Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle pours a very weak, light tan head with a ruby body. Color of the beer is very nice. Aroma is skunk. Flavor is caramel, some bread, and a little skunky. Finish is thin.
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Six pack from Total Wine, $7.49 Clear brown beer with a medium off-white/tan head that soon drops away. Aroma of earthy grain malt, maybe a light skunk. Flavor is quite good, with sweet dark malts, toffee, caramel, nutty and buttery. A low hop bitterness on the finish. Very easy drinking and smooth. Not spectacular, but pretty good. I have a fondness for dunkels, and this one is enjoyable.
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - APR 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste 4/9 bottle. Looks: Clear dark red/grown. Aroma: Brown sugar and grain. Taste: Nutty, sweaty and sweet to start (like optimator) with a drying(not dry) finish. Worth a drink every once in a while.
Aurelius (3731) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Soft, clean, brown malt aroma, a little on the cereal side. Clear brown beer, with a big, fluffy light tan head which will suddenly deflate. Appearance ding for the green bottle and the pedestrian label. Cereal tones, moderate bittering, mildly sweet, muted roastiness. Aftertaste is dry and roasty. Decent session brew. Medium body. MSL
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little too basic. I wish there could be some flavor notes of interest here, but there simply are not. As it stands, it is acceptable, but brewers with Spaten’s resources should be able to do something more interesting with this interesting style.
Ernest (5928) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 Bottle.
Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel, husks), trace hops (flowers, herbs).
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, unclean.
Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, slightly metallic.
Husky, metallic, poor aftertaste. Not good.
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown color with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma is dark and dry fruits, some light caramel, and a light nut note. Flavor is very dark and semi-sweet with a smooth malt middle and a lightly bitter finish. Slightly earthy.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to 17thfloor. Clear dark brown with red tint, small tan head. Aroma is red fruit, caramel, nuttiness, sweeter. Darker, sweeter malts with red fruit, some roast, nuttiness, toffee, caramel, light malasses. Medium to thin body with light carbonation. Not bad.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aromas of strawberry ang cherry as it warms. Basic malty palate. Overall a nice dunkel.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a mahogany brown body with an off white head. Nice nutty, roasty caramel malts. Grain with sweet hints of bread. Lightly earthy with some cereal notes. Decent offering.