shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - JUN 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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..
George2Tall (22) - - AUG 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours a dark brown. Minimal light brown head. A light nutty flavor, unexpected from a lager. Very tasty.
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Darkmagus82 (890) - - AUG 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Bork (128) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
KPD (38) - Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
jdobbs (368) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice black pour with a caramel head. Sweet aroma. Taste is a bit thin.Caramel, bread, chocolate, grass, clove, soy sauce, licorice, vanilla.
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at Waldfest 2014. nut brownish pour, lighter bodied. mild roast & nuttiness, mild cloves. OK
keith0718 (365) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Minderbinder (1740) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark/amber with medium-high beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, german yeast. Taste is of roasted malt, very slight bitterness, dirt, some caramel. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Decent. Classic stuff, no serious flaw.
beerbaaron (1196) - Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark amber with a thin ring of off-white head. Bready. Toasty. A touch of dryness. Watery. Theres something going on, but not alot. Not bad.