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


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (6735) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (6564) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 28.01.2010
Aroma has bready malt, some toffee and roasted notes. Flavour is also rather malty with bread, some toffee, roasted notes and hints of coffee. Finishes with syrupy notes. Good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a white head. Malty, light roasted, rye bread, hoppy aroma and taste, caramel. Medium body with a sweet light dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5901) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (5768) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5733) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5554) - 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5352) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2006
Amber colour with an off white head. Malty, light fruity aroma with a weak hoppyness. Malty and light caramel sweet flavor with a mild hoppy finish.

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