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Weißenoher Bonifatius Dunkel

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Brewed by Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Weißenohe, Germany

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ein kräftiges, aber süffiges dunkles Landbier, dessen traditioneller Charakter durch seinen hohen Stammwürzegehalt von 12,6 % unterstrichen wird (Exportbier!). Gebraut nur mit dunklem Malz im aufwändigen Maischverfahren. Kräftig im Trunk, angemessene Bittere und ein angenehmes Röstaroma.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6236) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown in colour, with an off-white head. Brown sugar aplenty, some red fruits and a gentle, toasty, finish. Good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
glennmastrange (2241) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Moderate aromas of roasted and caramel for the malt, cooked orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with brown sugar and a hint of cola. Head is small, frothy, off-white with slippery spotty lacing and good legs, and is almost fully dinishing. Color is clear light orange brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lighlty bittersweet. Palate is medium, a little slick with a soft to lively carbonation. Smells nice but the unpleasnat feel threw this Dunkel off a bit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
(bottle) Clear, chestnut brown colour with a firm medium-sized and tanned foamy head. Moderately toasted malty aroma with notes of caramel, chocolate, bread crusts and shades of grassy hops. Sweet-bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a smooth carbonation. Toasty malty taste with caramel, chocolate and distinctively nutty notes lingering into the toasty and slightly hoppy finish. A likeable Dunkel. 02.V.14

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoufCustom (801) - HONG KONG - APR 11, 2014


500 ml bottle bought at foodGARDEN in D2 Place, Lai Chi Kok.

Looks: Clear deep amber ruby colour; One finger head and crumpety off-white foam which lasts for about 1 minute; Small sticky lacing and quite fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and sweet roasted dark malt, with strong caramel and toffee, cream, sugar, light coffee, and thin lemony grass hops.

Taste: Medium-sweet lightly roasted malt, with nuts, light smokiness, sticky toffee, caramel, brown sugar, double cream, light coffee, light lime, grass, and moderate bitter hops.

Body: Close to light. Thin but sticky palate.

Mouth Feel: Dynamic and tensile! Moderately light roasted malt, not so ‘dark’, but with full nuttiness and some smokiness. The real strength lies on toffee and caramel - sticky, yummy, low sweet - that make things so lively and chop-licking. Beautiful! Also rich in cream, paired with some nice light coffee and brown sugar. Really comforting as well a taste-bug opener. Oh yes!

Hoppiness: Thin lemon and grass nose, light lime and notable grassy taste. Moderate light bitterness to compliment the light brown sugar for a creamy sticky sweet-bitter finish.

After Taste: Quite dry; Very easy and chewy to mouth.

Comments: Good Dunkels come in many different ways to please, and this one really sweeps my awful memories of mediocre German macro / micro dark lagers away. This is a traditional Bavarian Dunkel, well made, with nice aroma lively sticky toffee palate, modestly low sweetness and just-right hoppiness. Not only it is tasty, it basically changes my previously poor perception of this beer style, for the better. Highly recommended!

P.S. What a fine choice to celebrate my 600th ratings! :-)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Cask at NERAX. Pours a dark brown with a thin beige head. Huge hot malt aroma, with lots of heavy caramel and toffee. Flavour is similarly robust, with huge toasted malt, caramel and toffee taste. Virtually no hop character. Hot alcohol finish, smooth and full bodied. My second from the brewery, and both have been big, intense and delicious sweet beers.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3110) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: S:ta Clara Bierhaus, Stockholm.
Appearance: Copper colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Soap, malt, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, caramel, dried fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2408) - FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle 50 cl, BBE 08/2014. Pours clear darker copper in color with a frothy tan head. There is some quite sweet notes present at first in aroma, brown sugar and light roasted nutty notes too. Later on some fruitier notes as in pear appears. Interesting. Light roastedness and sweet maltyness in taste. Even a bit of smoky notes, some old leather and saltyness towards the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6096) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour. Very sweet malty nose. Initial sweet taste with a dry finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle, labeled Monk’s Christkindl @ 7.1% ABV. Pours a slightly hazy dark copper with a 1 finger, soapy, off white head. Aroma is big on cereal, caramel, toast, crusty white bread, honey, granola and spicy, herbal hops. Flavor is full of toasty, nutty and caramel notes up front, then some toffee, hay, granola, lots of cereal, dry grass, spicy, herbal and floral hops. the finish offers an interesting honey and cooked tree fruit taste. Medium body, creamy to chewy feel, light, but blanketing carbonation and fairly neutral finish. Good stuff overall, a bit sweeter than I would like.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7150) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein braunes Bier mit geringer aber schönen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, minimal würzig. Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig, würzig, gering schokoladig.


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