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RATINGS: 237   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2012
Tap at Weihenstephaner, Berlin. Pours clear auburn with a rich and creamy, sturdy off-white head. Light toasted malts in the nose with subtle dark fruit notes. Medium sweet flavor with berries, big raisins, some toast, herbal and leafy bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Slightly dirty bitter bite to finish, then sweet raisins, dry toast, and faint caramel. Well balanced. Very solid beer in a lovely setting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Plovmand (6563) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle at home. Pours clear deep amber with a creamy longlasting mushroom coloured head. The aroma is toasted malt, light pipe tobacco, and sweet caramel. The flavour is dark fruit, light earthy hops, caramel and some tobacco. Creamy texture.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5071) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Tap. Beautiful amber with a creamy, lacing, rocky eggshell head. Nose sweet, sticky malt. Bitter, malty, semi-dry taste; toast, light roast, good malt complexity from a simple recipe, goes far without the fruit. Medium-full body, smooth. Lightly bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2011
Pours darkish amber in colour with a minimal white foam with nice lacing down the glass. Hints of roasted sweetish and doughy malt on the nose. The flavour of this beer is sublime, it is very soft and deliciously malty with very little in the way of hop bitterness, it finishes both slightly sweet at first then dry out a touch. It is well attenuated and not astringent in any way..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kristall-König (2293) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2011
Rotbraune Färbung und im Geruch malzig-süß. Dazu ein etwas seltsamer Anflug nach Vergorenem. Geschmacklich malzig mit passender Herbe. Bitterschokoladig. Röstige Noten nach Kaffee im Abgang. Gelungenes und ausgewogenes Dunkel. Nice.Test vom 26.8.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5613) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2011
Bottle from Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam. Pours clear dark amber with a huge creamy off-white head.Aroma of caramel and toffee, dusty malts. Taste is smooth, light roasted nutty malts. Medium bodied.Nearly sticky mouthfeel. Easy to like this one.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimthechap (1750) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2011
Clear almost russet dark brown with beige head. Good trails of carbonation bubbles. Smells of breadcrusts, flaked chocolate, bark and gorgeous dark malts. While the scent isn’t completely obvious, it is there and it is lovely. A first cooling rush upon drinking and then chocolate, carbonation and a tangy bite as it rushes past the sides of the tongue. Lingering chocolate, cocoa and eclair flavours at the finish, which is subtle and then fades a short while after. I could quite happily drink more of this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1371) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2011
(This beer rating was imported from FB and unfortunately lacks any further comments.)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, heavy malty, roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 060711

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4178) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle from Thai supermarket. Deep nutty brown body, medium creamy egg shell-hued head. Nose is raisins, nuts and near-tart tones of roasty malts and hops combined. Taste is strong roasty malt tones with notes of coffee, burnt toast and nuts coming along towards the aftertaste. Nearly tart with accentuated roastiness-and-hops in the finish. A very nice dunkel from Weihenstephaner.


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