Brewed by Valmiermuižas Alus
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Valmiermuiža, Burtnieku novads, Latvia


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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Filtered dark beer (0.5l bottles, 30l kegs).
Note: Rate the Nefiltrets (unfiltered) version separately.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (230) - LATVIA - JUN 15, 2015
Strong aroma, caramel taste rather strong on both taste and aroma. Also hopppy a bit overshadowed by carsmel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (3775) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2015
0,5l bottle @ Islande Hotel. Pours deep clear chestnut with a medium off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts and nuts. Flavor is roasted malts, nuts, dark fruits, some alcohol and some hops. Good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (3159) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015
Valmiermuiza Tumsais Alus: Look; good fawn head and dark ruby clear body. Aroma; dark fruits, dark malts, berries, floral notes. Taste; dark malts, dark toffee, grass, berries, flowers, basement notes - leading to a soft fine dark fruity finish with caramel and chocolate. Good texture and soft carbonation. A good brew. [50cl brown bottle 5.8%abv BB09-09-2015 B@RimiBauskas 1€65c T@Ferie2015]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 25, 2012
Bottled 500ml (Stockmann Tallinn, BB 05/2012)
Deep ruby color, small beige head. Toasted coffeish and caramelly aroma with some diacetyl. Medium-bodied. Sweetish, chocolaty flavor. Toasted notes, light tartness in the aftertaste. Not much diacetyl in flavor. Aftertaste has caramel and some bitterness. Good German-style dunkel. One of the best Latvian beers I’ve had (the bar is not very high with Latvian beers).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zarkam (538) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2013
500ml bottle from the brewery’s shop/cafe in Riga. Dark brown colour, can see the light through slightly. Medium fairly thick beige head. Roasty aroma with some nuts, toast and a hint of cherry and resin. Full body, short mild finish with a slight hint of alcohol. Quite a decent dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6515) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
500ml Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges. Caramel, brown sugar and dried fruit in the aroma. Fruity, malty and slightly metallic taste with notes of raisins, fruitcake, marzipan and caramel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (401) - LATVIA - NOV 1, 2013
Quite week aroma. Tase is more intense, roast, woodden, hazelnut. Desolves quick. Dark amber look.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1683) - SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2016
On tap @ Aussie backpackers, Riga. Redbrown body with a medium head. Roasted malt, fudge, almond, butterscotch, some earthy notes. Usually I’m not a fan of diacetyl but in this case it was quite ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12745) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle from new wineshop in Grĺbrřdrestrćde Randers. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy nutty aroma. Light sweet and bitter flavor. Nice caramellic notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Very nice dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (2661) - ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2011
Ruby red, off-white head. Malty nose with caramel hints. Taste has more malt and roastiness with caramel and nuttiness in the background. Some bitterness in the finish. Oily mouthfeel. Pretty good.

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