jefcon (1277) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep reddish rust color, with a significant head and lacing. Cherry and hickory on the nose are quite pleasant. Lots of chocolate and caramel in the aroma and flavor. A good amount of carbonation gives weight to the beer. Bittering on the finish. A nice, long dunkel that geos far beyond the grain ingredients to give substance and style to the beer.
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.
jde123 (736) - 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.
kathouse (726) - 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.
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.
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think this is a very decent dark lager. It’s nothing extraordinary but it has a very nice, crisp maltiness that is tasty, yet refreshing. I will probably buy more of it.