cmarron (5) - EVANSTON, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle poured at the correct serving temperature.
Light malt aroma. Little bread/toffee aroma as expected on more flavorful examples of the style. Medium to low caramel aroma. No hop aroma, which is to style.
Medium tan head that pours thick and disappears quickly.
Very Clean reddish brown color, filtered obviously.
Bubble were large, making is look not creamy.
Moderately sweet with caramel notes as it warms in the mouth.
Hop bitterness is present and balancing, but not lingering.
Not much of the complex melanoidin (toffee, bread crust) flavors expected in a Dunkel. Definitely no chocolate, but that is optional.
Medium-light boy. Medium-high carbonation lifts the weight. Crispy finish, very easy drinking.
A descent beer. Not quite what I expect of a flavorful dunkel, but serves well on an example that you’d want to drink several bottles. I am sure it is a whole different story at the source, on tap.
Nero55 (256) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red/brown with small tan head. Aroma of light roasted malts. Light body with malt sweetness upfront, roasted malt and caramel notes, and finishes crisp and clean.
gam (2915) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small head dark cola like pour medium carbonation with aromas nut caramel chocolate hay grass the flavours rich caramel hay wet type grass nut a dryness chocolate no bitter to speak of fairly sweet smooth ale the finish no real crispness or excitement here best tastes the sweet caramel and nut fairly dull dunkel
eRock_2013 (70) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 Malt-tastic! Sweet malt aroma, roasted malt forwardtaste, sweet/caramel malt aftertaste. A touch of earthiness for balance. Good flavor, but again it seems that this Spaten beer comes across as a bit thin and with too light of a body that doesn’t match the heavy dark appearance. Easy-drinking and smooth for that reason though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy
zvsn (291) - ISRAEL - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby-brown with a small off-white head. Smell of caramel, cocoa, toffee and roasted malts. Sweet, with caramel, coffee and dark chocolate notes. Medium-bodied, good drinkability. Nice Dunkel.
htnicholas (46) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear but dark ruby brown with a moderate but poorly retained white head with light lacing. Nose is of malt and bread and light notes of carmel. Taste follows the nose with some very slight tart fruity overtones. Medium light body. Much thinner than one would expect for the style but it seems to work and adds to the drinkability. Finish is malt and a slightly sour camel taste. Almost undetectable hop bitterness but still nicely balanced and in no way sweet despite the absence of hoppyness. A great drinkable beer that is unique for it's style and which is very flavorful for having a session beer ABV of 5.2%. A dark beer that is a refreshing thirst quencher without compromising on the taste is quite an achievement.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
eelbasher (202) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours ruby/brown with a small ring of lace. Aromas of light candy, some dark fruit, and yeasty note. The flavor follows the aroma but there is a light hint of funk. Drinks easy enough but this off note just made it somewhat ehh.
Homer321 (565) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
9/11/12. Faint chocolate nose with a subtle bitterness in flavor. dry finish. pretty darn good.
andrewlol (48) - san antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i love dunkels. this is one isn’t bad. Ive just had a lot better, also a bit pricey
DrSilverworm (4062) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, from Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield. Clear red / brown color. Head quickly fades t a minimal off-white amount, leaves no lace. Some chocolate flavor, light nuttiness. More sweet taste. light bit of bitter. Light to medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Decent dunkel.
tapthis (77) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Its a good dunkel, sticks to the traditional style. No head or lacing, has a fruity taste to it with amber color