brewed by Slottskällans Bryggeri
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Uppsala, Sweden


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Brewed by the Münchener tradition with Münchener, pilsner, pale and dark caramel malts, and chocolate malt. Hops used: Spalter Select and Hersbrucker. Gravity 12,4° Plato, 4.8% abv.

Returned in 2009, and again in 2011, to the Finnish market, same recipe but slightly lower gravity. 4.5% abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6761) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2006 (500 ml bottle, as Slottskällans Wien). Beautiful dark reddish brown colour, low head. Interesting strong aroma, initially it’s overwhelming horse stable / fresh horse droppings(!), later the caramel, molasses and malts come through. Malty sweetness is well balanced by the hops, pleasant mellow aftertaste. I’ll leave it to the "style police" to discuss if this is Vienna or Munich dunkel - IMO the Swedes have done a reasonably good job with this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34703) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2003
An amber beer with no head. The aroma is slightly sour and a little sweet - as if it has been brewed on brewing cereal. The flavor is very malty sweet - of an OK maltblend - but not really a special flavor. An OK beer - but nothing compared to other Slottskällans beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6726) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2003
Red body with a lot of hoparoma and flavour. Really bitter! Touch of dirt, a beer with an attitude.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2003
Nut brown colour with a disappointing head. Caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts in the aroma. Flavour is very pleasant, but a bit too thin/watery. Still, a nice Munich dunkel (despite the name).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2003
I don't like the aroma (ceralic?), and the head goes of to quickly. But the taste and finish is strong and full of hops. Long lasting dry final.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2006 2006-02-13, 5-4-5-2-10=26
The aroma is strange, mixing some soap, flowers and hop. The mouthfeel is weak, with some caramel and light hop touch. Poor.

2002-12-01, 7-5-7-4-14=37
Beautiful amber color, thick head. Nice aroma, roasted malt, hop. Flavor dominated by the roasted malt, pretty dry, with a very light smokey note in the background. Pretty strong and quite long final.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2002
Red-brown with a big soft head,long aroma of melasses.Good bitternes slightly roasted and hints of citrus,maybe could have been a bit sweeter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2002
Lots of mature malt and barley sugar in a good cooperation to give this brown beer a deep aroma with lots of content.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2005 Red-brown-orange with firm beige head. Fresh, spicy, roasted, malty aroma with citrus, chocolate, syrup and treacle. Dry bready flavor with chocolate, treacle and some coffee. Hints of apple. OK bitterness. A bit thin on the palate but definitely a new favorite in the dark lager department

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2002
Well, i had the old one named Munich, and the new one named Wien. Well i thought the Munich was pretty ordinary, also had a burnt ash flavour that made me want to stop drinking it, however the one i had under the new name (wien), tasted a bit better (but maybe i was dreaming), seemed to have a hoppier and more bearable, this score is an average of the two.

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