DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Brixie’s. $4.50. Deep brown in a shaker glass. After several minutes during which I was doing something else or other, it still shows a small layer of foam. Smell is a bit nondescript, offering little clue to the beer itself. The taste, though, shows it to be a hearty, fresh dunkel, but minus the yeast bite of fresh craft lager. well, now I get a little yeast smell after all. Dark malt abounding fer sher; fewer hops than usually found in a Floyds beer. In this case, the beer is a straight shot at the definition of a dunkel lager style.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, and a little roast. Decent flavor, just a touch of chocolate. It was okay, I thought it was a little thin though.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Three Floyds. Pours a quite dark brown with light tan head. Nose is quite roasty, some cocoa sneaks through. On taste, it is pretty clean, full bodied, though it has a roasty note that feels out of place for the style. Still, a quite clean beer that drinks easily with plenty of melanoidins, though the roast does detract, im. Good.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at FFF over holidays. Poured to a dark cocoa brown, withtan head that disipated fairly quickly and left okay lacing. Although nose was a pleasant chocolate-caramel mix, the body was very thin and watery, and the taste a little too much on the sweet side. In the end, I felt like I was drinking a cold, watered down Swiss Miss.
Not one of FFF’s best.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at 3f... Pours a dark caramel cola brown with a creamy off-white head ... aroma of bready roasted malt with a hint of chocolate...Flavors are very consistent with more of a caramel and chocolate malt presence. Really nice creamy mouthfeel.
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Three Floyds. Pours clear brown with a medium tan head. Malty and nutty aroma with caramel and subtle bitter hop notes. Caramel malt flavor with a hint of chocolate and some bitter hops to dry it out on the back end. Pretty solid for a style I don’t usually seek out.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap and Three Floyds Brewpub.
Served in a dimpled mug. Offers up some very familiar dunkel aromas and flavors that remind me of visiting Germany and drinking dunkel for the first time a few years ago. Sweet, malty, with a crisp finish. This is easy to drink, not over hopped at all, and is a pretty genuine German dunkel creation.
BeerBunker (725) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
.5L draft at Three Floyds. Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is of malt, chocolate, wheat, and yeast. Aroma is very malty, and very inviting. There is a also a faint hop character in the aroma. Taste is very malty, but not too malty. There is also chocolate, whest, banana, and yeast. Has a slight underlying hop flavor, that surprisingly isn’t killed by the malt. Lingering grainy taste. Lingering taste of dry chocolate. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. It drinks very easy. Sessionable, the price was good, and it was enjoyable. I liked it.
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Billed as a Dunkelweizen on menu.
[A] Smells malty. Wheat, hay, chocolate, some coffee, banana, lager, and a touch of smoke.
[A] Very dark brown pour into dimpled Stein. $6/.5L Short lived creamy soda head. Hard to see through, but still transparent.
[F] Wheaty base, covered by chocolate, coffee. With a crisp, semi-citrusy hop. ALMOST reminiscent of Perkulator. Not quite. Been awhile.
[P] Medium to light bodied. Very crisp and clean roasty finish. Drinkable.
[O] Quite a session. Good all around. Not overwhelming in any aspect. I would almost take this over Rob the Bruce in bottles.Cause its usually malty swamp water by the time I get it, anyway. Not a huge beer. But well done.
Strykzone (5066) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
StLHops tasting. My favorite of the beers tasted. This one was pleasant and unassuming. Lots of malt based aroma with cooked brown sugar. It is a medium brown color. Flavor is oatmeal cookies throughout. Throw in some fruit. A late hop taste is tart citrus. Nice.