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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (8003) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget, e-order in February 2013. Clear dark copper with a medium, creamy white head. Aroma and taste of malt, chocolate, light roasted, dried fruit and nuts. Soft and easy to drink. I kind of liked this relaxed beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2006
(Bottled) Amber colour with creamy, disappearing head. Malty, roasted nose with dark rye bread, toffee, caramel and a light whif of smoke. Malty taste with the same aromas, maybe some chocolate and dried fruit in there as well. Mildly hoppy and chocolatey finish. Nice and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2010
500 ml bottle. Rated @ 17.2.2010.
Pours an amber colour with a minimal head. Medium sweet flavour of caramel malts and grass. Flavour of malts, caramel, grass and some spices. Thin mouthfeel. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6846) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2010
500ml Bottle - Brown/dark amber in colour. Marzipan, caramel and raisins feature in the aroma. Roasted, fruity and slightly metallic taste with roasted malt, caramel, toffee and raisins. Easy to drink and fairly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
How: Bottle. Best before 2006.
Where: At Halle’s.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Acidic, fruit, berry.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sour, caramel, dust, cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6745) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (6725) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (6534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2010
(Draught, the 4.5 % ABV version, at Pikkulintu) Poured deep amber and clear with medium sized and white head. Aroma contained malts, grass and butter. Palate was medium bodied and stingy with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, roastedness, sweetness, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and lightly roasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (6528) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Heavy roasted malts dominate the aroma, with some syrup and butterscotch notes. Medium bodied. A liitle sweetness is balanced by a decent dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (6493) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2010
50cl bottle, CM-Vantaa. 4.5%. Pours copper color with a white huge fluffy head. Aroma is malty with some hints of caramel and chocolate. Flavour is mild and sweet , caramel malt mostly, ends little bitter. Münchener well recognizable. One of the better dunkels I have tried in a while.

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