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

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RATINGS: 1099   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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A light bodied clean dark lager.


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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2012
So, I’ve always kinda complained about how Warsteiner is a shitty example of German beer. Especially the Dunkel. But upon my last tasting, it started to grow on me a bit. Maybe it took pouring it into a nice clear stein to see it’s mahogany, oaky, copper color and nicely sustaining frothy white head. The aroma is rather nice too; very sweet and malty with caramel and a hint of cocoa. The flavor is the only thing that is left to be desired next to a higher quality dunkel. Yet it is still flavorful enough to enjoy while being rather light and refreshing. Cocoa and vanilla with roasted malts. Nice, medium finish. Not too shabby. But no Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel..


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shanebrews (175) - Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Warsteiner Dunkel was a pleasant surprise as I am someone who can pass on the Warsteiner lager. The beer pours a brown color with a creamy head and soft carbonation. The aromas are rich, malty, but not overpowering. The flavor is a revelation, full of coffee and dark chocolate, medium bodied and balanced. The beer is refreshing, sessionable, and good with comfort foods. Compare to Guinness Black Lager, but with more craft and smoothness and a more diverse malt profile.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (658) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta tostada, caramelo.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
George2Tall (22) - - AUG 11, 2014
The beer pours a dark brown. Minimal light brown head. A light nutty flavor, unexpected from a lager. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1219) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-25-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a mahogany color with some quite nice red highlights. The off-white head formed upon pouring was quite large and had a moderate level of retention. The fading head in the end gave way to a medium amount of lacing. Smell – The aromas were sweet and fruity. They were heaviest of a sweet cherry and apple smell, but also contained a light roasted bready and a light hop smell. Taste – The taste starts out of a bready, cherry and a lighter roasted flavor. The roasted flavors begin growing stronger after the initial taste. These mix with some flavor of a toast flavor and more cherry as the taste advances further. In the end, these flavors, when mixed with the a lighter earthy hop taste, leave a interesting bitter taste on the tongue (I can’t decide if I like it or not). Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is just a tad above average in terms of creaminess and thickness for a brew of only 4.8%. It also has just a slightly lower than level carbonation. These two qualities are quite nice for the roasted flavors of the brew and help accentuate the fruit and roasted flavors. Overall – A pretty good brew with some nice fruit and roasted flavors. While tasty it maintains a fairly high level of drinkability. Not too shabby.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bork (166) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 Rather light and slightly acidic dark beer with some toasted caramel malts and little bit of sour fruit. Not bad for them hot summer days.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
KPD (41) - Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Pours clear brown with hint of red, aroma is subtle roasted malt. Medium light mouthfeel. Flavor is malt with slight lingering sweetness. Light beer. Nice drinking here.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdobbs (378) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Nice black pour with a caramel head. Sweet aroma. Taste is a bit thin.Caramel, bread, chocolate, grass, clove, soy sauce, licorice, vanilla.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
draft at Waldfest 2014. nut brownish pour, lighter bodied. mild roast & nuttiness, mild cloves. OK

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keith0718 (374) - Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
The only other dunkel I’ve had was at KC Bier Co (draught). This is not that, but it is a dunkel and it’s good enough.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours a clear mahogany with a light tan small head. Nose is of malt. Creamy but thin viscosity. Taste is dark roasted malt with some light hops notes on the finish. Only an average beer; not top tier. Pairs well with popcorn or nuts.


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