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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bjakk (459) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - AUG 11, 2014
Browngolden with golden foam. Mildly sour malty metalic aroma. Malt, charamel, sweet, buttery with burned malty aftertaste that lasts. High in carbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (7232) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2014
Tap at the brewery. From old notes. Sweet, rich malt flavors, chocolate and caramel. Not overly sweet. Well done dunkel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RafeAU (325) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
Shared a bottle at Plonk. My ventures into lager territory. Dark lager, has some flavour but still a bit mild on taste... not my style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rockana (301) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 27, 2014
Pours dark brown color with off white head. Caramel, malt. Watery texture. Could be better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1093) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
BB 27.08.14. Poured a clear dark coppery brown colour with a two- to three-finger light tan frothy head that diminished quickly (compared to other Weihenstephaner beers tasted recently). Laced OK. Carbonation low with large bubbles. Aroma strongly of sweet malt with underlying faint molasses; all quite sweet. Taste mostly sweet caramel malt plus a hint of sweet fruits and also very subtle hops bitterness. Light body, a bit thin on the mouthfeel. Smooth, clean and with a slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (916) - ISRAEL - APR 28, 2014
On-tap at Weihenstephaner Berlin am Hackeschen Markt. Clear brown with a medium white head. Aroma of caramel,toasted malts and bread. Sweetish with mostly malty flavors, some dark bread notes, low bitterness. Medium-bodied, a bit watery. Well-made beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1442) - PORTUGAL - APR 1, 2014
Shared a 50cl bottle from Ruppert (Luxembourg). Pours a clear brown colour with not much of a head. Aroma is liquorice, lightly roast and caramel. Average carbonation and medium to light body. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long dry and bitter end. Not so balanced. Overall, a strange beer but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bosta (136) - SLOVENIA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle, 0,5l. Pours clear light brown color with creamy tan head and nice lacing. Week aroma of caramel and malts. Light flavor of roasted malts and caramel, with slightly dry finish. Medium carbonation. Highly drinkable, but not as good as some other beers from Weihenstephaner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Muggus69 (1409) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
OLD NOTES OCT 11, 2004 500ml Bottle. Aroma of burnt malt, sweet toffee and a bit of chocolate. Pours clear deep amberish brown body with solid off-white head. Decent flavour of caramel, slight chocolatey malt and with nutty and licorice flavours. The body tends to be a bit of the thin side. Overal it’s not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddy brown with thin bubbly head. Aroma is malty and caramel. More malt, banana and caramel in the taste along with mild bitterness and sour notes. Bit thin and oily in the mouthfeel.

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