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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.7/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The Dunkel style is what many refer to as the original beer of Munich and the surrounding countryside and villages (Dorf in German) of Bavaria. This everyday beer ranges in color from amber to dark brown, depending on the amount of Munich and roasted malts used. Ours is a deep reddish brown with a rich malty flavor. The sweetness of the malt is balanced by the use of another Bavarian friend...the Hellertau hop...in this specific case Hersbrucker grown near Wolnzach, Hallertau. OG 13.2 Plato (Willi Becher)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4460) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 The 500 ml bottle was sent to me by strykzone. Thanks Dave. It pours a dark brown with a beige long lasting head. Good lacing. Nose is roasted malts and some nuts. Medium body and a very smooth creamy mouth feel. Flavor is rich and the nuts stand out. The finish shows some grassy hops and the nuts stay prominent in the finish. Really nice beer and super easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illiniphil (146) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2014
16 oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown with a thin tan head that hung around. Taste is dark malts with just a faint sweetness. While good, the taste is just a little thin. Still good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Has a wonderful nutty aroma and flavor. Deep brown color with no head. A great dunkel, and a very easy beer to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finhead (1547) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Hazy, brown pour with a lightly tan head. The aroma has toasted malt and mild caramel. It has a medium body with sticky texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet, yet slightly roasted to balance out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2013
500 ml bottle from a mixed 12-pack from Friar Tuck’s-Crestwood. Pours a mostly clear chestnut amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, dry leaves, toffee, and peanut brittle- toast and nuts really lead the way, though. Same goes for the flavor, which also has notes of mellow spice, mixed fruits, brown sugar, and earth. Light-medium bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a toasty, nutty, earthy mouthfeel. Really nice dunkel. Pleasant and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gschrade (969) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 21, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours brown with a tan head. Taste sweet, Carmel, nutty. I thought this was very good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1706) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
On tap at the source. Pours a dark amber with a thin, but resilient, light tan head that laces. Bready aroma. Sweet caramel malt taste with a buttery biscuit character along with some mild hops. Nicely done! This is as good (or better) than Hofbrauhaus Dunkel on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1851) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Dark amber. Tons of lacing. Caramel. Malty body. Pretty tasty. Refreshing. Not too hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (6221) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pint at Urban Chestnut. This beer is quite dark brown and very much opaque. A nice creamy is one finger and has good retention. This is definitely a lager and has that effect. The beer offers some interesting malts. They are grassy, swampy, and even a bit of Irish in there. Some bready yeast and a little toffee with some nuts. I have never had anything quite like it so it gets originality points. It was also nice to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (3000) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2013
On tap at Urban Chestnut on Jan 11th. Pours a medium brown color with white head. Nutty, toasty, malty flavors. Very good dunkel. The best beer that I sampled at Urban Chestnut.

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