bigbrew99 (14) - USA - OCT 27, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
man i like this stuf, nothing all that special about it but good brew
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In the summer and fall, I can always find a safe and welcoming home for a good dunkel. Warsteinerís runs, I think, middle of the road. Nice nutty flavors around the flavor profile ... but there was a distracting metallic flavor too. Hopped a little more than I expected but that really wasnít unpleasant. Very grainy with hints of caramel. Overall, this is decent dunkel.
OldJack99 (114) - USA - OCT 20, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
iguanatom (24) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís light bodied for a rich dark beer, full in flavor with a sweet and smooth taste. Itís a beer to simply enjoy, where you donít have to wrestle with the flavors to appreciate it.
Iíve have had this beer a few times, and it seems to vary greatly by place. I donít know if itís distributer differences or what, but when itís good, itís really good!
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Here the trademark Warsteiner graininess works to better effect. While the body is a bit thin, the toasted flavors come out rather nicely to make for an enjoyable (though perhaps not thrilling) dunkel.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hmmm... canít really think of a good way to describe this. kinda hoppy... a touch of dunkel... eh
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 17, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
rteis (3) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely roasted malt body, which is light and smooth. I found the finish to have a noticeably sweat undertone similar to some of the lighter Maibocks. Deeply refreshing and highly recommended. This is a great beer for the buck.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite malty with a unusually dry finish compared with the becks dunkel version which happens to be quite sweet. Less hoppy than the becks dark, yet more robust with a more pronounced roasted malt flavor... nice, light body as well. Of all the grocery store dark brands, this is highly recommended.