Urban Chestnut Dorfbier
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Draft at Urban Chestnut. Pours a murky deep brown with a stiff off-white head. Nose is full of bread and melanoidins, richly malty, minimal hops. On tasting, rich malt, chewy on the palate. Fresh baked bread and just a phenomenal Dunkel. Rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gschrade (757) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2189) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
(tap at tasting room) deep copper-brown with off white head. Malt aroma. Flavor is sweet malt, hint of rasins, a little earthy hops. Nice dunkel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4025) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2012
While dunkel is not generally one of my favorite styles, this is really solid for the style. Pours hazy brown with a light tan smallish head. The aroma has toffee, caramel, rich toasty malt, smooth lager-ness and some hazelnut. Medium body with a good amount of gentle, but assertive and sharp, carbonation. The flavor starts drier than the aroma, but still has toffee, caramel and nuttiness. Also it has a bit cereal taste and more nuttiness. It finishes with some spiciness that probably is coming from the hops. Really well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1449) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6608) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1857) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
January 8, 2013 on tap at brewpub. Reddish brown pour with some head. Sweet malt and caramel in aroma and taste. Some very mild bitterness in finish but then the sweetness comes back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9252) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Tap @ Urban Chestnut. Pours a bit hazy, dark reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Brown sugar, syrupy, thick molasses aroma. Nutty, rich toffee, sweet toasted malty, herbal flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5004) - 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.

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