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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (4562) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kristall-König (2415) - 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

   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..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13605) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sandog_au (37) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2015
UPDATED: APR 29, 2015 Bottle from Dan Murphy's. Pours a clear dark brown amber with a diminishing slightly off white head. Earthy banana aroma. Banana, malt, slight coffee and slight spicy flavours. Moderate mouthfeel. Very nice drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10611) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2003
Bottled: Deep amber coloured. Clear. Medium lasting creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolatish and maltish. Flavour is smooth. Slightly roasty and with notes of caramel/chocolate. Has a ligth bitter aftertaste. Nice dunkel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1321) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2004 bright clear mahogany. nice looking beer. tastes like a watered down salvator - rich, sweet, nutty malt and not much else, maybe a bit of herbs. very simple and a bit boring by the end of the glass. not too caramelly which is a plus. needs more toast, or earth, or something. almost too pure.rer8: noticed more of a toasty hint this time. and a fair bit of hop flavour for a dunkel. this is a nice beer. nice full mouthfeel, clean, subtle, good stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2004
Draft at the Weihenstephan monastery. Light tan head, carbonation, transparent and good lacing with a reddish brown hue. Malty and caramel aroma. Flavor was malty, caramel, smokey, burnt flavor. Mouthfeel was smooth and thin. Light bodied Dunkel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2555) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2004
UPDATED: APR 19, 2006 Re-rate:- Haven’t had this one for a while, but I found myself up for a session and needed a decent lager to drink. This one came to mind immediately for afford-ability, drinkability and ofcourse reuse-ability of empty brown bottles. Poured into a Weihenstephan stein. Better, dense, rocky tan head formed than my first rate. Held on for the length and left some frosting. The body of beer a ruddy, deep brown and brilliantly clear. Doughy, slightly biscuity, cookie dough and roasted malts greet the nose. No hops. Lightly sweet upfront in the mouth, woody, deeper malts across the palate and drying towards the backwith some lightly roasted and toasted malts finishing it off. Light bodied for style and well charged in carbonation, but not as to hinder things. Not as filling in the stomach as I remember. Not bad, definitely hit the spot.
Yet another nice beer from the Weihenstephan brewery, and a good drop in general. Tasted from the bottle and poured into a tall stem glass, a short soapy tan head formed atop a clear cola brown body. Chocolate and toffee nose with a hint of toasted malt. Light bodied (oddly filling in the stomach) and light in carbonation. Sweet in the mouth, chocolate, toffee, with a balance of bitter roasted grain and burnt sugars in the back. No real hop definition, just a good malty Dunkel that went down a treat. Quite nice!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2005
(on bottle, thx for the present, Jeppe) Strong sent of rum, fresh ryebread and heavy chocolate. Nice carbonation, but watery ´cause one expects so much more from that aroma. Has very dominant coffee and chocolate = malt-ntes indeed. Bit flat finish, but gain, this is just a dunkel, not a strong beer, just a good one.

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