Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It is appropriate that it is named a lager even though it is truly a dunkel in style. It is a weak version of the style. That means it is better than the average beer, but still a disappointment.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
good color and aroma for a dunkel , but i found the taste to be underwhelming. There was very little malt or sweetness. Just a slighly bitter hop flavor which should never be strong part. Good try but no.
jasonp (1565) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber red with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and light floral hops. Flavor has notes of toasted malt, caramel and nuttiness with a light hop character. Mouthfeel was medium with moderate carbonation. Decent lacing, ok head retention. Although I havent’ had many dunkels up to this point, I was expecting something on the sweeter side with more body,and a hint of smoke I guess. Overall this was ok.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Merrifield) Crystal clear copper body with healthy off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, strawberry rhubarb pie, light sour. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, light eathy, chocolate. Finishes with some lager yeast sourness. Watery, light-medium body. Seems to be missing some of the sweetness for the style.
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of the five beers in a sampler pack. This one was in the middle (rate-wise). A fairly decent lager, nice color, easy to drink, but served much too cold. The flavor and aroma would have been more prevalent if a little warmer. But that could be said with all the beers served that night. I hope to not purchase this particular beer again, however.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper with a dense light tan head and decent glass lace. The aroma is lighlty chocolate, quite bready almost toasty. The flavor is nutty toasty bread, light caramle and chocolate. Medium sweet with light bitterness throughout. Medium body, very quaffable. This one is quite nice, especially for this oft abused style.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish auburn with a very thin white head. Nose is thin, some malts, lightly cola-sweet. Maltiness in this one is incredibly toasty and bready, there’s some dunkel-esque caramel, but it’s mostly like drinking toast. Some sudden hops at the end, finishes very dry. Not really what I was expecting as a dunkel, but still rather enjoyed it.
kathouse (1493) - Nevada, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with nice creamy foam and clear body. Malty aroma has just a touch of hop. Body is full flavored with rich caramel. A little too sweet, but easily drinkable. Leaves just a hint of malt on the palate. Nice.