Brewed by Warsteiner Brauerei
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Warstein, Germany


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RATINGS: 1122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A light bodied clean dark lager.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2007
Bottle. Looks identical to coke when poured, same head and everything, even the lacing. Aroma is odd, like cold spinach. and stale Highlife. Flavor is malty, with the slightest hint of raisins, like it’s trying to be a doppelbock. Standard sort of hazelnuttiness you get out of most brown beers. Finishes a little sticky, but the back end nuttiness is good. Body is way to this for the flavor; this feels like malt liquor. Disappointing, as I actually like the verum. Aroma does get better (brown sugar) as it warms.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1534) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Nothing flashy here, but a solid dark lager, one that the States just can’t seem to get right. Chestnut color with thin white head. Smooth caramel/toffee malt light bodied, a bit nutty, faint floral hops. Refreshing for a dark beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UrbanCaveman (167) - Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2015
500 ml can, poured into a mug at ~40 degrees F. Appearance: Pours a clear hickory brown, and forms a thick, fluffy head of pale off-white foam with good retention. Lacing is decent. Smell: Bread, mild toffee, and something vaguely floral waft out of the glass. Taste: See "Smell". The taste opens with bread and mild toffee, with hints of faint light caramel. That is joined by some floral and spicy notes as the beer moves along, and the aftertaste is a lingering mix of all of the above. Mouthfeel: Thin and light-bodied, without ever quite getting all the way to watery. Overall: A decent Munich dunkel, especially for the price point I paid for this batch of $1 per half-liter!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
zootfinster (213) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2015
A decent beer if you are a little short of cash. Quickly disappearing head.Fair malt taste a little caramel. Aroma a bit metallic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber brown color, medium light tan head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is lightly toasted nutty caramel. Plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2015
Draft at Mecklenburg Gardens, served in a pint glass. Pours a mostly clear chestnut-cocoa brown with a finger of beige head that settles into a ring. Notes of caramel, nuts, toast, chocolate, tobacco, earth, wood, and a faint mineral note that shows up in the flavor. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and an earthy, toasty mouthfeel. It actually exceeded my expectations; I don’t like the flagship Warsteiner beer and ordered this because it was something new, and one of the most-rated beers that I hadn’t tried yet. So based on my low bar, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cutitoutdave (67) - - MAR 31, 2015
Pours a dimly transparent dark copper from bottle. Aroma of grass and roasted barley. Tastes sweet up front, reasonable malt complexity, and not much to say about the hops. A toasty/burned bread flavor lingers. Light bodied and light carbonation. Overall decent beer but I'm not such a big fan of the style. Caught somewhere between a grassy pils lager and a dark ale. To each their own. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
willisread (707) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2015
Old rating. Pours a brownish red color with a quickly dissipating white head. Not much aroma present...slight hint of malt. Taste has a metallic sting to it. Undertones of caramel and toffee. Overly carbonated. Light-bodied. Ehhh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (2017) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2015
light hazy brown pour with a tanned head. caramel, grains, malts, bread notes, nuts, roasted malts, hints of smoke. pretty smooth mouthfeel

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
firefly765 (180) - - JAN 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle pours a brown red combination color. Whitehead dissipates quickly. Very sweet caramel aroma not much hops smell at all. Very multi flavor with a little bit of roasted taste. Not much yeast character with any banana or clove.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrewGoblin (544) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
This "light bodied clean dark lager" is best left at that. Better than slurping down a typical macro Lager, this cola-looking quaff has a real metallic twang to it that is had to look past. Nutty, roasty, earthy chocolate and coffee notes attempt to peer through the steel haze. Thin bodied and with mid carbonation, this is a brew I am glad to have tried. Once.

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