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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TrefwoordPunk (820) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2008
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a dark brown with a small head and a malty aroma. The taste is a bit sourish, with malts, dark chocolate (only the bitterness, not the sweetness) and some not-that-sweet fruits. This isn’t a bad beer, but weihenstephaner can do much better

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros (2220) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2009
Copper/ruby pour with a lovely, albeit rapidly diminishing, head. Grainy and toasted nutty malts present in the aroma as well as some euro hops. Amazingly similar to the pilsner (apart from the darker malts). Same thing with the flavours - it has the same grainy malt and cardboard notes, but whereas these are quite dominant in the pilsner, they are hidden is this beer by the darker malts. Only complaint I have with the mouthfeel is that it’s on the watery side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ComradeK (1066) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark brown, with a weak and dissipating head. Aroma is quite promising, yet the flavour doesn’t quite live up to it. It is a little too weak for a dunkel, and has an odd and not entirely pleasant sweet aftertaste. Far from the worst beer I’ve had, but I wouldn’t go out and buy another one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 27, 2010
A really malt heavy dunkel. Lots of caramel and biscuit. A bit too heavy for me, but I could see it working well in the cooler months in Europe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2003
Robust head on a cola-like liquid, looks great. Chocolate malt aroma. Light roasted malt flavour, but not strong enough. Also a bit thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 9, 2004
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 46. This draft brew from the monastery in Freising Germany poured a medium sized head of finely sized white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind an excellent lacing and a carbonated transparent brown colored body. The aroma was mild with brown beer malty notes and the mouth feel was initially tingly with a mild caramel malt bite in its otherwise smooth finish. The flavor was typically like a dunkel, but on the thin side and therefore was not much to behold.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (14046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
Bottle. Slightly malty aroma. Brown colour, no head. Slightly malty, quite bready flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2007
Bottle. Dark copper. Nose has malts, flowers and syrup. Small head, disappears completely. Flavor is slightly burnt, dry, no aftertaste. Some lingering bitterness and sourness. Very easy, a bit too easy maybe,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (5242) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2009
50cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Clear light brown colour, creamy off-white head. Faint aroma of caramel, malts and a hint of oranges. Flavour is light roasted malts, caramel, slightly dry finish. Very light flavours. Highly drinkable, but unmemorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
crabbey (17) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 6, 2010
50cl bottle Reddish brown, moderate off-white head. Bready malt, raisins. Slight sweetness with a light bitter finish. Thin body. Good beer, but left me a bit disappointed.

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