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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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The name tells the story: our dark beer is brewed according to a tradition handed down from generation to generation. An aromatic beer with a malty character. An archetypal Bavarian beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MonsterMash (58) - North Tonowanda, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2006
Clear brown, with smooth head. Nice maltiness in the nose. Mouthfeel is good. Slighty roasted sweetness to taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6520) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 30, 2006
Woody-amber, thick creamy top. Handsome lager. Aroma: fruity, malty nose, grainy with very light smoky character. Good dunkel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bells (4) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2006 does not count
When poured it displays a slightly off-white head over a deep red/brown beer. Excellent malt aromas displaying molasses, rye, spices (cardamom?) wood smoke and earthy/dirty tones. Initially sweet on the palate with more grainy, rye malt characters with the uncomplicated dusty/dry-grassy bitterness developing mid-palate. Some sourness and astringency follows to balance the sweetness and leave the palate revived. Quite a substantial mouth feel yet not overwhelming with fine carbonation for balance. Long lingering aftertastes of malt sweetness and alcohol give a warm pleasant finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
madquacker (1048) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2006
Weak and underpowering with mild caramel flavours. Stick to the Hefeweissbier dunkel instead.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11026) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2006
Bottled. Red brown colour with beige head.Sweet roasted aroma. Light sweet and roasted flavour. bitter finish but pleasent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13923) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2006
Bottled. Reddish-brown beer with an ok beige head. Nice carbonation. Sweet malty and roasted aroma with some beef stock. Flavor is light, sweet malty and roasted. Sweet, medium body. The beer feels too thin, but is pleasant anyway. (060224)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 20, 2006
Pours a deep brown with a light brown head. Smells breddy and nutty. Taste is nutty with some mellow fruit and bananas. Where are all the great tastes associated with this style?

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6216) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2005
The label states that this is brewed for them by Hofbräu München. A sweet, nutty beer with a pleasant hoppy finish, but not outstanding in any way.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13724) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle. Slightly malty aroma. Brown colour, no head. Slightly malty, quite bready flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2005
Bottled: Tried this at the local Octoberfest. Remember this as being a pretty decent malty beer with an enticing aroma, unfortunately my detailed notes on it are rendered unreadable due to spillage- thanks guys- other than the scoring.


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