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RATINGS: 254   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nørrebronx, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2004
Dry yeasty metallic aroma... Not to interesting taste.... Weak and watery 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (21413) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Clear dark brown, small head. Nutty nose. Sweetish and fairly light bodied with clean mouthfeel. Lightly roasty with some soap and butterscotch. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TrefwoordPunk (830) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikkopen (935) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2008
500 ml bottle. Coppery orange colour, thin off-white head. Sweet, slightly roasted malty aroma. Bread-like malty flavour, medium-bodied mouthfeel. Nothing special about this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - APR 22, 2009
UPDATED: APR 23, 2009 Bottled 50cl. Pumpernickel, figs and raisins in both nose and taste. Sweet. Very low bitterness. Decent. Not fan of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros (2408) - 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 (1071) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ippopotamo36 (779) - Rome, ITALY - APR 10, 2015
0,50 bottle purchased at the Beerville shop in Belgrade-Serbia. Ciao Vlada! Pours a reddish brown, clear with a medium-big ivory foamy head which stays long. Nose: initially very metallic (!), then it goes toasted bread, mocha and a bit of caramel. Meh! Mouth: far too watery for a dark one, an overall bitter (herbal) feel, dry closure, some toasted malts. Not that refreshing, neither complex although not the worst dunkel.

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