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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: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoufCustom (613) - 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 (2469) - 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 (2131) - 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 (5616) - 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 (1823) - 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 (5518) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap. Clear bronze hue with a large off white head. Aromas are malty, melanoidins, dark fruit, prunes, low alcohol. Plum. Flavors are slightly fruit forward, plum , dried currants, malty , tea, lowish pH. Medium carbonation .

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
On tap in Louisvllle (KY)
A Christmasy dunkel beer was a nice addition to my sampler tray. The daily tap special at Holy Grale, this would have been worth a full pint if I would have had more time. If you are lucky enough to be in the area do not miss whatever German drafts they have at the time.

Aroma / Appearance - The body looks like a glass of warm apple cider. Malty caramel apples add a sweet nutty texture. This isn’t complex but it is very pleasing.

Flavor / Palate - The taste of fresh apple cider chased with a bit of nuttiness opens well. A dry finish works its way to the back of the throat. One weakness is that over times it does not really improve. It might have been the handling in the way to the Midwest; I would love to try some beers in this style and the other Germanic ones at the source.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
In bottle:.. Aroma is slight.. Perhaps mildly sour grain, bready. Thin head Taste is raisin or fig.. A little bit of spice. Gets better as it gets warmer


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