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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joanabarbosa (47) - Goiânia, BRAZIL - JAN 4, 2007
Pours dark-amber nicely color with a rich but faster head. Horny nose with roasted malt. Dry mouthfeel, slight bitterness with malty and sweet flavor. Light bitter afertaste. So good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (2065) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2006
Bottled, 0.5 liter BB August 2006 (sampled december 2006). Clear amber brown coloured. Malts and fruit in aroma, some notes of port-wine. Sweet malty flavour with some notes one normally finds in aged trappist ales, i’m not sure how to describe it though. Very nice balance, lasting finish. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tranquillity (1453) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2006
Smells of sweet dark bread. Brown colour, average thickness of the head. Taste of butter and cloves, very satisfying. Untunately the finish sort of stops in the middle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nicko (214) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2006
Mahogany colours, with a small creamy head, lots of bubbles rushing upwards. Malty, nutty, yeasty, chocolatey aromas. Low bitterness, great medium body - smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15040) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2006
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Ruby red beer with lasting beige head. Dark malts and charcoal on aroma. Nice toffeeish choc flavours in mouth. Some dark fruits. Rounded. Some dryness on end. Good dunkel, very drinkable and would easily have had another bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2006
Bottled. Dark reddish brown color, decent head. Sweet aroma of munchener malt with hints of caramel, nuts, licorice and pine. The taste dryer, but still malty and caramelly. Some resinous aroma and flavor like in the real ales hopped with East Kent Goldings. Some bitterness and mild roasted tone in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2006
Bottle (from Bitter Virtue, BBE Feb 07). Caramelly malts and a hint of coffee. A little thin and one dimensional in flavour but still pleasant.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6675) - 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.

   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.

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