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

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrBeer (829) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2002
Now this beer is called ’Wien’ because of some stupid EU-law. A lovely munich dunkel. Great spicy aroma and a wonderful malty and nutty taste. Great.

4
   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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2410) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2002
Ruby reddish brown, firm head. Caramel aroma. Caramel flavor with toffee and chocolate. Dry finish. Nice beer. The name’s been changed to ’Wien’

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ingevara (768) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 25, 2003
Brown color, medium head and body. Aroma of caramel, weak coffee and something bitter (farmaceutic or herbal). Malty, caramelly, a bit roasty flavors with strong hoppy bitterness (quite unusual). Superb.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2013
500 ml bottle. Dark amber with bright orange foam. Aroma is sweet and malty, bready and nutty. Taste is sweet and mellow, bread, nuts and lots of malt. Low bitterness and bready finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (4811) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lassewan (44) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2002
Nicely dark, nutty lager.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2006
AMber with a nice offwhite head. Malty, milky aroma with some nuts. Flavor is malty and nutty as well, some fruity notes, a bit too thin to be really good, but its still a nice beer.
Earlier Rating: 11/4/2003 Total Score: 3.5
Nice amber color, not much head. Aroma is dark chocolate, some cocoa and brown sugar. Has a sweet flravor that turns into some bitterness. Has a nice palate and is a very good beer.


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